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While you may not see much change yet, we have a whole lot more tricks up our sleeves now !
We have a Core that is running the latest Drupal code (Version 7) which will allow us to make many cool changes in the future without too much effort.

Meanwhile, if you have any difficulties with logging in or accessing resources on the site, please let me know and I will get it sorted.  Please use the "Contact Us" page to let us know what you issue is....

Huffington Post on the Tallahassee referendum
DonMc

Huffington Post article on the 11/4 referendum...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/04/tallahassee-anti-corruption_n_6...

Robert Wechsler

According to an article in today's New York Daily News, an investigation by the U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has found that the son of the NY State Senate majority leader was a consultant for a company that won a county stormwater treatment contract in the majority leader's district, despite not being the low bidder and...

Robert Wechsler

Mixing Election Oversight and Professional Contracts

According to an Illinois Business Times article on April 5, the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners is chaired by an attorney whose law firm has received presumably no-bid contracts to lobby for city agencies, that is, contracts from the administration whose mayor and alders were...

Robert Wechsler

I just read a classic work of philosophical psychology, Self-Deception (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1969), wherein Herbert Fingarette takes an interesting approach to a phenomenon common to politics, but which seems...

Robert Wechsler

This is the third of four blog posts on Zephyr Teachout's excellent new book, Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United (Harvard Univ. Press).

Other Anti-Corruption Laws
Teachout is good at presenting laws as anti-corruption laws which are not usually considered this way. For...

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