Following the money just got easier.
The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), publishers of ALECexposed.org, and ProgressNow have joined in the release of a new website that shines a much-needed light on the State Policy Network (SPN), a web of so-called U.S. “think tanks” that claim to be nonpartisan and independent, but are major drivers of the right-wing, ALEC-backed agenda hijacking state houses across the country.
The website, appropriately named Stinktanks.org, includes money trails for all 50 states.
The findings stem from CMD and ProgressNow’s November report entitled “Exposed: The State Policy Network,” showing SPN has deep ties to the Koch brothers and a national right-wing network of funders – all while reporting little or no lobbying activities.
“‘Exposed: The State Policy Network’ shines a light on a network of well-funded, ostensibly independent state-based think tanks that are hard at work undermining workers’ rights and environmental and consumer protections, and establishing a climate in which it’s all but impossible to hold their corporate funders accountable,” reads an article on Salon.com.
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