Saturday, August 24, 2019

Tag: lobbying

Charles Koch ramps up higher ed funding to fuel ‘talent pipeline’

"Charles Koch is doubling down on the multi-million dollar money dumps that buy him real control over professors."

Why don’t things work any more?

Look at all the things that don't work any more: Congress, which is failing to help the 9/11 fire fighters, the reverse mortgage industry, Lyft, which doesn't communicate with its customers, Medicare, which has insane charges and paybacks. Why is this?

Exclusive: Enbridge is behind this front group pushing the company’s Line...

Enbridge has provided the group with funding, public relations, and a variety of advocacy tactics.

Pharmaceutical hulk Johnson & Johnson keeps up lobbying efforts as lawsuits...

Amid an onslaught of lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson has kept pace with its historically hefty lobbying efforts as it wrestles to maintain influence in the halls of Congress.

Lobbying against key US climate regulation ‘cost society $60 billion,’ study...

“Our new point is that if the very likelihood of having climate policy enacted in the first place may be jeopardized by political influences (via lobbying), why not try to use this revenue to neutralize some of the political opposition in a targeted way.”

How to lobby Washington to death

A business model from hell and the war in Yemen.

In step toward ending dark-money elections, court to review case that...

"For nearly a decade, the SpeechNow ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has allowed big money donors to evade federal campaign contribution limits and corrupt even further our political process."

Koch-funded groups mount PR and media campaign to fight carbon pricing

Worried about momentum for carbon taxes, climate deniers go on attack via right-wing media.

Fossil fuel industry outspent environmentalists and renewables by 10:1 on climate...

“Different corporations typically push for whatever positions are advantageous to their economic well-being.”

Uber and Lyft, driving drivers into poverty and despair

"In 2016, Uber and Lyft combined spent more on lobbying than Amazon, Walmart and Microsoft combined. They use their political might to win deregulation bills."

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