Here is a look at what happened yesterday on the Sunlight network.
- Paul Blumenthal began the day with several transparency related headlines including how much AT&T will have to spend to lobby Congress and regulators to clear its proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile, more news on Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and her back property taxes on her private plane, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- Nicko Margolies looked at U.S. PIRG’s state spending transparency scorecard and the accompanying scorecard map. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- Melanie Buck praised San Francisco for taking impressive steps toward online lobbying disclosure, including monthly detailed activity reports with details of lobbyist’s contacts with public officials, meetings, emails, phone calls, and personal political contributions. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- Paul Blumenthal reported that the Kingdom of Bahrain has hired former Wall Street Journal reporter Chris Cooper to do PR work. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- Joshua Hatch analyzed Congressional office spending by district, noting the top spenders across the country. (Sunlight Reporting Group)
- Keenan Steiner looked at how Democrats are raising funds from labor unions during disputes in the states. (Party Time Blog)
- Take a look at the previous day’s transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency related events. (Transparency Caucus Blog)