Phillips-Medisize, a subsidiary of the Koch Industries company Molex, has laid off 99 workers at its Hudson, Wisconsin factory, which produces plastic cartridges for JUUL e-cigarettes.
A pro-Johnson super PAC raked in another $3.5M from Diane Hendricks in July, one of two billionaires who reaped tens of millions in savings from a tax loophole Johnson pushed through in 2017.
Michels Corporation, a construction company owned by a GOP gubernatorial primary candidate in Wisconsin, has been fined $160,862 for repeated federal regulatory violations over the past decade.
The June 28 GOP primary for Illinois governor pit candidates against each other who were bankrolled by two of the state’s wealthiest men.
Charles Koch’s main super PAC has already spent over $8 million to support GOP congressional candidates in this year’s elections.
Koch’s Americans for Prosperity suffered a defeat in South Dakota this month when voters soundly rejected imposing a supermajority requirement on future ballot measures—which had been AFP’s strategy for derailing this fall’s vote on expanding Medicaid.
An Illinois Circuit Court judge has rejected the efforts of the right-wing Liberty Justice Center to prevent voters from having their say on a constitutional amendment to protect workers’ rights in November.
Griffin’s record-breaking $45M contribution to Illinois gubernatorial candidate Richard Irvin bumps him into first place for GOP megadonors this election cycle.
When Mehmet Oz’s Sharecare startup went public last year in a deal valued at $3.9 billion, Koch Industries became its largest institutional investor.
Despite having no prosecutorial experience, a former rightwing state legislator has raised more campaign cash than both a county district attorney and a private practice lawyer competing in the Wisconsin Republican primary for attorney general.