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NEW REPORT--Fresh Start: The Impact of Public Campaign Financing in Connecticut

Demos released a new report today: Fresh Start: The Impact of Public Financing in Connecticut, which details the success of the Citizens Election Program in the state.

Here are some key findings in the report:

VIDEO: Yesterday's press conference in Kentucky announcing release of McConnell report

Yesterday, Public Campaign Action Fund released a new report, "Cashing in on Obstruction," detailing how Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has used his position in the Senate to obstruct legislation and nominations that directly benefit his major donors. Allies in the state, including the AFL-CIO, CWA, Common Cause, and Progress Kentucky held a press conference announcing the report.

NEW REPORT: Un-Shared Sacrifice: How ‘Fix the Debt’ Companies Buy Washington Influence & Rig the Game

Public Campaign released a new report: "Un-Shared Sacrifice: How ‘Fix the Debt’ Companies Buy Washington Influence & Rig the Game" yesterday, which details how a coalition of 95 companies, including some of the country’s largest corporations, are urging Congress to “Fix the Debt,” through a plan that mostly hurts middle class families while preserving tax breaks and windfalls for big corporations.

From the executive summary:

NEW REPORT: Insurers Pursuing Billions in Medicare Profits Make Big Contributions to Candidates Backing Ryan Budget

Along with Health Care for America Now, Public Campaign Action Fund announced a new report today: "Insurers Pursuing Billions in Medicare Profits Make Big Contributions to Candidates Backing Ryan Budget," which details the huge amount of campaign cash flowing to supporters of the Ryan plan, and how those interests benefit. 

NEW REPORT--Indebted: How Payday Lenders Buy Political Influence In Missouri And Hurt Everyday People

Public Campaign issued a new report today, "Indebted: How Payday Lenders Buy Political Influence In Missouri And Hurt Everyday People," which details how the payday lending industry's influence over the Missouri state legislature and how it effects ordinary citizens.

Here's the executive summary (and scroll down to download the full report):

NEW REPORT: PACs Unlimited: How Legislator PACs Distort Maine Politics

Our friends at Maine Citizens for Clean Elections (MCCE) are out with a new report: "PACs Unlimited: How Legislator PACs Distort Maine Politics," which finds that "vast sums of big money flow through PACs controlled by legislators. These PACs exist for the purpose of advancing personal interests and party agendas, and big donors contribute to these PACs for the purpose of shaping the legislative agenda and assuring access to legislative leadership.

From Sunlight Foundation: The One Percent of the One Percent

Our friends at the Sunlight Foundation came out with a new report yesterday: The One Percent of the One Percent, which shows that in the 2010 election cycle an overwhelming percentage of campaign contributions to candidates and political parties come from the upper 1% of

NEW REPORT: For Hire: Lobbyists or the 99%?

Public Campaign released a new report, For Hire: Lobbyists or the 99%, which shows how corporations, by paying huge amounts of money for Washington, D.C. lobbyists, are able to pay little, if any taxes.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and Good Riddance to an Old Nemesis

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from November 7 through November 18, 2011.

NEW REPORT: Payback Time? The Supercommittee & Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Public Campaign, along with Oil Change international, released a new report yesterday: "Payback Time? The Supercommittee & Fossil Fuel Subsidies." The report shows that the 12 members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or “supercommittee,” have received at least $4.2 million in campaign contributions from dirty energy interests lobbying to keep their wasteful taxpayer subsidies.