Right-wing funders have given nearly $69 million to 11 groups that submitted Supreme Court amicus briefs in support of eliminating the Consumer Financial Protection Board, a key reform enacted in the wake of the Great Recession.
The Koch anti-regulatory political network has given $63.6 million to groups that taskforce chair Todd Zywicki has held senior level positions in since 2008.
The recent donation is one of many contributions that GEO Group has made via its subsidiaries, potentially skirting federal campaign finance rules.
Third Way, a think tank funded by the likes of Amgen, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Reynolds American tobacco, is warning Iowa voters about the democratic socialist candidate.
Yesterday, the billionaire-funded Club for Growth Action released an ad criticizing Sanders’s health care and climate change policies.
The Ohio-based Buckeye Institute has nearly doubled its revenues in recent years and is increasingly taking its pro-corporate fights to other states.
The legislation, SB 33, is modeled after an ALEC proposal, and its corporate backers are big contributors to the Republican party and legislators in Ohio.
The Toledo, Oregon City Council voted on November 6 to give Georgia-Pacific a 15-year property tax exemption in return for investment in an existing plant there.
The State Policy Network (SPN) is holding its annual meeting at the five-star Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs this week. While SPN - a right-wing web of "think tanks," advocacy groups, and other registered nonprofits in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Canada, and the United Kingdom - publishes a list of its member organizations on its website, it holds its meeting in secrecy under tight security and does not disclose attendees.
The Wisconsin State Assembly will convene for the first time this fall today to consider a bill backed by the oil industry and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) that would impose harsh criminal penalties on protesters who trespass on or damage any property owned by energy and water companies.