New York governor Kathy Hochul recently orchestrated the second-largest public stadium subsidy ever for the Buffalo Bills. To close the deal, she froze the Seneca Nation’s tribal bank account, forcing them to pay up on a disputed casino revenue sharing debt.
David Moore is a money-in-politics reporter for the Lever.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has received huge campaign contributions from Florida’s nursing home industry. He is paying that industry back by deregulating nursing homes — including by reducing the amount of care facilities are required to provide to residents.
Gayle Manchin, wife of West Virginia senator Joe Manchin, helps lead a commission that distributes federal infrastructure grants. That commission recently awarded $1.5 million to a nonprofit tied to her business partner.
Government investigators say lax regulations are increasing the risk of chemical disasters related to extreme weather.