December brought good news and bad news for Vermont’s jobs picture: The unemployment rate dropped again, but so did the labor force.
Reporting by Andrew Stein, data visualizations by Hilary Niles / VTDigger.org
Three interactive information graphics produced to accompany a user’s guide to the new state healthcare exchange in Vermont.
A rare breed among American states, Missouri sets no limit to campaign finance contributions in political races. But all that money must be disclosed. So we tracked it.
In Fall 2012 elections, I led the Columbia Missourian’s government reporters in a coordinated effort to harvest and report the campaign finance earnings and expenditures reports of 33 candidates for 14 state and local races. I also helped coordinate efforts with other desks in the newsroom as we worked together to publish a complete set of graphics and a comprehensive online, searchable database of all contributions.
This was all set up for a night-turn project with well over 30 staffers on-deck. We produced and published all of the October quarterly reports the same night they were due to the Missouri Ethics Commission. Two weeks later, for the reports due eight days before the election, we prioritized the races and released the reports in batches.
While none of the reporting bears my name, this accomplishment is an important part of my portfolio because I took responsibility for developing its systems and execution.
Nancy Copenhaver claims that Rep. Mary Still offered her money to switch out of the 47th District primary in March, but Still denies it. Meanwhile, two local statehouse races heat up with the hubbub.
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