What does 1 year+ of political ads look like?

Sunlight examined every political ad contract from April 2013 to June 2014 and found that candidates and outside groups dropped over $4.6 million in that time frame.

A Sunlight Foundation analysis of 14 months worth of contracts at CBS affiliate KYW provides a glimpse at the relentlessness with which voters in key markets are bombarded with political messages — and intriguing details about how office seekers, political parties and other interest groups target them.

Read the full analysis on the Sunlight Foundation blog.

Amid Protest Over Closed Philadelphia Redistricting Process, Tech Firm Decides to Start Its Own

A Philadelphia software company hopes to use technology to pry open a  crack in the historically closed-door process of dividing up the city  into City Council districts.
Cities and states nationwide are in the final throes of  redistricting, the decennial aftermath of the U.S. Census in which the  country’s political boundaries are redrawn based on shifts of population  and, in many cases, the shifting political winds.

Amid Protest Over Closed Philadelphia Redistricting Process, Tech Firm Decides to Start Its Own

A Philadelphia software company hopes to use technology to pry open a crack in the historically closed-door process of dividing up the city into City Council districts.

Cities and states nationwide are in the final throes of redistricting, the decennial aftermath of the U.S. Census in which the country’s political boundaries are redrawn based on shifts of population and, in many cases, the shifting political winds.

Posted 3 years ago
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We’re No. 5 (and dropping)

The city of Philadelphia grew slightly from 2000 to 2010, just enough to stave off Phoenix and retain its claim to being the fifth-largest city in the United States. The Philadelphia metro area wasn’t as lucky.

We’re No. 5 (and dropping)

The city of Philadelphia grew slightly from 2000 to 2010, just enough to stave off Phoenix and retain its claim to being the fifth-largest city in the United States. The Philadelphia metro area wasn’t as lucky.

Posted 3 years ago
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