Common Cause and the Center for Media and Democracy sent federal authorities new evidence today that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is falsely passing itself off as a tax-exempt charity and effectively using taxpayer dollars to subsidize its lobbying on behalf of private interests.
The feds have spent billions fueling charters but keep no comprehensive list of the charter schools or what they spent tax dollars on, amidst $200+ million in fraud.
CREDO Action has announced that it is not giving in to ALEC's latest effort to silence its critics.
The Nation is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States.
Backed by big corporate dollars from McDonalds and others, the International Franchise Association is using legal maneuvers and back room lobbying to try to undermine workers in the fast food industry.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is slated to roll out its annual "Rich States, Poor States" publication this week.
CMD's new Reporters' Guide on the Big Testing companies tallies the $20 million they've spent lobbying for expanded K-12 testing while trying to minimize privacy protections for American school children.
CMD submits testimony outlining the ALEC ties to Wisconsin's right to work bill.
CMD and Common Cause filed a request for details about Walker's trip to the Koch summit.
A bipartisan effort to enforce Wisconsin’s longstanding laws governing coordination between campaigns and independent groups has been mislabeled a “partisan witch hunt” by a well-funded legal and media campaign, with the ultimate goal of undermining what remains of limits on big money in politics, according to a new report from the Center for Media and Democracy.