Vice President Mike Pence will speak at a capitol rally organized by groups linked to school privatization advocates like the Bradley Foundation and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
The Ohio-based Buckeye Institute has nearly doubled its revenues in recent years and is increasingly taking its pro-corporate fights to other states.
Some of the wealthiest conservative donors in the U.S. have poured over $100 million into media since 2015, a CMD analysis has found.
Koch Industries spent $11 million in 2019 lobbying Congress to block climate action, renewable energy subsidies, automobile fuel efficiency standards, and donor disclosure.
The bigoted nonprofits that wealthy conservatives fund through DonorsTrust include some that the Southern Poverty Law Center identifies as hate groups.
The Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity Foundation wants the Supreme Court to take its case challenging California’s donor disclosure law, and 15 groups receiving more than $28 million from Koch-related funders just happen to be on board.
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.
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.”