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1/ Counting down @publici's top state politics investigations of 2018.…
2/ A @publici/@NPR investigation by @l_e_whyte, @JoeYerardi and @alikodjakNPR found pharmaceutical companies have infiltrated nearly every part of the process that determines how their drugs will be covered by taxpayers…
@NPR @l_e_whyte @JoeYerardi @alikodjakNPR 3/ State legislators, @sanya_mansoor writes, are pushing U.S. constitutional conventional bills in at least 27 states after scores attended an event paid by two activist groups…
@NPR @l_e_whyte @JoeYerardi @alikodjakNPR @sanya_mansoor 4/ As federal subsidies are slated to expire, Texas officials are re-examining the future of wind turbines, writes @kristianreports…
@NPR @l_e_whyte @JoeYerardi @alikodjakNPR @sanya_mansoor @kristianreports 5/ A propaganda war is playing out in America’s state capitals between Turkey’s ruling party and a secretive religious movement that @publici previously revealed has funded scores of trips for state lawmakers from places such as Texas and Tennessee.…
@NPR @l_e_whyte @JoeYerardi @alikodjakNPR @sanya_mansoor @kristianreports 6/ Now that sports betting is legal, pro sports leagues want in. They’re making a full-court press with a state-by-state playbook of model legislation and lobbying, reports @ruikaneya…
@NPR @l_e_whyte @JoeYerardi @alikodjakNPR @sanya_mansoor @kristianreports @ruikaneya 7/ All politics are local, right? Not when 25 American billionaires invest more than $70 million for ballot initiative campaigns in 19 states where they do not reside. Welcome to 2018, writes @l_e_whyte…
@NPR @l_e_whyte @JoeYerardi @alikodjakNPR @sanya_mansoor @kristianreports @ruikaneya 8/ Nationwide, many Dems running for state-level offices are also hauling in a significant amount of donations from across state lines, according to a @publici analysis of campaign finance data collected by @MoneyInPolitics…
@NPR @l_e_whyte @JoeYerardi @alikodjakNPR @sanya_mansoor @kristianreports @ruikaneya @MoneyInPolitics 9/ What happens when a #MeToo political candidate attracts significant out-of-state support — but faces major headwinds at home? @l_e_whyte introduces you to @kmuthPAsenate44.…
@NPR @l_e_whyte @JoeYerardi @alikodjakNPR @sanya_mansoor @kristianreports @ruikaneya @MoneyInPolitics @kmuthPAsenate44 10/ @Publici found 20 candidates of various political stripes, seeking all levels of office, who requested or received cryptocurrency to fund their efforts. At least 3 were candidates in a state that has since banned such donations, writes @kristianreports…
@NPR @l_e_whyte @JoeYerardi @alikodjakNPR @sanya_mansoor @kristianreports @ruikaneya @MoneyInPolitics @kmuthPAsenate44 11/ In Michigan, seven state lawmakers publicly acknowledged having conflicts of interest on certain bills. They voted on the bills anyway, reveals @kristianreports…
@NPR @l_e_whyte @JoeYerardi @alikodjakNPR @sanya_mansoor @kristianreports @ruikaneya @MoneyInPolitics @kmuthPAsenate44 12/

* $513,000 in sports tickets for supporters
* $24,000 for country club golf outings
* $25,000 to a family member’s accounting firm.

What statehouse leaders, running unopposed, use their campaign $$ for — via @sanya_mansoor, @l_e_whyte
& @JoeYerardi…
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