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Labor raise donor concern | Newcastle Herald

Electoral Commission asked to look into meeting at McCloy business. BASELESS: Newcastle Independent lord mayoral candidate Kath Elliott has rubbished Labor’s complaint to the NSW Electoral Commission about a meeting she attended at Jeff McCloy’s business. THE Labor Party has written to the NSW Electoral Commission asking it to investigate whether the Newcastle Independents received […]

Why a U.S. Senator’s Impending Trial Has Democrats Worried

Jury selection for the trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez began Tuesday, more than two years since the disgraced politician was indicted on a number of bribery and corruption charges. The trial, which centers on a slew of charges surrounding Menendez’s relationship with Dr. Salomon Melgen, a corrupt Medicare fraudster who is also […]

Sunburn for 8.23.17 – Rest in peace, Greg Evers

Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Mitch Perry and Jim Rosica. Former state Senator Greg Evers was killed Monday night and the wreckage from his car discovered Tuesday afternoon in Okaloosa County. The former lawmaker died after authorities said he drove off of Griffith Mill […]

Infographic: ‘A tricky area of philanthropy’: LA Mayor solicits millions for his favored causes

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti — a longtime critic of big money in local politics — has set a surprising city record requesting large contributions, using a little-known and largely unregulated process called “behested payments,” KPCC has found. Since his election as mayor, records show Garcetti has used the mechanism to raise $31.9 million in […]

Youngstown news, Youngstown council will vote today to accept two charter amendment proposals

Published: Wed, August 23, 2017 @ 12:06 a.m. By David Skolnick skolnick@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN City council will vote today to accept two citizen-initiative petitions for charter amendments and pass them along to the Mahoning County Board of Elections to determine if they’ll appear on the fall ballot. “Council’s passage doesn’t mean [its members] support the proposals,” […]