As corporate lobbyists and legislators prepare to gather in Austin, CMD and Common Cause release a report detailing the pay-to-play group’s firm grip on Texas politics.
BREAKING: ALEC Plans “Confidential” Helicopter Border Tour in Texas for Board Members
Two biggest private prison companies backing ALEC get millions in ICE contracts to run controversial immigrant detention camps, raising questions about who is paying for the tour and why.
CMD Wins Reversal of Restrictive DOJ Public Records Policy
Group obtains more than 3,000 records relating to former Attorney General Schimel’s war on the Affordable Care Act.
Speaker Vos Proposes Merger of Non-Partisan Agencies, Will Open Records Get Lost in the Shuffle?
Mergers of Legislative Council and Legislative Reference Bureau discussed behind closed doors.
Pro-Democracy Groups Denounce Trump’s Emergency Power Grab
The Center for Media and Democracy and 24 other groups release statement calling Trump’s state of emergency “an attack on our democracy.”
Attorney General Schimel Withholds Documents Related to His Legal War Against the Affordable Care Act
CMD files suit to obtain public records from Wisconsin DOJ.
Report: Wage Theft is Pervasive in Corporate America; Big Banks, Insurers are Among Most-Penalized Firms
New research finds that a wide range of big corporations have been shortchanging the people who work for them.
Christian Right Groups Wage Crusade to Capture Courts
New Center for Media and Democracy report details sustained campaign to tear down the walls separating church and state.
Campaign Finance Expert, Arn Pearson, Becomes CMD’s New Executive Director
The Center for Media and Democracy is pleased to announce that its General Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor, Arn Pearson, has been selected to be CMD’s new Executive Director.
CMD’s Mary Bottari Wins Sidney Award for Tracing Billionaires’ Plot to Kill Unions
Mary Bottari wins March Sidney for “Behind Janus: Documents Reveal Decade-Long Plot to Kill Public Sector Unions,” published by In These Times.