Political Capital

The Tax Bill’s New Deduction Benefits Blackstone CEO

The Senate tax bill would keep the carried interest loophole and also allow some hedge fund and private equity managers to claim a new deduction. Backing the bill? GOP senators who benefited from campaign donations from Stephen Schwarzman, who heads the world’s largest private equity fund.

The Revolving Door Spins In Governor Hickenlooper’s Office

Current Chief of Staff Doug Friednash came to the Colorado governor's office from lobbying firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. The governor's office hired BHFS to work on the state's behalf. On Monday, it was announced Friednash was heading back to his old firm.