At least six organizations considered hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center received as much as $5.7 million in forgivable paycheck protection loans.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine already slashed state spending by $775 million, the state faces another $2.4 billion shortfall, and county and municipal governments face staggering deficits due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Koch-funded groups are lobbying to stop a federal government bailout.
A group with ties to the fossil fuel industry plans to use Facebook's op-ed loophole to spread climate misinformation.
Stephen Moore, the leading economist for the corporate lobby front group that has pushed for a rapid reopening of the economy and COVID-19 immunity for employers, denied there’s a growing health crisis in the South and West as the same day Texas Gov. Greg Abbott held a press conference to deal with spiking cases and hospitalizations in Texas.
Koch advocacy arm works with ALEC to block federal funds for cities and states that have seen their tax revenues plummet during the coronavirus lockdowns.
Right-wing activists are helping the Trump campaign put together a coalition of doctors that Trump can use to cover for his COVID-19 decisions.
CMD joins Common Cause and 71 other groups calling on companies to stop funding ALEC due to its leading role in the right-wing campaign to protest COVID-19 public safety measures and reopen the economy despite warnings from public health officials.
The Council for National Policy, a powerful behind-the-scenes player, has been hosting weekly calls with conservative figures to promote anti-lockdown protests and coordinate policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic.
Friday’s decision puts Koch-darling Dunleavy back in the hot seat after allowing Americans for Prosperity to run his budget-cut roadshow last year angered voters.
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.