Political Law Links of the Day

CREW ALLEGATIONS. FB. “Mainstream media outlets rarely identify activists tied to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) as working for the leftwing activist organization that raises money from a secretive dark money network of liberal donors, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.”

OVERBY ON THE SYSTEM. NPR. “After the Watergate scandals in the 1970s, Congress passed a series of laws to reduce the influence of big donors in politics and to increase transparency. Forty years later, those laws have been weakened by additional legislation and a series of court decisions.”

DC: SHOWDOWN ON BILL. WP. “The D.C. Council on Tuesday gave final approval to legislation authorizing publicly financed campaigns, clashing with Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D), who vowed she wouldn’t fund the program.”

NY: CONTRIBUTION AT ISSUE. NY1. “Steve Aiello, a real estate executive at Syracuse-based COR Development, is on trial for allegedly bribing Joe Percoco, a longtime aide and confidant to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Percoco allegedly performed favors in return.”


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