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.
RAGA’s Pay-to-Play Scheme Exposed in Effort to Kill Methane Fees
Republican attorneys general from 19 states sent a letter to Congress in October hoping to persuade senators to vote against further regulations on highly polluting methane emissions following an American Petroleum Institute briefing to RAGA policy directors.
Dr. Oz’s Fortunes Boosted by Koch Investment
When Mehmet Oz’s Sharecare startup went public last year in a deal valued at $3.9 billion, Koch Industries became its largest institutional investor.
Revealed: New Leaders of Council for National Policy Set Extremist Agenda
The secretive Council for National Policy laid out its plans for influencing this year’s midterm elections, abolishing abortion rights, defunding the left, limiting China’s influence, and countering “wokeness” at its first meeting of 2022
Republican Group of State Financial Officers Takes on Woke Capitalism
Republican treasurers, auditors, and staff from 16 states are huddling together with corporate lobbyists and an array of right-wing groups for the State Financial Officers Foundation’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans this week to discuss strategies to combat “woke” policies, fake news, and China.
ALEC’s “Critical Energy Theory” Bills Moving in Four States
New ALEC and industry-backed bills that would blacklist banks that divest from fossil fuels have been introduced in Indiana, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and West Virginia so far this year.
ALEC’s New Push to Protect Corporations from Damage Claims
The American Legislative Exchange Council is promoting new model legislation designed to limit awards by juries in injury lawsuits.
Koch Crusade Against Medicaid Expansion Comes to South Dakota
Faced with strong public support for a Medicaid expansion ballot measure, Charles Koch’s Americans for Prosperity is backing an end-run to require a supermajority for passage and trying to change the debate to focus on taxes.
Bradley and Koch Cash Fuels Push to Eliminate Wisconsin Income Tax
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.