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.
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.
The Republican commissioners appeared on a podcast made by True the Vote, a right-wing group that promotes voter roll purges, voter ID laws, and using retired military and police officers as poll watchers in minority precincts.
There have been more than 320 reports of journalists being harassed, arrested, assaulted, and hurt during the nationwide protests against police violence and racial inequality that have erupted since George Floyd's murder.
The Milwaukee-based foundation pumped more than $42 million in 2019 into a network of right-wing groups dedicated to attacking unions, blocking climate action, creating obstacles to voting, and promoting the GOP’s political power and policy agenda.
State Rep. Cindy Abrams proposed a bill on Monday that would make vote-by-mail more difficult and add headaches on Election Day.
Today, we at the Center for Media and Democracy mourn the murder of George Floyd at the knee of the state.
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.