Hiltzik: Disney loses its grip over Florida politicians – Los Angeles Times

DeSantis and his fellows are threatening to revoke Disney’s near-dictatorial control over the 43-square-mile site of Walt Disney World and its related theme parks and resorts outside Orlando, the product of a deal that Florida’s then-Republican governor, Claude Kirk, signed into law in 1967. Is this threat plausible? That hinges on the question of whether…

Which Corporations Are Funding Politicians Who Aided the Insurrection?

A year ago, a number of corporations promised not to make contributions to elected officials who supported the insurrection. Many promised not to support state politicians behind voter suppression. Some reneged on their promises. Others were silent. And none made significant public changes to funding through harder-to-track intermediaries like the Chamber of Commerce, which had…

Making A Difference 

Jeff Sonnenfeld says that CEOs play an essential role in speaking out on political issues. Last year, CEOs took on major issues regarding immigration, racial justice, election security and voting access. As Michael Dell commented, “If CEOs can’t speak out on voting access, what can they address?” The collective voice of CEOs provides them protection…

The myth of corporate neutrality – Popular Information

Dallas-based AT&T is following the McConnell playbook. Yes, the company says it believes “the right to vote is sacred” and supports “efforts to enhance everyone’s ability to vote.” But it refused to weigh in on SB 7, the voter suppression law introduced by Texas Republicans. AT&T said that “election laws are complicated, not our company’s…

New York State Fund’s Best Results Ever on Political Spending Proposals

In more than a decade of pushing companies to disclose their political spending, the New York State Common Retirement Fund has never had a year like this. The nearly $250 billion pension fund faced off in early May against Duke Energy Corp. DUK, 0.08%, whose board of directors opposed the New York fund’s proposal asking…