Matt Brouillette Denies Koch Brother Funding

“The Koch Brothers don’t fund me.”Koch Brothers talking head Matt Brouillette went on This Week in Pennsylvania to discuss the Janus v. AFSCME case. In addition to spewing his usual anti-worker talking points, Brouillette used the opportunity to outright lie about the funding of the Commonwealth Foundation.When asked if his group was funded by the Koch Brothers, Brouillette answered with a resounding ‘no’. He doubled down on the lie when asked if the Commonwealth Foundation received funding from a group funded by the Kochs. This has been well documented; the State Policy Network – the national group the Commonwealth...

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The Commonwealth Foundation Brings the Alt-Right to Harrisburg

The alt-right is coming to Pennsylvania thanks to the Commonwealth Foundation, Scott Wagner’s gubernatorial campaign, the Pennsylvania Manufacturing Association and a handful of others. The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference will be the conduit for this. The conference was originally a gathering for the grassroots of the conservative movement. Today however, a new level of extremism, rife with connections to white supremacists neo-Nazis, and extremist elements will be prominently featured at the conference. These individuals have exploited racism, sexism, and homophobia for political gain. All of this will converge in Harrisburg over the weekend of April 6.The Commonwealth Foundation has long...

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Birds of a Feather Flock Together: Meet the Cardinal Institute

The #55Strong West Virginia teachers’ strike captured the nation’s attention unlike any other labor strike in recent history over the last few weeks. Despite its long history of union power, West Virginia is an anti-worker state having recently enacted anti-union laws that make it harder to organize and collectively bargain contracts. None of this stopped teachers from coming together and winning better working conditions for themselves and all public employees. The billionaire funded front groups who have been leading the charge against them were shook.PA Spotlight has written extensively about the Commonwealth Foundation, the Pennsylvania affiliate of the State...

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