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Excerpts: Advocacy Group Pays Conference Fees for Mayor to Promote Energy Lawsuits Santa Cruz mayor will tout lawsuit against Exxon to other mayors An environmental advocacy group is paying the registration fees for Santa Cruz mayor Martine Watkins (D.) to attend the United States Conference of Mayors Summit in Hawaii later this month, where Watkins […]
Embedded AG fellows raise concerns Bloomberg nonprofit pays salaries of lawyers working for Dem AGs Coverage from CommonWealth Magazine by Sarah Betancourt – excerpts: A NONPROFIT BACKED with money from Michael Bloomberg is paying the salaries of 14 lawyers who are working on environmental and climate change issues for Democratic attorneys general around the country, including […]
Excerpts From InsideSources by Jessica R. Towhey A New York state Supreme Court judge ruled Wednesday that ExxonMobil may access quarterly reports on a special program in the New York Attorney General’s office funded by a private, outside interest that officials have fought to keep secret. ExxonMobil is seeking the documents as part of its defense […]
Excerpts: Massachusetts AG and Supervisor of Public Records are targets of records lawsuit By James F. Russell, Correspondent Posted Jun 12, 2019 at 2:49 PM Updated Jun 12, 2019 at 4:30 PM BOSTON – A multimillion-dollar fund established by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Democrat with a net worth Forbes.com estimates at $56 billion, is at the center of a lawsuit filed against […]
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