Charles Koch’s Americans for Prosperity and the Uihlein-funded Foundation for Government Accountability are actively opposing Medicaid expansion in 12 states that would cover an estimated 4 million uninsured Americans.
Both the Kochs and former House Speaker Paul Ryan decry government subsidies, except when it comes to their private interests, such as involvement in SHINE Medical Technologies, one of Wisconsin’s most heavily subsidized companies.
Known for pushing bills that protect corporate interests, ALEC jumps back into culture wars to oppose teaching of systemic racism in schools.
Five of ALEC’s major corporate members are among the largest corporate tax dodgers in America and paid no federal taxes last year. One received a tax rebate.
The American Legislative Exchange Council’s annual economic survey gives top rankings to states that roll out the red carpet for corporations, not those with better wealth equality, more insured residents, or decent labor rights.
AFP is targeting Democrats in swing districts, foreshadowing attack ads its super PAC will likely run next year.
Charles Koch’s advocacy organization still opposes increasing access to health care, even during the nation’s worst public health crisis in 100 years. It helped kill a constitutionally mandated Medicaid expansion in Missouri this year.
Novartis and Mallinckrodt topped the list of ALEC corporations with expensive legal violations last year.
Nearly a decade after losing scores of major corporate sponsors due to its support for controversial voter ID and “stand your ground” laws, one thing is clear: ALEC is back in the voter suppression game.
Koch Industries and its subsidiaries have been fined for environmental regulatory violations in every state where they operate over the past 20 years, a new study by Good Jobs First shows.