The makers of an opioid tied to 400,000 deaths had special access to the attorneys general that chose to take their "sweetheart deal" -- saving the owners of the company from admitting wrongdoing -- thanks to a pay-for-play group called the Republican Attorneys General Association.
On September 19, the Massachusetts legislature overrode Republican Governor Charlie Baker's veto of a bill that would help public employee unions maintain dues-paying members.
The Wisconsin bill echoes similar "critical infrastructure protection" model bills pushed out by the American Legislative Exchange Council and the Council of State Governments over the last two years.
Right-wing group holds its first "Leadership Summit" in Colonial Williamsburg as part of drive to radically curtail the federal government's ability to safeguard civil rights, protect the environment, and regulate big business.
Koch Industries' paper subsidiary cuts more than 2,100 jobs in the past two years, with taxpayers left holding the bill.
White nationalist statements and ties draw fire from many within GOP, but not ALEC.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) meets this week in Austin, the capital of the Lone Star State, for its 46th Annual Meeting at the posh JW Marriott hotel.
Texas tops chart for number of ALEC legislators, with 59 politicians tied to corporate bill mill, the local delegation might be the largest delegation at this week's meeting.
555 workers will lose their jobs.
Plastic Industry Association works with ALEC to block regulation of single-use plastics.