Zach Galifianakis spoke with Federal Election Commission Democratic Commissioner Ann Ravel about dark money
Money in Elections articles on Democracy Chronicles
This Money in Elections section includes news about the efforts to reduce the influence of money over the election system that has grown substantially since the Citizen United ruling. Also see our entire section on Money in Elections.
Corporate lobbyists are taking on a larger role in the Democratic Party’s fundraising efforts
Pay-to-play laws have provided a check on businesses’ ability to contribute money to politicians
The tobacco industry wants cannabis out of the way because it hurt’s their profits
Lawmakers hope Congress’ two-week recess inspires outside political groups to buy attack ads
Do voters have little to no influence on the decisions politicians make, once in office?
Election Law Enforcement Commission called for pay-to-play reforms to help curb the rise of political spending
What is new is a president who makes no attempt to hide his immense personal commercial interests in businesses that are known to be hotbeds of corruption.
As opioid crisis flares, naturopaths and chiropractors lobby for bigger roles in treating pain
Discretionary power over use of funds by political parties must be exercised justly, fairy, honestly, and, above all, rationally in order to build viable and democratic institutions.