ALEC Leading Right-Wing Campaign to Reopen the Economy Despite COVID-19

Documents obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) show that a powerful corporate lobby front group, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), is playing a leading role in the right-wing movement to push for early reopening of the economy amidst the coronavirus pandemic that has cost the United States 61,680 lives to date. ALEC is […]

Coronavirus Stimulus: More Tax Breaks for the Rich

Many of the tax benefits in the stimulus are “just shoveling money to rich people,” said Victor Fleischer, a tax law professor at the University of California, Irvine. While the 2017 tax-cut package was a bonanza for big companies and wealthy individuals, in order to keep the law’s overall costs down it imposed a number […]

Keystone Pipeline Advocates Have Spent $611 on Lobbying for Every $1 by Opponents

Advocates of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline have spent more than 600 times the amount on lobbying over the last year than its opponents have mustered, according to a MapLight review of lobbying records. The pipeline, which is being built in the midst of a pandemic that has shut down a majority of American businesses, […]