Spending on the states: The Koch brothers aren’t fans of Trump, and aren’t putting much money into electing the president this year. But that doesn’t mean they’re sitting out the election. The Center for Media and Democracy’s PR Watch, which tracks the influence of conservative groups, offers this rundown of the state races where the billionaire brothers are spending their donor network cash.
A leaked poll shows wide support among businesses for an increase in Idaho’s minimum wage.
The two largest for-profit prison companies in the United States – GEO and Corrections Corporation of America – and their associates have funneled more than $10 million to candidates since 1989 and have spent nearly $25 million on lobbying efforts.