Captured Regulators Initiative
Checks and Balances Project Launches Captured Regulators Initiative
2015-02-25
Influence peddling in America is a $9 billion a year industry. It’s as big as Major League Baseball or NASA’s Mars spacecraft program, changing from direct meetings with lawmakers to a vertically integrated set of businesses that work every stage of government decision making – including the shaping of public opinion. Many have charted the… Read more »
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Op-Ed: Leniency for McDonnell would send wrong signal
2015-01-15
This op-ed was originally posted by the Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Sunday, January 4, 2015. by Scott Peterson Is this the time for leniency? Former Gov. Bob McDonnell is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge James Spencer on Jan. 6. But with Virginia ranked 47th out of 50 states on the… Read more »
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Op-Ed: Corruption put “The Virginia Way” on life support
2014-12-22
This op-ed originally appeared in the Virginian-Pilot and PilotOnline.com. By Scott Peterson © December 21, 2014 For years, Virginians had confidence that their state government was run efficiently and well – at least compared to other states. “The Virginia Way” set us apart from other states with seemingly incorrigible corruption in their capitols. All that… Read more »
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Why Did the McAuliffe Administration Hire Dr. Michael Karmis?
2014-09-30
Earlier this year, the Virginia legislature passed a bill that requires the McAuliffe Administration to evaluate the costs and benefits to the state of complying with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. That plan would require Virginia to reduce carbon emissions by 37.5% by 2030 from 2012 levels. Carbon pollution from such sources… Read more »
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