ALEC joins with other business lobbyists and Senate Republicans to back sweeping immunity for corporations that negligently spread coronavirus to their workers or customers.
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Owner of Mountaire Farms, one of the nation’s largest poultry processors with multiple COVID-19 outbreaks, gives millions to American for Prosperity’s PAC, which is advocating for state and federal legislation to protect employers with workplace coronavirus cases.
The corporate lobby group has reentered the culture wars by siding with Trump on race issues eight years after retreating because of public backlash against its "Stand Your Ground" and voter ID bills.
Koch advocacy arm works with ALEC to block federal funds for cities and states that have seen their tax revenues plummet during the coronavirus lockdowns.
Friday’s decision puts Koch-darling Dunleavy back in the hot seat after allowing Americans for Prosperity to run his budget-cut roadshow last year angered voters.
The Koch-funded policy group calls for broad cuts to Medicaid, education, and water quality protection on top of Governor DeWine’s hiring freeze and budget cuts.
Koch Industries spent $2.7 million in the first quarter of 2020 on lobbying Congress to block climate progress, weaken environmental protections, and protect its bottom line.
Democrats slipped in a provision requiring medium sized businesses taking out CARES Act loans to “remain neutral” if their workers try to organize a union.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine asks Trump administration to drop work requirements for Medicaid, food stamps, and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Koch-backed and founded group’s opposition to the expansion of affordable health care to millions of citizens in 14 states, despite the imminent threat of a coronavirus pandemic, will inevitably lead to more unnecessary deaths.