Phillips-Medisize, a subsidiary of the Koch Industries company Molex, has laid off 99 workers at its Hudson, Wisconsin factory, which produces plastic cartridges for JUUL e-cigarettes.
Charles Koch’s Shape-Shifting Influence Machine
Charles Koch’s massive influence network is undergoing yet another round of restructuring this year.
Kyrsten Sinema Has Many Friends in Private Equity
Top executives from some of the largest private equity firms in the world bankrolled Sinema’s campaign as she blocked a popular provision in the Inflation Reduction Act that would have raised their personal income taxes.
Emails Reveal South Carolina AG Alan Wilson’s Pay-to-Play Activities for National Group
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, who has faced long-running controversy over his role in impeding an investigation into State House corruption, has been an active participant in the Republican Attorneys General Association’s pay-to-play operation.
Financial Firm Cashes in on the Anti-Woke Crusade
An anti-woke entrepreneur is attempting to profit from right-wing aggression towards investment firms that take a stand on environmental and social issues.
Abandoning Free Market and Liberty Principles, ALEC Takes on “Woke Capitalism,” Bodily Autonomy, and More at Its Annual Meeting
The ALEC faithful descend on Atlanta this week to take on “woke capitalism,” women’s right to abortion, voting rights, China, Big Tech, the administrative state, and more.
Company Owned by Wisconsin GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Tim Michels Has a Troubling Safety Record
Michels Corporation, a construction company owned by a GOP gubernatorial primary candidate in Wisconsin, has been fined $160,862 for repeated federal regulatory violations over the past decade.
Heritage Gives Award to Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group
The Heritage Foundation awarded an anti-LGBTQ hate group a major cash prize at its annual Resource Bank conference for developing a new tool that scores corporations based on their treatment of conservative Christian beliefs in their business practices, workplace, charitable giving, and political spending.
South Dakota Voters Reject Attempt to Derail Medicaid Expansion
Koch’s Americans for Prosperity suffered a defeat in South Dakota this month when voters soundly rejected imposing a supermajority requirement on future ballot measures—which had been AFP’s strategy for derailing this fall’s vote on expanding Medicaid.
Right-Wing Groups Fail to Block Workers’ Rights Amendment in Illinois
An Illinois Circuit Court judge has rejected the efforts of the right-wing Liberty Justice Center to prevent voters from having their say on a constitutional amendment to protect workers’ rights in November.