The Wisconsin State Assembly will convene for the first time this fall today to consider a bill backed by the oil industry and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) that would impose harsh criminal penalties on protesters who trespass on or damage any property owned by energy and water companies.
Efforts to gut the federal False Claims Act backed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce got a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday.
DuPont is part of a coalition lobbying to block Obama's Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order.
The largest contribution so far to an anti-consumer measure to impede access to solar energy just came from a mysterious new donor. This new donation comes as the battle over whether consumers in Florida can install home solar is heating up, with rival state constitutional amendments both aiming for the ballot in 2016.
Senator Ted Cruz was to meet privately Monday in Denver, Colorado with executives from major oil and gas corporations, all members of the pro-fracking lobby group Western Energy Alliance.
This year, ALEC has continued to wreak havoc in states across the country despite an exodus of high-profile corporate members, including BP, Google, and several high-tech firms.
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.
According to a new report from the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC), the giant corporations operating or franchising full-service restaurants cost taxpayers billions in public assistance for workers who are not paid enough to make ends meet.
Hotel profits are up. Executive salaries have skyrocketed. But the little-known trade association representing this robust $163 billion dollar industry is fighting to keep workers wages low.
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.