A new interactive database tracks political contributions to state lawmakers in all 50 states. The database, which was created by the National Institute on Money in State Politics, enables citizens, journalists, and public officials to sort the data by legislator, legislative committee, and specific legislation. The Institute, a recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, offers the nation's only free, nonpartisan, verifiable archive of contributions to political campaigns in all 50 states.
Strengthening American Democracy
Conducting a time-limited exploration of ways to strengthen democracy in the U.S., given our perception that the political system has failed to adequately address major issues confronting the nation – from climate change to health care, from our fiscal future to the criminal justice system, from immigration to education.