News Release: Twin Lawsuits Filed to Compel Bakersfield Officials to Come Clean on Deal that Led to Anti-PACE Votes
August 10, 2017
Suits Triggered by Claim of Influential Realtor Lobbyist That She Had Secured Support to Kill PACE Program in Exchange for “Political Cover”...
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FIU Is First University Dropped by Hotel Lobby in Pay-to-Play Academics Scheme
July 24, 2017
Grant withdrawal from Florida International University raises questions, shifts pressure to Penn State and University of North Carolina....
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Realtor Lobbyist Denies Fix Is In For Bakersfield City Council Vote to Kill Homeowners Program
July 19, 2017
Despite her claims of securing votes, Ms. Schaefer denied the Kern County Supervisors or Bakersfield City Council has been influenced by her tactics....
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Checks and Balances Project Demands Kern County Board of Supervisors Cure and Correct anti-PACE Program Vote
July 18, 2017
C&BP demanded answers to possible collusion by members of the Kern County Board of Supervisors with the realtor's lobby before the Board killed a popular program that homeowners use to finance improvements....
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Pay-to-Play Academics
Penn State Stonewalling on Pay-to-Play Academics Hits 250-Day Mark
June 28, 2017
For more than 250 days (roughly eight months), Penn State has been unable or unwilling to answer basic questions on how Professor John O’Neill’s pay-to-play research by meets University ethics guidelines....
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Mark Carrier
New Documents Raise Question of What Role Hotel Lobby’s Chair Played in Penn State Pay-to-Play Scheme
June 23, 2017
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Koch strength increases
Koch Brothers Growing Control Extends to 16 Federal Departments
July 5, 2017
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White House in Chaos: Koch Brothers In Position for the Next Phase
June 20, 2017
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biased research
C&BP Expands Probe of Hotel Lobby Influence To Univ. North Carolina, Florida International University and Rutgers
April 20, 2017
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offshore wind
Will Shipping Lobby’s Handiwork Sabotage Offshore Wind Energy?
February 7, 2017
An obscure Coast Guard committee, co-chaired by the powerful shipping lobby, has the power to force drastic cuts to lease areas that offshore-wind developers have already purchased....
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Penn State Professor O'Neill
Questions About Penn State Professor O’Neill Referred to Ethics Office
December 19, 2016
As state support for universities drops, there is a growing trend of corporate support in the form of specially designated departments, professorships, etc., often with alarming consequences....
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