National deep pockets backing GOP and corporate interests have pumped more than $9 million into the Buckeye Institute and the Freedom Foundation, the two groups leading attacks on public employee unions in Ohio.
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Cinedigm, which is owned by a Beijing-based private equity firm, received a $2.2 million Paycheck Protection Program loan in April.
Documents obtained by CMD show the extent of the corporate lobby group’s role in pressuring the states to force a rapid reopening of the economy despite strong public resistance and health concerns.
The Koch-funded policy group calls for broad cuts to Medicaid, education, and water quality protection on top of Governor DeWine’s hiring freeze and budget cuts.
Protesters eschew masks and social distancing to protest Governor Evers’s stay-at-home order and back a Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce plan to reopen businesses at a capitol rally promoted by right-wing groups.