GOP megadonor and power broker Art Pope has gone all-in to help Republicans rig elections in their favor for the next decade.
A CMD investigation reveals the identities of the donors behind a large portion of ALEC’s revenue as the group continues its attempts to hide its backers and its agenda from the public.
Charles Koch’s Americans for Prosperity and the Uihlein-funded Foundation for Government Accountability are actively opposing Medicaid expansion in 12 states that would cover an estimated 4 million uninsured Americans.
Both the Kochs and former House Speaker Paul Ryan decry government subsidies, except when it comes to their private interests, such as involvement in SHINE Medical Technologies, one of Wisconsin’s most heavily subsidized companies.
The Republican Attorneys General Association reported $6.7 million in revenue in the first half of 2021, according to a mid-year IRS filing examined by the Center for Media and Democracy, $2.5 million of which came from came from a dark money group run by Trump’s go-to man for packing the federal courts with right-wing judges.
The Center for Media and Democracy released a new report today, “Using Unions to Carry Big Oil’s Water,” detailing how the fossil fuel industry and the American Legislative Exchange Council cynically use unions to win Democratic support for legislation that criminalizes and chills environmental protests under the guise of “worker safety.”
AFP is targeting Democrats in swing districts, foreshadowing attack ads its super PAC will likely run next year.
Charles Koch’s advocacy organization still opposes increasing access to health care, even during the nation’s worst public health crisis in 100 years. It helped kill a constitutionally mandated Medicaid expansion in Missouri this year.
CMD President Lisa Graves testified at a March Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on “The Big-Money Assault on Our Judiciary.” Video from the hearing and written testimony now available here.
At an UnKoch My Campus press conference, CMD’s Alex Kotch presented his reporting on how Charles Koch and Koch Industries aided the careers of the Republicans who spread lies about voter fraud and voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election.