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.
"We believe the evidence shows that WiCFG lied on its tax returns when it claimed to have spent $0 on political campaign activity in 2011 and 2012, when its own internal emails and financial documents" show otherwise.
The Center for Media and Democracy has filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service alleging that the Wisconsin Club for Growth lied to the IRS in 2011 and 2012.
The Center for Media and Democracy is launching a new web resource on Walmart.
The Center for Media and Democracy and The Progressive are going to be busy at this year's Netroots Nation in Detroit, Michigan.