Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Millions Spent To Defeat Contentious Collective Bargaining Law
The union-backed group that successfully fought to defeat Ohio’s contentious collective bargaining law spent more than $29 million in the fall ballot campaign.
Campaign finance reports filed Friday show We Are Ohio raised about $30 million in its effort and received another $12 million in in-kind contributions.
Final results of last month’s election released on Friday show voters rejected the new law 62 percent to 38 percent. The bill would have restricted the bargaining abilities of more than 350,000 unionized public workers.
The group that defended the law was far outspent. Building a Better Ohio reported spending more than $11 million through its political action committee.
The Republican-backed coalition also trailed the law’s opponents in fundraising – bringing in roughly $11 million in donations and about $570,000 in in-kind gifts.