The Latest: Our Democracy
Watchdog group sues for records on Mnuchin and wife's eclipse trip
• September 12, 2017 12:00 PM
Rebecca Savransky, The Hill
A watchdog group sued the Treasury Department on Monday for records about Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife's trip last month to Kentucky at the time of the solar eclipse.
Denver City Council approves new rules requiring reports of dark-money spending in elections
• September 11, 2017 12:00 PM
Jon Murray, Denver Post
Campaign finance changes approved Monday by the City Council could make it more difficult for big spenders to escape public notice in Denver elections.
Editorial: Don't pull the plug on public financing in Florida
• August 27, 2017 12:00 PM
Editorial Board, Orlando Sentinel
Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, a likely candidate for governor, flamboyantly took aim this past week at the state’s public campaign finance system. It was an odd target — a system that has cost state taxpayers a grand total of $10.4 million since 2010. That’s a rounding error on the hundreds of billions of dollars in state spending over the same period.