The Ohio-based Buckeye Institute has nearly doubled its revenues in recent years and is increasingly taking its pro-corporate fights to other states.
Koch Industries spent $11 million in 2019 lobbying Congress to block climate action, renewable energy subsidies, automobile fuel efficiency standards, and donor disclosure.
Recent tax filings show that “most viewed conservative site in world” saw dramatic growth after Trump’s election, and has paid its founder and his brother close to $1 million.
The legislation, SB 33, is modeled after an ALEC proposal, and its corporate backers are big contributors to the Republican party and legislators in Ohio.
The Toledo, Oregon City Council voted on November 6 to give Georgia-Pacific a 15-year property tax exemption in return for investment in an existing plant there.
Koch Industries has spent more than $9 million so far this year to block House Democrats’ environmental protection measures and democracy reforms.
Grassroots opposition to draconian budget cuts orchestrated by the Kochs’ influence machine gain steam, putting Governor Dunleavy’s political future in question.
On September 19, the Massachusetts legislature overrode Republican Governor Charlie Baker’s veto of a bill that would help public employee unions maintain dues-paying members.
Koch Industries’ paper subsidiary cuts more than 2,100 jobs in the past two years, with taxpayers left holding the bill.
555 workers will lose their jobs.