Now that the Wisconsin GOP and its allies have rammed though an American Legislative Exchange Council "right to work" (RTW) bill, the same cast of characters is back pushing another ALEC model: repeal of the state’s prevailing wage laws. These laws require public construction projects to support local wage standards instead of undercutting them.
One of the doctors who has called for TV's Dr. Oz--a prominent proponent of GMO labeling--to be fired from Columbia University is a convicted felon who works for the American Council on Science and Health. An updated review of ACSH's funding reveals it is funded by a trade group of food corporations (including Monsanto) that heavily opposes GMO labeling.
Climate activists wearing tape over their mouths marched up to Walker’s office in the Wisconsin State Capitol this morning to hand-deliver more than 100,000 petitions, calling on Walker to put an end to the censorship on climate change in Wisconsin.
Two court cases this week--one being heard in open court, another being considered in silence behind closed doors--will decide the future of Wisconsin campaign finance law, the independence of the Wisconsin judiciary and will impact the future of presidential candidate Scott Walker.
The stakes could not be higher, but the converging cases have garnered little national attention.
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.
ALEC and allies work to repeal laws that support local wage standards.
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.
Here's how the voter ID law will affect Wisconsinites.
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.