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  • MapLight's Daniel Newman wants to help Californians 'follow the money'

     MapLight's Daniel Newman wants to help Californians 'follow the money'
    We all know the Watergate prescription for uncovering political influence: "Follow the money." It's why organizations like MapLight were created — to track donations from source to spending to legislative outcomes. Daniel G. Newman is a co-founder and president of the Bay Area-based MapLight, itself funded chiefly by major foundations. MapLight's database looks at big industries and big interests, their elected beneficiaries and their votes. "There's a river of money that affects everything in politics, and candidates and donors don't talk about it, so it's left to MapLight and other groups to expose it," Newman says.
  • Falling gas prices delight Orlando drivers

    Falling gas prices delight Orlando drivers
    Metro Orlando gas prices plummeted Monday to their lowest level in nearly four years, with more than three dozen stations dropping below $3. The average price of a gallon of regular, self-serve fuel was $3.08 in Orlando, down from $3.19 a week ago and...

    Kevin de León becomes state Senate leader in $50,000 event

    Kevin de León becomes state Senate leader in $50,000 event
    In an elaborate event at Walt Disney Concert Hall featuring mariachis, a Korean drum circle and a student color guard, Democrat Kevin de León was sworn in Wednesday as leader of the state Senate — the first Latino to hold the post since 1883....

    How Chevron swamps a small city with campaign money and bogus news

    A few weeks ago, we described how the giant oil company Chevron was barraging little Richmond, Calif. (pop. 107,000), the site of one of its major refineries, with corporate PR disguised as community "news." Its instrument was an objective-looking...

    Chevron is still going strong after 135 years

    At 135 years and counting, the oil company now known as Chevron Corp. is one of California's oldest survival stories. Chevron traces its history to 1879 when Pacific Coast Oil Co. was founded. It was bought, in 1900, by the vast industrial empire of the...