Investing in lobbying pays off

For years, researchers have reported on the market success of companies that invest heavily in lobbying, so a small California-based investment firm decided to offer a chance for its investors to benefit from that success.

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When judges are judged

A review by the New York World found the commission often does not remove judges even when they’ve violated the constitutionally guaranteed right to due process or manipulated the outcome of cases. In addition, much of the commission’s work is conducted in secret. New York is one of only 15 states that conduct judicial disciplinary hearings in private. And in many cases, the name of the sanctioned judge and the nature of the misconduct are never made public. Photo: Flickr/ssalonso

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Can these bills be saved?

The New York World’s 2014 legislative session tracker follows the progress of some of the highest-stakes measures under consideration in Albany this session — and facing tough odds against passage

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