The American Legislative Exchange Council's annual economic survey gives top rankings to states that roll out the red carpet for corporations, not those with better wealth equality, more insured residents, or decent labor rights.
Charles Koch's advocacy organization still opposes increasing access to health care, even during the nation's worst public health crisis in 100 years. It helped kill a constitutionally mandated Medicaid expansion in Missouri this year.
Novartis and Mallinckrodt topped the list of ALEC corporations with expensive legal violations last year.
Big companies and trade associations, including several in the medical field, have donated significantly to proponents of a bill that would remove transgender youth from their homes for receiving gender-affirming health care.
A number of Fortune 500 companies and major trade associations have bankrolled the political careers of state legislators who promoted bills banning gender-affirming health care for minors and transgender women and girls in sports.
DonorsTrust, the preferred donor conduit of the Koch political network, has launched a new funding stream to resist public health measures in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and use the crisis to further its broader policy goals.
American Juris Link, a new right-wing legal center with close ties to the State Policy Network, is actively working to track and support right-wing legal challenges to upend COVID-19 health restrictions, fight workers’ rights to unionize, and coordinate legal strategies and amici.
After canceling its plans for an in-person meeting, ALEC opened its annual policy summit online yesterday to consider a wide variety of measures to limit governors’ power to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, stop a bailout for hard-hit states, and lock in a nine-member Supreme Court, provide trainings to help its overwhelmingly Republican members run better campaigns.
The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonprofit heavily funded by the Charles Koch Foundation, succeeded in getting the Trump administration to greenlight eviction proceedings despite its eviction moratorium.
Koch’s Americans for Prosperity Action is spending millions on TV and digital ads that claim vulnerable GOP senators are fighting for better health care. Their records indicate otherwise.