Copy, Paste, Legislate

Published — April 4, 2019

An overview of what we found in graphics

(USA TODAY)



Introduction

We looked for legislation that was really written by special interests. We found it in all 50 states.

When legislators propose new laws, they don’t always write the bills themselves. Corporations, interest groups or their lobbyists often write fill-in-the-blank documents then shop them to state lawmakers.

Read more in Money and Democracy

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Kristen
Kristen
2 years ago

Within the opening remarks of this article I asked myself “is there any way for the consumer to know if there is a recall on their vehicle on their own?” Not wanting myself to be in a situation where I could have protected myself from severe harm or death. The answer is yes – all you need to do is go to safercar.gov and type in the VIN number to see what, if any, recalls are on a specific car. Consumers can, quite easily, protect themselves without relying on the dealers ethics. This should have been mentioned in the article.… Read more »