Entries Tagged as 'Disclose Act'

Siding With the Rich and Powerful: The Journal’s Lack of Support for the Voice of the Citizenry

September 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment · campaign finance reform, Congress, inequality, tax policy, voting rights

By Denise Tessier Unlike the Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico Telegraph blogger Matt Reichbach saw the importance of one particular news story from Thursday. The first entry on his “Morning Word” list of stories from around the state today was this: • As expected, a Republican filibuster blocked the passage of a constitutional amendment to reverse […]

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The Point of the Exercise

July 25th, 2012 · No Comments · campaign finance reform, journalism

By Arthur Alpert “The Journal still hasn’t reported Senate Republicans blocked passage of the DISCLOSE Act, aimed at identifying big contributors to non-profits engaging in political activity,” I wrote here July 19. That’s still true, but an AP Washington Bureau commentary posing as a news story did mention it Friday, July 20 on A6. I […]

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Keeping the Record Straight

July 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Fact Check, journalism

By Arthur Alpert Here’s an addendum to my last post. The Albuquerque Journal waited a day but did publish Wednesday, July 18 the Washington Post’s analysis of the Heather Wilson-Martin Heinrich race for Senate. Well, most of it. The original piece was very long and Journal editors cut it. Having compared the original (on the […]

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Rejection List

July 17th, 2012 · No Comments · journalism

By Arthur Alpert It’s time to update our list of stories the Albuquerque Journal doesn’t publish. Here’s a handful, with minimal context. Late Monday, July 16, Senate Democrats promoted and Senate Republicans blocked consideration of the Disclose Act, a bill that would require the names of contributors of $10,000 or more to nonprofits engaged in […]

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