Category: State Policy Network

Emails show Wisconsin Commissioner Nowak’s relationship with utility industry players

Wisconsin Public Service Commissioner Ellen Nowak attended several private events at the behest of groups funded by the Koch Brothers and utility interests in 2016, according to documents obtained by UtilitySecrets.org. Some of the groups paid for Nowak’s travel, including...

/ July 7, 2017

Consumers for Smart Solar Caught Deleting References to the James Madison Institute

Deletions started to occur after leaked audio sufaced of JMI revealing the true intentions behind Amendment 1

/ October 21, 2016

Press Release: Utility-funded PAC caught attempting more “political jiu-jitsu”

Consumers for Smart Solar tries to delete online ties to James Madison Institute

/ October 21, 2016

Leaked Audio Shows How Florida Utilities Sought to Deceive Voters to Support Amendment 1

"use the language of promoting solar, and kind of, kind of put in these protections for consumers that choose not to install rooftop"

/ October 18, 2016

Texas Public Policy Foundation

The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) is a conservative think tank based in Austin, Texas, and a member of the State Policy Network (SPN). The think tank’s funders from 2010 were inadvertently made public a few years ago. According to...

/ July 28, 2015

John Locke Foundation

The John Locke Foundation is a North Carolina-based think tank that has ties to the State Policy Network and the American Legislative Exchange Council. It was exposed by Jane Mayer in The New Yorker in 2011 as receiving approximately 80% of...

/ July 28, 2015

Center for the American Experiment

The Center for the American Experiment (CAE) is an advocacy group based in Minnesota and is a member of the State Policy Network (SPN). Members in SPN have helped to move the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (and its fossil fuel...

/ July 28, 2015