With help from Knight, Gotham Gazette provides online political funding tool

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Gotham Gazette, a nonprofit news source funded by the Union Foundation, a good-government group that dates to 1897, has launched an online tool to enable users to track the influence of money in New York City politics. Councilpedia is funded in part with a News Challenge grant from the Knight Foundation. Currently information on more than 50 politicians are available. Available are donations by sector as well as individuals, bill sponsored and campaign expenditures.