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.
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The fossil fuel barons, Charles and David Koch, have long advocated for "economic freedom" and a smaller government. They have slammed "collectivism" and market distorting subsidies.
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?"
In his opening statement, Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) claimed that right to work legislation would "protect every worker" from being forced to join a union.
Wisconsin state legislators will meet in an "extraordinary session" today in order to take up so-called "right to work" legislation.
Gail Collins, the award-winning New York Times columnist, riled the right-wing echo chamber this weekend with a one-sentence error in an opinion piece on Scott Walker. What did she do that got the National Review’s knickers in a knot? She penned a piece that rightly called into question Scott Walker’s relationship with the truth and his policies and views on education.
Dr. Evil is back. Richard Berman and his phony front group Environmental Policy Alliance (EPA, get it?) released a bizarre video "Breaking Up with Fossil Fuels is Hard to Do."
The Walker budget slips in an edit to the section on the judicial commission to strike a statutory provision stating that "the salary established for the chief justice of the supreme court shall be different than the salaries established for the associate justices of the Supreme Court."
This week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker got tripped up by the truth.
In addition to unprecedented budget cuts to the University of Wisconsin System, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker struck "the search for truth" and the Wisconsin Idea from the university's mission statement in his executive budget bill unveiled last night.