Here's another report
of how much political influence the billionaire Koch brothers
can buy with the hundreds of millions they are pouring into political organizations.
It doesn't stop with the presidency and Congress, as Arkansas well knows. The Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity
has been working diligently to take control of the Arkansas legislature,
with significant strides in the Arkansas Senate
and many allies in the House,
as evidenced by the numbers that use the Koch-backed American Legislative Exchange Council
to pick up Koch-agenda cookie cutter legislation and talking points. (The AFP is the outfit that employed Phyllis Bell,
wife of state Rep. Nate Bell,
as a contract worker.)
PS — Here, by the way, is a report
on the recent ALEC marching-order conference attended by several Arkansas legislators.
Get a taste of what our people will be bringing to the Ark. legislature in 2015.
But it doesn't stop there. The Center for American Progress has catalogued
Koch-backed efforts at the local level to the detriment of local schools, mass transit and other grassroots operations. The full report is here.
It's not mentioned in this report, but we've mentioned before that Koch influence has been evident in Arkansas in their fight
against Maumelle watershed regulation.