Nonprofits controlled by Charles Koch funneled $458.7 million to 338 higher education beneficiaries between 2018 and 2022, according to a Center for Media and Democracy analysis of IRS filings by the donor conduits.
In December, the Dutch chemical company OCI Global announced plans to sell its nitrogen fertilizer operation in Wever, Iowa to Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, for $3.6 billion.
The Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) raised $6.3 million in the second half of 2023, with big tobacco leading all contributors, as revealed by a Center for Media and Democracy analysis of its IRS year-end report filed yesterday.
ULINE CEO and Republican megadonor Richard Uihlein gave $4.7 million to his Restoration PAC in the second half of 2023, leaving it with $4.1 million to spend on far-right campaigns in this year’s elections.
The right-wing and corporate bill mill’s advocacy arm, ALEC Action, has joined forces with Iowa-based Run GenZ to recruit and train young “conservatives” to run for state and local office.
Billionaire Charles Koch’s political network won a major state legislative victory last year when Iowa passed a bill that limits damages in medical malpractice lawsuits. Now, a new court filing claims that an insurance company deliberately lost a major medical malpractice case instead of agreeing to a settlement, with the explicit goal of spurring the Iowa Legislature to take action on the issue.
Georgia-Pacific, announced on September 18 that it would shutter its cellulose factory, known as the Foley mill. The company claimed that the closing had been planned before Hurricane Idalia—for “strategic” reasons—and did not reflect “the hard work and effort of the Foley team.”
Over 200 workers across seven Twin Cities venues owned by First Avenue Form a Union with UNITE HERE Local 17 and the Support of the Restaurant Opportunities Center.
The State Financial Officers Foundation, a membership group of 37 Republican state treasurers, auditors, and financial executives weaponized to fight “woke” capitalism, more than doubled its revenue in 2022 — to over $2 million — according to its latest IRS filing obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy.
In 2022, Stand Together Trust and Stand Together Chamber of Commerce contributed over $176 million to groups in Charles Koch’s “Stand Together” constellation of nonprofits as well as to higher education and right-wing policy, advocacy, litigation and media groups, the Center for Media and Democracy has found.