The legislation, SB 33, is modeled after an ALEC proposal, and its corporate backers are big contributors to the Republican party and legislators in Ohio.
The American Legislative Exchange Council returns to the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona for its annual States and Nation Policy Summit this week.
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.”
Two-thirds of the money Charles Koch Foundation distributed in 2018 went to universities and colleges.
Many of the same fringe figures and media outlets that Trump invited to the White House are faithfully playing defense for the president during damning impeachment hearings.
The Toledo, Oregon City Council voted on November 6 to give Georgia-Pacific a 15-year property tax exemption in return for investment in an existing plant there.
A last minute spending blitz by the RSLC in Wisconsin’s spring 2019 Supreme Court election played a key role in tipping the scales of the election in favor of Brian Hagedorn. Mere days after Leonard Leo’s Judicial Crisis Network gave $1 million to the group, it dropped $1.2 million in ads in just the final week of the election.
Bill pushed by big oil and ALEC would chill environmental protests with the threat of harsh jail terms and fines.