By Alex Kotch, August 7, 2020

The Chinese-owned company made its first-ever political donation on June 30 to the Republican Attorneys General Association, followed by a donation to the group's Democratic counterpart.

By Don Wiener, August 6, 2020

ALEC joins with other business lobbyists and Senate Republicans to back sweeping immunity for corporations that negligently spread coronavirus to their workers or customers.

By Alex Kotch, August 6, 2020

As President Trump makes false claims about mail-in ballot fraud, one of his campaign's megadonors has been installed at the helm of a financially ravaged Postal Service that will make or break the 2020 general elections.

By Don Wiener, July 27, 2020

Owner of Mountaire Farms, one of the nation’s largest poultry processors with multiple COVID-19 outbreaks, gives millions to American for Prosperity’s PAC, which is advocating for state and federal legislation to protect employers with workplace coronavirus cases.

By David Armiak, July 24, 2020

The American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) annual meeting continues this week online with workshops on rewriting the U.S. Constitution, reopening schools amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and school privatization.


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There is a "sucker punch" aspect of this entire episode, that has been used in the past, that makes it doubly despicable. The now dead open records issue was so completely outrageous and unexpected that it served its intended purpose – to draw attention away from the many other very contentious and controversial aspects of this budget. And that was exactly what Walker and the majority Republicans wanted to happen.

--Jay Heck, Common Cause in Wisconsin

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