50 years after President Kennedy passed the Equal Pay Act, women in the United States still earn only 81 cents on the dollar compared to men. A new Bloomberg report reveals that it’s even worse on K Street; women CEOs at top lobbying groups earn $600,000 less than their male peers—68 cents to the dollar.
Based on recent events, some in K Street’s political intelligence industry fear that they may soon be required to register as lobbyists and disclose their clients. While ‘political intelligence’ operatives are in the business of information trading, they argue that the information they collect about Congress is public and available to everyone. The Washington Post [...]
Mark Zuckerberg’s nonprofit group is facing its share of scrutiny, and the big names (and deep pockets) involved are not helping it fly under the radar.
In case you missed it, Tom Edsall wrote a lengthy piece in the New York Times on the increasing volume of lobbying activities that elude – via loopholes or exemptions – the 1995 Lobbying Disclosure Act, and therefore are not required to be reported to the public.
A the urging of New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, a number of Fortune 500 companies have agreed to disclose their political contributions made with corporate funds to shareholders.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is diving head-first into DC politics: he recently announced that he is spearheading the creation of an issue advocacy group that will focus on immigration reform.