Julia Rock

Julia Rock

Journalist, public records requester, researcher
Jan
24
Can Revolution Take Root In Rhode Island?

Can Revolution Take Root In Rhode Island?

A new progressive movement wants to take on the state’s powerful political machinery — but they can’t agree on how.
Jan
15
YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Essential Workers Rise Up

YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Essential Workers Rise Up

Also, climate organizers are tackling fossil fuels at the state level, New York could get a new offshore wind farm, and an Ohio court rejects undemocratic legislative maps.
Jan
14
Protecting Homes From The Next Climate Firestorm

Protecting Homes From The Next Climate Firestorm

Improved wildfire building codes are protecting homes in California, and could soon come to Colorado.
Jan
10
Pete Buttigieg’s Dark Money Donors

Pete Buttigieg’s Dark Money Donors

A dark money group started by the 2020 presidential hopeful hasn’t disclosed its donors as promised.
Dec
26
YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Coal Miners Want Build Back Better

YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Coal Miners Want Build Back Better

Also: The Biden administration extends the pause on student loan repayments, and New York City is banning fossil fuels in new buildings.
Dec
23
Pipeline Giant Seeks Jackpot Before Climate Cataclysm

Pipeline Giant Seeks Jackpot Before Climate Cataclysm

A fossil fuel behemoth is citing the climate crisis it is intensifying as rationale to jack up consumer prices.
Dec
19
How Dark Money Bought A Supreme Court Seat

How Dark Money Bought A Supreme Court Seat

While Justice Amy Barrett feigned ignorance of dark money, new documents show that cash bankrolled her Supreme Court nomination.
Dec
13
Worker Protection Bill Blocked Before Tornado Disaster

Worker Protection Bill Blocked Before Tornado Disaster

Lawmakers and corporate lobbyists stymied legislation to protect employees’ jobs when they flee an unsafe workplace.
Dec
13
Hochul Kills Hope For Utility Consumer Advocate

Hochul Kills Hope For Utility Consumer Advocate

New York remains one of the few states left without an independent office to fight for ratepayers’ rights.