As the Wisconsin legislature gets ready to ram through a union-busting bill that will significantly impact the economy of the entire state, Wisconsin's newest member of the Senate asked perhaps the most pertinent question of her Republican colleagues: "what beating hearts are for this bill?"
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce has unleashed a $600,000 ad blitz to strip Wisconsin's independent Chief Justice of her title just as the court prepares to take up the John Doe criminal probe of Scott Walker.
BP announced today it is parting ways with the American Legislative Exchange Council, the controversial corporate bill mill. It is the third major fossil fuel company to sever its ties with ALEC, after Occidental Petroleum. ExxonMobil remains on the ALEC private sector board.
This week, US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse called upon America to “wake up” to the damaging effects of climate change denial and the fossil fuel industry funding received by groups that promote it, including ALEC.