Did Ohio House Leadership Set Up a Secret Sexual Harassment Tip Line?
April 19, 2018
The Ohio House Administrative Office’s Jason Parsons told us, “I’m not sure that’s a public record.” We asked for a call back when he found out, but that never happened....
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TOP STORIES
Randazzo
Powerful Lobbyist Steered Seitz Effort to Block Ohio Wind Power Jobs
April 16, 2018
Newly-produced emails show the strong sway Sam Randazzo, a lobbyist for large industrial users of coal power, has had on Ohio wind-energy foe Rep. Bill Seitz’s efforts to keep the state’s strict property line setbacks in place....
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City Attorney: Bakersfield Spent Over $12,000 Fighting Public Records Request on Vote to Kill PACE
April 9, 2018
Bakersfield City Council members could have saved taxpayers thousands of dollars in lawyers and staff costs if they had just agreed to “cure and correct” their alleged Brown Act violation and hold a full public revote on the PACE program last year. ...
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Seitz
Former Speaker Rosenberger Avoided Questions About Seitz’s Behavior with a Non-Answer
March 23, 2018
Ohio House Majority Leader Bill Seitz recently made comments about women that many people found to be degrading and offensive. Speaker Cliff Rosenberger swiftly accepted a public apology from Seitz, though the behavior occurred less than a week after House members attended a sexual harassment seminar....
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Ohio Speaker Rosenberger
The Inconvenient Questions Tour Begins in Ohio
March 19, 2018
Last month, we sent a letter to Speaker Cliff Rosenberger that asked two questions concerning the conduct of Ohio House Majority Leader Bill Seitz. We’ve gotten no response, so we’re going to his district. Watch for our mobile billboard this week! ...
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Kern County
Kern County’s Claims That Behind-the-Scenes Meetings to Kill PACE Didn’t Happen Undercut by Lobbyist’s Subpoenaed Records
March 17, 2018
Jimmy Yee's records detail extensive contact with Kern County officials and point strongly in the direction of a public records act violation and state-prohibited “serial” meetings....
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Investigations
Nicholas Loris
Case Study: Nicholas Loris, a Career Spent in the Koch Universe
April 17, 2018
Loris published 15 attacks on the Paris Climate Accord from April 16, 2016, through June 28, 2017, and played a major role in the Trump Administration's decision to abandon the agreement — making the United States the only nation in the world not to be a part of that historic accord....
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Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green
Kern County District Attorney’s Look Into “All Allegations” Should Include Brown Act Violations
February 22, 2018
As the District Attorney starts her probe, we encourage her to ensure that any money from the now-infamous “political cover” grant application by the Bakersfield Association of Realtors (BAR) was used properly. ...
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Koch Industries
Koch Denounces Thanksgiving Subsidies While Accepting $422 Million from States and Localities
December 1, 2017
The Charles Koch Institute posted to Facebook about how Thanksgiving is a subsidized holiday. Yet Koch Industries and its subsidiaries have accepted 230 awards worth $422 million from states and localities – the majority since 2010 – plus 78 more with undisclosed amounts....
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Mike Pence
5 Facts About Mike Pence and the Koch Bros. Not Included in Jane Mayer’s New Yorker Article
October 20, 2017
The U.S. is fixated on Trump. But the Koch Brothers are getting stronger. Through Mike Pence they're preparing to take over of the federal government....
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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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