patronage

  • February 8, 2012  

    A Washington Post investigation found that 33 members of Congress earmarked more than $300 million total for public projects near properties they own while 16 members sent taxpayer money to companies with connections to their close family members. Gwen Ifill and Post reporter Kimberly Kindy discuss the findings and the laws. Continue reading

  • January 2, 2009  

    Many arts organizations that depend on endowments and both individual and corporate donations are struggling to cope with budget shortfalls in the midst of the economic downturn. Analysts discuss the recession’s impact on arts and cultural organizations. Continue reading