The preferred piggy bank for Koch network megadonors bankrolled key players in the Right’s growing state infrastructure, legal advocacy, and media operations, in addition to funding climate denial, union busting, and gerrymandering.
ALEC quietly removes Rep. Matt Shea from its leadership list on its website, but has yet to denounce his violent white nationalist views.
The spectacular failure of the recent climate change conference in Madrid showed the resistance of powerful industries to meaningful climate action and raises the question – can we save the planet without changing the dominant capitalist system?
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 American Legislative Exchange Council returns to the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona for its annual States and Nation Policy Summit this week.
The Charles Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity is running ads backing Republican senators, marking the first election-related spending of the cycle for the Koch network that has undergone significant restructuring this year.
Billionaire Charles Koch’s two foundations spent nearly $3.5 million on media grants and contracts in 2018.
In a press release, the Governor echoed oil and gas industry talking points, which the Center for Media and Democracy revealed earlier, saying, “Today, I signed Assembly Bill 426, which aims to ensure each energy provider is treated the same under the law while still protecting the right to exercise free speech and the right to assembly.”
Two-thirds of the money Charles Koch Foundation distributed in 2018 went to universities and colleges.
Many of the same fringe figures and media outlets that Trump invited to the White House are faithfully playing defense for the president during damning impeachment hearings.