In a new multi-year investigation, the Center for Public Integrity is exposing the powerful special interests that drive elections and policy in the states.
Browse the State Influence Hub to learn more.
Medicaid drug costs rise, leading to tough state budget choices.
The Center for Public Integrity collected personal financial disclosures for 6,933 state legislators holding office in 2015.
See who is airing ads in gubernatorial, legislative and other state races.
The 101 companies, companies, trade associations and advocates lobbying across the country.
A field guide to the national power brokers trying to shape elections.
Makers of prescription painkillers have tried to weaken state measures aimed at stemming the opioid crisis that has killed 165,000.
Center for Public Integrity investigation uncovers revolving door, financial ties and cozy relationships between regulators and insurers.
How state candidates are using office to enrich themselves.
At least 25 out-of-state billionaires gave more than $70 million to initiatives nationwide. See how they fared.
State attorneys general races are the next frontier for out-of-state influence. Races in Alabama, Ohio and Wisconsin highlight the change.
Called a ‘toxic hand grenade,’ Katie Muth wants to blow up Pennsylvania’s Democratic old boys’ club.
Six environmental ballot measures attract massive out-of-state and industry cash.
Four years after bitcoin was allowed in federal elections, most states are still in the dark.
First traded in 2010, bitcoin is a virtual currency or medium of exchange that is electronically created and stored.
More than 10 percent of money raised for ballot measures this year comes from out-of-state billionaires.
As redistricting decisions loom, state campaigns are getting a surge of attention and money
Use our data analysis to investigate out-of-state influence in your 2018 state races.
State representatives and senators draw national attention every 10 years.
As federal subsidies are slated to expire, Texas officials re-examine future of wind turbines.
Eight governors raking in millions for campaign war chests to shore up political power ahead of likely wins.
At least 26 state legislative leaders haul in campaign cash despite running unopposed in 2018 elections.
Texas, Colorado committees that choose Medicaid drugs are latest to take action after Center/NPR investigation.
State legislators are pushing bills in at least 27 states after scores attended an event paid by two activist groups.
In wake of Medicaid investigation, Arizona governor adds transparency measures, seeks criminal investigation into fired doctor.
The Center for Public Integrity began investigating the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on state Medicaid programs eight months ago.
Medicaid is a joint federal-state program that pays for health care for 76 million poor or disabled Americans.
Michigan is the only state with a full-time legislature that doesn’t require lawmakers to fill out annual disclosure forms.
Now that sports betting is legal, leagues want in. They’re using model legislation and lobbying to try to earn their cut.
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