Publication: Center For Public Integrity

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Open pits offer cheap disposal for fracking sludge, but health worries mount

'That just ain’t right'In September, about 30 Nordheim residents made the 230-mile round-trip drive to a state hearing in Austin to oppose the Pyote facility near the school. Although the final permit hasn’t been issued, Pyote has already bulldozed the ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - 2 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Eyeballs burn in North Carolina, Iowa ahead of U.S. Senate elections

Related: Big money is also being spent in elections for state-level positions, bankrolling scores of ads targeting down-ballot races that criticize President Barack Obama.In the Tar Heel State, embattled incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democrat, is vying ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - 2 hours ago]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Inside the virtual tollbooth at many U.S. prisons

Sending money to someone behind bars used to go something like this: you'd go the post office, buy a money order for about $1.25 and then mail that to the prison or jail. All told, it would cost you no more than $2 — that was before JPay came on the scene ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 2 reports

Prison bankers cash in on captive customers

For years, JPay has sponsored an  award for former state corrections directors  presented by the Association of State Correctional Administrators, paying for the recipient’s trip and a Wexford crystal bowl inscribed with the honoree’s name.JPay’s outreach ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Time is money: who's making a buck off prisoners' families?

Keith Miller:  I’ll show you a few items we get from commissary.This is mostly food here.Dan Wagner:  Prisons contract with private vendors to sell goods and services to inmates. Things like food, toiletries, and clothing – as well as phone calls, emails ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

McAuliffe names panel to reform Virginia’s ethics laws

One of McAuliffe’s first official acts as governor was to  announce a limit on gifts  to many executive branch employees. The legislature later passed its own reforms, which included a $250 cap on gifts to lawmakers from lobbyists or people seeking business ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

12 things to know about who’s trying to influence your vote in 2014

We're a little over a month away from the 2014 midterm elections, and in addition to control of the U.S. Senate there are more than 6,300 state-level races around the country in play.And if you watch TV you've seen an unbelievable number of political ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Marine Corps settles dispute with whistleblower

A military scientific adviser whose pay and security clearances were suspended after he exposed the Marine Corps’ disinterest in building lifesaving, heavily-armored, troop carriers settled his employment dispute with the Corps on Sept. 25, after reaching ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Senate Democrats lead TV ad blitz

Despite the sheer volume of ads the DSCC produced last week, the party committee only once — in Iowa — ranked as the top spender in a Senate race.There, it essentially tied with GOP super PAC American Crossroads, a group co-founded by Rove after the U.S. ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Non-candidate spending increases in state elections

In total, an estimated $7.77 was spent per possible voter — enough for coffee and half a dozen donuts, with change to spare, at the famed Allie’s Donuts in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.That’s too many donuts for one person to eat, said shop owner Anne ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Secret politics pervade popular companies

Watch your Netflix show, wear your Ralph Lauren shirt, brew your Keurig coffee and deposit your paycheck at M&T Bank.Just know that you're patronizing some of the nation's least politically transparent companies, according to a new study to be formally ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

'Outside' groups swamp Florida's airwaves in race for governor

Four of Let’s Get to Work’s 13 different ads, including the one described above, feature cameos by Scott. These ads alone cost the committee an estimated $3.4 million to air, according to the Kantar Media/CMAG data, more than has been spent in at least ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 24 2014]

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Dan Wagner:  The Federal Communications Commission stepped in last year and said "no way, you can’t just charge people as much as you want in order to get more money back to the prisons."
...which produces political thriller "House of Cards," and K-Cup maker Keurig Green Mountain Coffee, which says it uses the "power of business to make the world a better place."
"The incumbent Democrat senators who are up, their only chance is to make this about personalities or politics,” he continued. “If it's on the issues or their performance, they're probably goners."
Greg Crist, a spokesman for the American Health Care Association, declined to comment, saying, "As a general practice, we don't comment on our political giving strategies."

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Eyeballs burn in North Carolina, Iowa ahead of ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - 2 hours ago]
Open pits offer cheap disposal for fracking slu... [Published Center For Public Integrity - 2 hours ago]
Inside the virtual tollbooth at many U.S. prisons [Published Center For Public Integrity - Oct 01 2014]
Prison bankers cash in on captive customers [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 30 2014]
Debit cards slam released prisoners with sky-hi... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 30 2014]
Time is money: who's making a buck off prisoner... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 30 2014]
12 things to know about who’s trying to influen... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 26 2014]
McAuliffe names panel to reform Virginia’s ethi... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 26 2014]
Marine Corps settles dispute with whistleblower [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 26 2014]
Senate Democrats lead TV ad blitz [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 25 2014]
Who’s trying to influence your vote? [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 24 2014]
Secret politics pervade popular companies [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 24 2014]
Non-candidate spending increases in state elect... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 24 2014]
'Outside' groups swamp Florida's airwaves in ra... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 24 2014]
In Kansas, Democratic donors invest in uncertainty [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 24 2014]
The 47-year-old nuclear elephant in the room [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 16 2014]
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Treasury extends controversial bank-card deal w... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 15 2014]
'Zombie' homes haunt Florida neighborhoods [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 15 2014]
Taking insurance companies out of health care [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 15 2014]
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Koch foundation proposal to college: Teach our ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 12 2014]
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Mitch McConnell revs ad machine [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 11 2014]
Homeowners steamrolled as Florida courts clear ... [Published Center For Public Integrity - Sep 10 2014]
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