Updated on June 17th, 2020 to include details of the “process working group” meeting during the 2019 States and Nation Policy Summit. More than a year before the 2020 election, the GOP-dominated and corporate-backed American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) created a secret working group that would address redistricting, ballot measures, and election law. The working […]
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt named William Perry Pendley as deputy director of policy and programs for the Bureau of Land Management in July of 2017. Since then, Pendley has served as acting head of the Bureau, with Bernhard extending his tenure by Secretarial Order in May of 2020. Interior is now facing multiple lawsuits that […]
Over the past decade, frackers have lost more than $250 billion and laid off tens of thousands of employees, prompting Wall Street to cut off the money pipeline. At the same time, many CEOs have been rewarded handsomely thanks to generous compensation and severance packages.
Corporations may soon have to confront a revitalized and militant labor movement, an influential employer relations consultant warned in a recent memo to business leaders. The memo, sent on April 20, anticipates the May Day protests by service sector, warehouse, and delivery workers around the country today, who have walked off the job to highlight poor work conditions and perilously low pay.
On April 14, 2020, President Trump named almost 200 corporate executives and republican insiders to an advisory council on the coronavirus. The council is set to advise Trump on when and how to re-open the economy, and gives its members a formal role in advising economic policy. Trump described their role this way: “These bipartisan […]
Documented analysis highlights how top executives are rewarded by bankruptcy courts and corporate boards, despite their companies’ poor performance.
Update: FreedomWorks issued a press release on April 27, 2020 formalizing the coalition. The coalition’s website outlined members of its National Leadership Council, including ALEC CEO Lisa Nelson, Trump Advisor Stephen Moore, and the Council for National Policy Vice President Bill Walton. The website also lists dozens of “steering committee members,” including former head of […]
On election day in November, some polling places could be patrolled by off-duty police officers and veterans, according to a plan hatched by Republican operatives.
State legislative sessions are underway across the country. Already, seven states will consider legislation that would criminalize climate activists protesting oil and gas pipelines. The bills closely follow model legislation promoted by the corporate-backed American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The Greenpeace PolluterWatch project, which closely tracks the measures and cites analysis by the International Center […]
The State Policy Network (SPN), the coordinating group for a network of corporate-friendly state-level think tanks, lobbied the federal government against Medicare for All, according to recently filed lobbying disclosure records reviewed by Documented. In addition to its lobbying efforts against Medicare for All, SPN has worked in recent years to encourage public sector workers […]