San Francisco News

Corporate spending in state politics and elections can affect everything from your wallet to your health

Richard A. Devine, DePaul University and R. Michael Holmes Jr., Florida State University Political spending by corporations is big business. As one corporate executive with experience in business-government relations says, “A company that is dependent on government that does not donate to politicians is engaging in corporate malpractice.” Our research group heard that statement during a series of interviews with industry insiders that we conducted for a study on corporate political strategy and involvement in U.S. state politics. In the

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