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.
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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.
Many of the task force legislative members will be attending ALEC's Life Sciences Academy this week with undisclosed drug industry representatives.
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.
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.
Plastic Industry Association works with ALEC to block regulation of single-use plastics.
Trump's friends from the Summit have gone out of their way to justify his racist attacks.
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation pumped more than $5.6 million dollars into right-wing anti-labor groups efforts in 2018.
Speech First may look like a student group, but its staff and PR firm are paid for by the Koch operation's DonorsTrust.