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States criticized for spending federal relief funds on tax cuts, prisons
As states plan how they’ll spend the $25 billion remaining in federal COVID relief funds, some also are facing criticism and renewed scrutiny over how they allocated money already received from the American Rescue Plan Act. Of the $198 billion authorized by Congress in 2021, $173 billion already has been appropriated by states, the District […]
It’s time. Put Harriet Tubman on the $20
I’ll readily admit that the face gracing the $20 bill is not our most urgent issue — not with 433,000 people needlessly dead and 45 Republican senators saying that their insurrectionist-in-exile should get a pass. So, in that sense, it surely matters whether the face on the $20 bill depicts a racist genocidal white guy […]
Unaccountable dark money has corrupted Ohio politics. It’s time to require disclosure.
The ugly saga of alleged corruption, bribery, money laundering and racketeering on the part of Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four political operatives in Ohio lays bare a nasty truth in the Buckeye State: Unaccountable dark money has corrupted our politics, so now we must demand the legislature act to require disclosure. The mechanism […]