Corporations

By Rebekah Wilce on December 02, 2013

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) meets in Washington, DC this week for its "States and Nation Policy Summit."

By Nick Surgey on November 27, 2013

Google, the tech giant supposedly guided by its “don’t be evil” motto, has been funding a growing list of groups advancing the agenda of the Koch brothers.

By Mary Bottari on November 25, 2013

The post-Citizens United dark money showdown is underway in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin makes sense. In November 2010, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker swept to power at a time of economic turmoil with a promise to create 250,000 jobs. Instead, with Republican control of both houses, he passed a bill knee-capping public-sector unions, sparking an 18-day occupation of the Capitol and weeks of mass protests, regularly topping 100,000.

By The PRW Staff on November 19, 2013

According to a new report, CEOs at the forefront of the drive to "fix the debt" by slashing Social Security and Medicare, possess personal retirement funds worth an average of $14.5 million.

By Mary Bottari on November 14, 2013

Jon Romano, press secretary for "Fix the Debt" and its pet youth group, The Can Kicks Back, have been caught writing op-eds for college students and placing the identical op-eds in papers across the country.

By Rebekah Wilce on November 06, 2013

After a barrage of ads, Washington voters slid from a 66 percent show of support for labeling genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food six weeks ago to defeating the state's Initiative 522 for GMO labeling at the polls, with preliminary results showing 55 percent against.

By Rebekah Wilce on November 01, 2013

Maximus, Inc. collected $3.4 million from the state of Wisconsin in consulting fees over the five-year period from 2004 to 2009, and now it turns out that the questionable advice the company gave may leave taxpayers out tens of millions of dollars in potential claims after a federal audit found improper Medicaid billings.

By Rebekah Wilce on October 29, 2013

The for-profit company Waste Management (WM) has recently been embroiled in a trashy dispute with the city of Mobile, Alabama.

By Mary Bottari on October 21, 2013

While high profile privatizations have dominated the news in recent years, a new trend is quietly emerging -- communities taking public assets back under public control. The trend is most pronounced in the area of water resources. In communities across the country, people are deciding that water is just too precious to subject to the profit motive.

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