With backing from a myriad of right-wing groups, the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison released a “research report” last month on the need to eliminate the income tax in the state.
Spurred by $158 million from one secret donor, DonorsTrust and Donors Capital Fund pumped a record amount of money into right-wing campaigns to remake the Supreme Court, spread election and climate disinformation, and support extremists last 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.
In a video with the right-wing Texas Public Policy Foundation, the Kentucky senator made it clear that he’s teaming up with the American Legislative Exchange Council to back Trumpian voter suppression efforts this year.
The billionaire-funded foundation of news site RealClearPolitics will promote the anti-labor and pro-corporate libertarian agenda of the State Policy Network.
Major right-wing funders gave nearly $222 million to 69 organizations that filed amicus briefs supporting Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s fight against disclosing major donors to California regulators.
DonorsTrust, the preferred donor conduit of the Koch political network, has launched a new funding stream to resist public health measures in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and use the crisis to further its broader policy goals.
GOP-aligned groups are using ads, activist tool kits, social media posts, statements, and letters to Congress to attack the For the People Act, sometimes with falsehoods about its contents.
The Cedar Point Nursery case could have sweeping implications for business property rights, which explains why the right-wing Pacific Legal Foundation has taken the case and numerous other legal centers and think tanks financed by many of the same pro-corporate billionaires have weighed in.
The Center for Media and Democracy’s president, Lisa Graves, will testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Federal Courts at 3:00 p.m. ET on March 10, 2021 in a hearing titled, “What’s Wrong with the Supreme Court: The Big-Money Assault on Our Judiciary.”