Murray Energy Corp. made a $250,000 donation to the Republican Attorneys General Association last year and, in return, the coal mining company’s chief executive got a closed-door meeting with state prosecutors to discuss the Obama administration’s regulation of power plants.
To Fight Clean Power Plan, Fossil Fuel Companies Paid for Private Meetings with Republican State Prosecutors
Just one week before Republican state attorneys general asked federal courts to reject the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, they met privately — for a handsome fee — with energy companies Murray Energy and Southern Company.
Republican State AGs Met With Coal, Electricity Companies Before Filing Against The EPA’s Carbon Rule
Private meetings with the attorneys general cost up to $125,000.
FARA Enforcement Faulted in IG Report
The Justice Department’s inspector general slammed the National Security Division’s lax enforcement of foreign lobbying reviews in a long-awaited report today.
Local Races Battleground for National Charter Debate
The battle over charter school expansion in Massachusetts is being waged on multiple fronts: for and against ballot question 2, which would lift the statewide cap on charter school expansion, and into legislative races.
Four Ways Media Attack Organized Labor
In the midst of battles for labor unions in 2016, media have often pushed misleading information.
ACS Recaptures Instructional Time by Reducing Time Spent on Standardized Testing
Anderson Elementary School students engage in the learning of language arts, math, science and social studies. But last year, depending on their grade levels, some of those students gave up as many as 43 hours — more than a work week — for testing.
The Koch Brothers Are Spending Big to Buy Harry Reid’s Senate Seat
Their groups have already spent about $6 million on the Nevada race.
Eye on Augusta: LePage Receives Merit Badge from Corporate Lobbyist Group
Gov. Paul LePage took to the airwaves to proudly proclaim that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) listed his 2016 “State of the State” address as one of the best in the country for the economic policies it laid out.
Sludge May Be Coming to a Field Near You Soon
What’s that smell? Synagro Central, an Essex County-based biosolids company, notified the state Department of Environmental Quality that it will be applying its products to 59 farm fields around the county in the near future.