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David Sirota

  1. Bridgegate Redux: Christie announces that he will investigate himself over pay to play claims

    This afternoon brought the latest twist in the New Jersey pay to play scandal first uncovered by Pando.

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  2. Comcast and Time Warner have made huge donations to the politicians who could block their merger

    There are plenty of reasons to worry about the proposal to combine Comcast, America's largest cable and broadband company, with Time Warner Cable, the second largest cable firm and third largest broadband provider.

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  3. Did the SEC just drop a big hint about pay-to-play prosecutions?

    One of the major legal issues spotlighted by Pando's recent investigation of state government investments are the so-called anti-circumvention clauses embedded in state and federal pay-to-play rules. The SEC rule, for example, declares that when it comes to bans on state campaign contributions from investment advisers managing state pension money, it is “unlawful for an adviser or any of its covered associates to do anything indirectly which, if done directly, would result in a violation."

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  4. Chris Christie can't afford to pay public teacher pensions... but still hands education megacorp $82m in subsidies

    Last week, Gov. Chris Christie announced he will take $2.4 billion owed to New Jersey's public pension system and use it instead to balance the state's current budget.

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  5. Why should tech people care about public pension scandals? I'm glad you asked...

    This week, Pando published the latest in a series of investigations into the connection between political donations and which firms are handed lucrative public pensions contracts. As a result of our reporting, there is now an investigation underway in New Jersey, with the possibility of more to follow.

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  6. EXCLUSIVE: We name the political donors whose firms got $14bn of pension cash from New Jersey

    New Jersey and federal pay to play rules have a very clear purpose: To prevent executives at financial firms that do business with the state from making contributions to New Jersey politicians or political organizations that operate in New Jersey.

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  7. Fortune: "There is a strong case" General Catalyst violated New Jersey pay-to-play rules

    Fortune magazine's Boston-based correspondent Dan Primack has been a longtime critic of PandoDaily. He has also been an enthusiastic defender of the financial industry and a stalwart defender Gov. Chris Christie's pension officials.

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  8. Confirmed: Christie supporter given equity stake in company connected to NJ pension cash

    All this week, Pando has been reporting on the connections between Chris Christie supporter Charles Baker, venture firm General Catalyst and millions of dollars of New Jersey pension money. After Baker made a sizable donation to Christie's state party, New Jersey decided to hand millions of dollars of public pension money to General Catalyst, for whom Baker works as a partner. The story, which involves state and federal pay-to-play rules, is made all the more explosive by the fact that Baker is currently a Republican candidate for governor of Massachusetts.

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