Author: Caitlin Styrsky

  • House committee votes to prohibit federal funding of BLM rule

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    The Checks and Balances Letter delivers news and information from Ballotpedia’s Administrative State Project, including pivotal actions at the federal and state levels related to the separation of powers, due process, and the rule of law. This edition:  In this month’s edition of Checks and Balances, we review a legislative proposal aiming to prohibit federal…

  • S&P eliminates ESG scores from credit ratings

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    Economy and Society is Ballotpedia’s weekly review of the developments in corporate activism; corporate political engagement; and the environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) trends and events that characterize the growing intersection between business and politics. ESG developments this week In the states State treasurers question independence of BlackRock board members Daily Mail reported on…

  • International Sustainability Standards Board and European Union release ESG reporting standards

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    Economy and Society is Ballotpedia’s weekly review of the developments in corporate activism; corporate political engagement; and the Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) trends and events that characterize the growing intersection between business and politics. ESG developments this week At Ballotpedia Ballotpedia publishes collection of ESG-related statements from state financial officers Ballotpedia published an…

  • Bargaining in Blue: Baltimore police union calls for more staffing in response to shooting

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    Bargaining in Blue, a monthly newsletter from Ballotpedia, provides news and information on police collective bargaining agreements (CBAs), including the latest news, policy debates, and insights from Ballotpedia’s analysis of police CBAs in all 50 states and the top 100 cities by population.  In this month’s edition of Bargaining in Blue, we examine internal investigation…

  • NYC’s ESG investment approach draws pushback

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    Economy and Society is Ballotpedia’s weekly review of the developments in corporate activism; corporate political engagement; and the Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) trends and events that characterize the growing intersection between business and politics. ESG developments this week In the states NYC’s ESG investment approach draws pushback New York City Comptroller Brad Lander…

  • U.S. weekly unemployment insurance claims fall to 228,000

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    New applications for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits fell 9,000 for the week ending July 15 to a seasonally adjusted 228,000. The previous week’s figure was unrevised. The four-week moving average as of July 15 fell 9,250 from the previous week’s unrevised average to 237,500. The number of continuing unemployment insurance claims, which refers to the…

  • SCOTUS strikes down student debt cancellation plan, takes up case on agency enforcement authority

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    The Checks and Balances Letter delivers news and information from Ballotpedia’s Administrative State Project, including pivotal actions at the federal and state levels related to the separation of powers, due process, and the rule of law. This edition:  In this month’s edition of Checks and Balances, we review the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down…

  • Financial Services Committee holds four hearings targeting ESG policies

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    Economy and Society is Ballotpedia’s weekly review of the developments in corporate activism; corporate political engagement; and the Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) trends and events that characterize the growing intersection between business and politics. ESG developments this week In Washington, D.C. Financial Services Committee holds four hearings targeting ESG policies The House Republican…

  • Financial Services Committee to hold four ESG hearings this week

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    Economy and Society is Ballotpedia’s weekly review of the developments in corporate activism; corporate political engagement; and the Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) trends and events that characterize the growing intersection between business and politics. ESG developments this week In Washington, D.C. Financial Services Committee to hold four ESG hearings this week The U.S.…

  • House Republican introduces bill opposing ESG in retirement funds

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    Economy and Society is Ballotpedia’s weekly review of the developments in corporate activism; corporate political engagement; and the Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) trends and events that characterize the growing intersection between business and politics. ESG developments this week In Washington, D.C. House GOP working group issues ESG agenda The Republican ESG House Working…