Janus Decision Rooted in Koch Wishlist

Charles Koch protested in front of Supreme Court

With last month’s monumental Janus decision by the Supreme Court, the Koch family won a major victory in their multi-generational attack on unions. The ruling spreads to the entire public sector one of the laws the Koch fortune first helped push through in Kansas 60 years ago: “right-to-work.” And in doing so it enshrines the union-busting agenda …

Koch Industries among major donors to GOP Attorneys General Group for 2018 Election Cycle

The latest financial report for the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) has been filed (see below). It reveals numerous corporations, top executives, and their trade groups donating a total of $4,537,553 to ensure Republican state attorneys general candidates are financially backed heading into the 2018 election cycle. According to the report, which covered the first …

Interior Secretary Meeting with Coal Industry Lobby Group Board of Directors

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey will speak to a room full of coal executives in Phoenix, Arizona at the National Mining Association (“NMA”) Spring Board of Directors meeting, according to a tweet from the keynote speaker of the event, Jim Carroll. This morning, I’ll do a keynote for the CEO’s of …

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry Holds “Special DC Fundraiser” at Trump Hotel

Jeff Landry, the Attorney General of Louisiana, and likely 2019 Republican Gubernatorial candidate, held a Washington D.C. fundraiser at the Trump International Hotel in January. A copy of the event invitation was provided to Documented.   For Landry, the motivation to hold the fundraiser at the Trump hotel may be political. He is expected to …

Scott Angelle, BSEE Director, Favors Meetings with Oil Industry Donors to His Past Campaigns

An investigation by The New York Times’ Eric Lipton released March 10th, 2018, describes how the industry-tied Director of the U.S. offshore safety enforcement bureau has cut safety and environmental regulations on the oil industry. New details of that story, released by Documented, reveal that the Director of the Bureau for Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has …

Revealed: Names of ALEC Lobbyist and Legislator Members

The names of hundreds of members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (“ALEC”), details of which are closely guarded by the group, are revealed in a document obtained by Documented through a public records request. The list, made available below, includes hundreds of elected officials, corporations, front groups, and industry trade associations.   The names …

PRUITT CALLED TRUMP A THREAT TO CONSTITUTION IN 2016 INTERVIEW

In a stinging 2016 radio interview, Scott Pruitt lambasted then candidate Donald Trump, warning of the danger to the constitution should he become president. “If Donald Trump is the nominee and eventually the president, he would take i think, unapologetic steps to use executive power to confront Congress in a way that is truly unconstitutional”, …