GovBeat: Finance


Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/08/2014

Colorado GOP wants to skirt campaign contribution limits

The party is asking the Secretary of State to treat them like a super PAC.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bcra, campaign finance, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, Colorado, elections, newsletter, States, super pacs

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/17/2013

In 2012, more than $120 million in campaign cash came from this one county

Why more campaign cash flowed out of Clark County, Nev., than almost any other county in the 2012 elections.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign finance, Campaigns and Elections, Nevada

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 10/24/2013

California to levy massive fine against Koch brothers groups

By Reid Wilson  |  03:50 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, campaign finance, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, Koch brothers, newsletter, States

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 10/15/2013

The next, next Citizens United

A conservative attorney wants the Supreme Court to review a ban on corporate contributions.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:58 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign finance, Iowa, States, supreme court

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 10/03/2013

State watchdogs band together to take on ‘dark money’

Watchdog groups are banding together to fight the growing influence of so-called ‘dark money.’

By Reid Wilson  |  06:03 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, campaign finance, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New York, washington

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 09/24/2013

The next Citizens United could affect campaign spending in the states

What some call the next Citizens United could have major implications for state campaign spending limits.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:32 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign finance

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 09/20/2013

California campaigns must report paying bloggers

Campaigns will have to report any payment they make that results in editorial content, positive or negative.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:00 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, campaign finance, Campaigns and Elections

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 09/16/2013

PACs spent more at state level than on federal campaigns

PACs spent more money on state-level candidates in just 23 states than they did on federal candidates in all 50 states.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:27 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaign finance, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, money, States

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 09/12/2013

How to rate a local government bond in 7 simple steps

How the agency rates bonds from thousands of cities, counties and towns.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:06 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bonds, credit ratings, Finance, general obligation, Standard & Poor's