Florida’s 2023 legislative session has kicked off with a pair of bills chock full of new labor regulations long sought after by anti-union activists.
Koch Funds BlackRock Bashing…While Profiting from Joint Investments
Koch Industries and its funding vehicles funnel millions to groups that are decrying “woke capitalism” and attacking the investment giant BlackRock for its leading role in ESG investing. Yet that hasn’t stopped the company’s subsidiaries from partnering with BlackRock to invest in technology startups.
Koch Industries Still Rides the Tax Subsidy Gravy Train
Koch Industries reaps the benefits of more than $38 million in local and state tax rebates, tax reductions, and grants in 2021 and 2022.
Group Linked to Anti-Abortion Activist Leonard Leo Was Top Funder of Republican AG Campaigns in 2022
A group tied to the influential anti-abortion activist Leonard Leo gave $3 million to the Republican Attorneys General Association in the fourth quarter, making it the largest contributor to the organization in 2022.
Koch Industries Hedges Its Bets With Solar
Over the past two years, Koch Industries and its astroturf political arm, Americans for Prosperity, have spent millions lobbying Congress to kill President Biden’s agenda, with the Inflation Reduction Act and its stalled predecessor, Build Back Better, among its top targets.
Koch-Funded Litigation Group Fights to Protect Covid Misinformation
The New Civil Liberties Alliance’s latest lawsuit offers up a new take on ‘do no harm.’
Charles Koch’s Campaign to Make Dark Money Even Darker
IRS filings from Charles Koch’s Americans for Prosperity Foundation confirm that the group paid $10 million to the law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, which litigated Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta from 2015 through 2021.
ALEC Doubles Down on Punishing ESG Firms
At last week’s States and Nation Policy Summit, the American Legislative Exchange Council doubled down on its latest strategy of protecting the fossil fuel industry by blacklisting “woke” companies that embrace climate protection goals.
Koch’s Political Ground Game Came up Short in 2022
Charles Koch’s political operation had a rough year. Despite the billionaire’s huge investments in Americans for Prosperity, his political and advocacy organization, and its super PAC, AFP Action, scored few electoral gains in the midterms and suffered major legislative defeats in Congress.
Charles Koch Distributes $82 Million to 140 Colleges and Universities
Billionaire Charles Koch’s personal foundation disclosed $81.7 million in grants to 140 colleges and universities in its 2021 IRS filing.