Bill Allison

Type: Person
Name: Bill Allison
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 2 reports

Tech Companies Spend Big on Midterm Elections

Google's campaign spending has grown fortyfold in the past eight years.Google's political action committee, called NetPAC, hit a high-water mark this campaign cycle by giving nearly $1.6 million to date, according to campaign finance disclosures. That's ... [Published Nextgov.com - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

More than $1 Billion to be Spent on Midterms

áááÑ ONE BILLION DOLLARS... AND COUNTING! THAT'S HOW MUCH IS ESTIMATED TO BE SPENT ON THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS - NOW JUST TWO WEEKS AWAY. WMTW NEWS 8'S NIKOLE KILLION IS LIVE ON CAPITOL HILL - TRACKING THE MIDTERM MONEY. SPENDING IS EXPECTED TO ECLIPSE ... [Published Louisville Channel - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

North Carolina, America's USD 100-million Senate race?

We have a US election winner -- in the money stakes, anyway.The Senate race in North Carolina is on track to be the most expensive congressional contest in US history, likely surpassing a staggering USD 100 million while featuring two candidates few Americans ... [Published Business Standard India - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Google's PAC spends in search of political influence

The latest figures from the Center for Responsive Politics in Washington show that Google’s Political Action Committee has just barely overtaken the PAC at Goldman Sachs in campaign spending this election cycle.Goldman Sachs’ PAC , which has helped the ... [Published Marketplace - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 04 2014 - Updated Oct 04 2014 - 1 reports

2014 TribuneFest: Audio From the Open Government Track

The open government track  at the 2014 Texas Tribune Festival featured panel discussions on what legislators should disclose, open records, state budget transparency and "dark money" vs. donor privacy.  Listen to audio from each session:Tribune News Editor ... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 04 2014]
First reported Oct 04 2014 - Updated Oct 04 2014 - 1 reports

Chamber Announces Agriculturalist of the Year and Baker Peterson Franklin Ag Business Award Winners

) – The Fresno Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the distinguished winner of the 2014 Agriculturalist of the Year Award: John Harris. This notable award is given annually to an individual who exemplifies leadership and integrity in the Central ... [Published BusinessStreetOnline.com - Oct 04 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Wilma S. Allison

Mrs. Allison, age 83, passed away peacefully at her residence Sept. 30, 2014. She is preceded in death by her parents, W.E. and Pauline Earwood Stines; husband, Clifford H. Allison; sister, Jeanette Cowthorn; and granddaughter, Jamie Allyson Hobbs.She ... [Published Lebanon Democrat - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Panel weighs pros, cons of campaign donor reporting

Dark money, or funds donated anonymously by nonprofit organizations that go toward election candidates, is a controversial issue that prompted the Texas Tribune to dedicate a panel discussion about it during its festival on Sept. 20.Dave Levinthal, senior ... [Published My West Texas - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Grimes, McConnell: Paid for out of Ky

FRANKFORT, Ky. – In May about 40 executives of the Wall Street investment firm Blackstone wrote checks totaling more than $170,000 for the re-election campaign of Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.And in late June, more than 100 trial lawyers with ... [Published Cincinnati.com - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Focus on education

Dear Editor,Regarding the Sept. 20th article "Should teachers carry guns?" I agree safety is a primary concern in schools.Children learn best when they feel safe, but I agree most with JimThorpe's Police Chief Joseph Schatz that "the best solution is ... [Published Times News Online - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

LePage staffers were among attendees at policy event for big spenders

The event hosted by the nation’s Republican governors attracts major companies eager
 to have a hand in shaping laws.Three high-level policy advisers to Gov. Paul LePage were among dozens of officials from around the country who gathered at a California ... [Published Portland Press Herald - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Congress' little-known power to shape military, help constituents

Introduction A little-known powerWASHINGTON — Each year, members of Congress exercise a little-known power to help constituents obtain a nomination to one of the country's four elite service academies, which prepare future officers for the Army, Navy, ... [Published USA Today - Sep 15 2014]

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"usually, when a company decides to start having an influence in washington, the first thing you do is set up a pac" Allison said
"if the trend holds up -- you always see a flood of late money at the end, and in north carolina both candidates are within striking distance of a win -- it'll top usd 100 million" Sunlight's editorial director Bill Allison said
"we just don't know if members are using this as a means of patronage to reward supporters or if they are using their ability to recommend people responsibly" Allison says

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Tech Companies Spend Big on Midterm Elections [Published Nextgov.com - Oct 23 2014]
Google's Campaign Spending Is Exploding, But Is... [Published National Journal - Oct 23 2014]
More than $1 Billion to be Spent on Midterms [Published Louisville Channel - Oct 22 2014]
North Carolina, America's USD 100-million Senat... [Published Business Standard India - Oct 21 2014]
Google's PAC spends in search of political infl... [Published Marketplace - Oct 18 2014]
2014 TribuneFest: Audio From the Open Governmen... [Published The Texas Tribune - Oct 04 2014]
Chamber Announces Agriculturalist of the Year a... [Published BusinessStreetOnline.com - Oct 04 2014]
Wilma S. Allison [Published Lebanon Democrat - Oct 01 2014]
Panel weighs pros, cons of campaign donor repor... [Published My West Texas - Sep 29 2014]
Grimes, McConnell: Paid for out of Ky [Published Cincinnati.com - Sep 27 2014]
Focus on education [Published Times News Online - Sep 27 2014]
LePage staffers were among attendees at policy ... [Published Portland Press Herald - Sep 26 2014]
Congress' little-known power to shape military,... [Published USA Today - Sep 15 2014]
Is It Time to Indict Barack Obama? [Published REASON Online - Sep 10 2014]
CREW Embraces Its Caricature [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 15 2014]
Abbreviated pundit roundup: Comcast's proposed ... [Published Daily Kos - May 27 2014]
Milton Wolf Calls on Pat Roberts to Denounce Co... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 26 2014]
Fundraisers At Cochran Aide's House May Have Be... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 23 2014]
Thad Cochran's Executive Assistant Accompanied ... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 13 2014]
The GOP's "Fundraising Terrorist" Has a New Cau... [Published MoJo Articles | Mother Jones - Apr 30 2014]
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CREW Embraces Its Caricature [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 15 2014]
For years, Republicans caught in the cross-hairs of Citizens For Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) have complained about its alleged liberal bias and tendency to investigate GOP officials with far greater frequency than Democrats. ...
Abbreviated pundit roundup: Comcast's proposed ... [Published Daily Kos - May 27 2014]
We begin with The New York Times and its call for the block of the Time Warner - Comcast merger:There are good reasons the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission should block Comcast’s $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable. ...
Milton Wolf Calls on Pat Roberts to Denounce Co... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 26 2014]
JACKSON, Mississippi — Dr. Milton Wolf, the conservative primary challenger to Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), is calling on Roberts to publicly denounce his U.S. Senate colleague, Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), for bringing his executive assistant, Kay Webber, ...
Fundraisers At Cochran Aide's House May Have Be... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 23 2014]
Sen. Thad Cochran's longtime executive assistant, Kay Webber, frequently rents the first floor of the stately Capitol Hill house she owns as a venue for fundraisers, including to Cochran's campaign. But a high-profile conservative attorney ...
Thad Cochran's Executive Assistant Accompanied ... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 13 2014]
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) lives in the basement apartment in a house owned by his executive assistant, Kay Webber, which he has listed as his primary address on official forms. Now public records show Webber accompanied Cochran on dozens of taxpayer-funded ...
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