Truex and Pollex Win NASCAR's Top Award for Contributions

U.S. News

Chase Briscoe was named most popular driver in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series. Briscoe won his first national series race in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He finished sixth in the series standings and was also the series' top rookie. Briscoe was featured alongside Brad Keselowski Racing teammate Austin Cindric in an irreverent social media campaign to drum up balloting support. He becomes the third BKR driver to win the award in the last four years, following Tyler Reddick (2016) and Ryan Blaney (2014).

Pennsylvania's Ban on Gambling Contributions Struck Down

U.S. News

The Legislature, she wrote, could more strictly define who is subject to the ban, by limiting its reach to those with close connections to a casino or impose a limit on the amount of cash contributions. Right now, law acts as a wholesale ban on contributions of any amount, even $1, by people with "even an attenuated connection" to the gambling industry, far exceeding the necessary scope of such a prohibition, Rambo wrote.

A year and a half after proposing to ban developer contributions, L.A. City Hall still hasn't delivered

Los Angeles Times

In January 2017, five Los Angeles City Council members proposed banning campaign contributions from developers seeking city approval for their projects. It was a radical move to counter the perception that elected officials approve bad proposals because they receive campaign contributions from the developers, and to defuse one of the main arguments behind the slow-growth Neighborhood Integrity Initiative. It was a sign that City Hall was serious about reforming the development process and eliminating the appearance of pay-to-play that undermines public trust in decision makers.

Big-Money Soros Contributions Change Prosecutor Campaigns

U.S. News

He's backing Diana Becton, who was appointed Contra Costa County's first woman and first African-American district attorney.


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