Dan Elwell continued strategizing with his former lobbyist colleagues even after he rose up to the top ranks of the agency.
In many states, laws and ethics rules allow representatives to advance bills that would benefit their own financial interests.
"This is where we make our living. This is how we live."
Jessie Landerman, a writer, producer, and director with the New Media Advocacy Project, discusses a new series of videos to help communities stand up to big mining companies.
As global warming melts ice and ushers in a wave of commercial activity in the Arctic, scientists are thinking about how to protect environments of the future.
Washington's Initiative 502 legalized pot across the state, but provided only a few guidelines for how to produce, process, and retail the drug. What regulations will lawmakers put in place—and will they convince black market users to switch to a new, regulated industry?