It shouldn’t be a surprise former Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai cemented his legacy as a proxy for special interests by taking a lucrative job with the natural gas industry. The former Speaker spent years in Republican leadership failing...More
This spring’s legislative session was filled with a bunch of lows from Pennsylvania House Republicans and billionaire-funded allies. From the former Speaker of Pennsylvania touting herd immunity in children as a reason to reopen faster, to the head...More
Dark money groups connected to Betsy DeVos and former Commonwealth Foundation CEO Matt Brouillette are funding legislators who have thrown themselves at the forefront of the bigoted, far-right, astroturfed movements that sprang up during the...More
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, workers and labor unions have stepped up in unprecedented ways. They are winning new protections for essential and frontline workers, protecting their communities, and lifting up their co-workers in tragic...More
At the Reopen PA rally in Harrisburg, the Commonwealth Foundation used their building as a safe space for featured speakers and a launching spot for the rally. The emcee of the event lied about his knowledge of the organization. Watch the video for...More
The response to the COVID-19 pandemic from Pennsylvania’s extremist right-wing infrastructure is indeed a new low that has the potential to get frontline workers killed. Essential workers across Pennsylvania are risking their lives to provide...More
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed many examples of workers and labor unions across Pennsylvania fighting for the working class and safety of all of us. In contrast, The Commonwealth Foundation is using the pandemic to do what they’ve always done...More
As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across Pennsylvania and the United States, a host of new proposals regarding paid sick leave, eliminating healthcare costs, and labor protections for workers have become the topic of debate as elected officials...More
The Commonwealth Foundation is a front group. More accurately, it consists of a series of front groups, PACs, and an LLC that allows them to profit off of Pennsylvania public school children. To underscore how much of a front group they are, last...More
It was no surprise Donald Trump singled out Governor Tom Wolf and his veto of a tax handout to corporations by way of privatization schemes for Pennsylvania public schools. The bill in reference was a pet project of the Commonwealth Foundation and...More
Whenever good government movements grab a foothold inside the state capitol and Pennsylvania politics, the Commonwealth Foundation is always ready to co-opt these campaigns for positive press. Once it becomes at a crossroads with the organization’s...More
“They’re Just Playing With Billionaires’ Money:” Anti-Worker Lawsuits From The Fairness Center, Liberty Justice Center Fail Nationwide
As has been well documented, Pennsylvania has become ground zero for a rise in anti-union lawsuits from The Fairness Center and the Liberty Justice Center attempting to exploit the Janus V. AFSCME decision. Using scam tactics like sending phishing...More
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Despite rising infection rates, an ALEC-affiliated legislator is encouraging constituents to “stop getting tested.” As the pandemic wades on, these anti-worker webs of dark money are straying farther & farther from the pulse of America’s working class.
ALEC Legislator Tells Constituents to “STOP GETTING TESTED” for Coronavirus - Documented
Ohio State Representative Nino Vitale said in a Facebook post on Tuesday to “STOP GETTING TESTED.” The Huffington Post first reported on t...
Coronavirus: UNITE HERE hotel workers fight for safer working conditions as Philadelphia reopens
Philadelphia hotels are slowly seeing more guests. But workers say conditions aren’t safe.
“We try our best. We try to disinfect everything. But we can’t do it the way we want to because we got 13 other rooms to do.”
It shouldn’t be a surprise former PA House Speaker Mike Turzai cemented his legacy as a proxy for special interests by taking a lucrative job w/ the natural gas industry. Let’s take one last look at his most embarrassing moments to say goodbye.
Top Turzai Moments - Pennsylvania Spotlight
It shouldn’t be a surprise former Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai cemented his legacy as a proxy for special interests by taking a lucrat...
“Koch-funded groups like ALEC are lobbying hard to block any relief from the federal gov. Koch-backed groups appear to be taking advantage of the crisis to advance their ideological goals & further undermine public education and public employee unions.”
Koch-Backed Groups Fight to Block Ohio COVID-19 Bailouts, Despite
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine already slashed state spending by $775 million, the state faces another $2.4 billion shortfall, and county and municipal governm...