States often compete to attract corporations with tax breaks and other perks – but should they be able to sweeten the pot with a bespoke justice system as well? A new Wisconsin law offers Foxconn Technology Group, an electronics manufacturing giant based in Taiwan, $3 billion in credits and tax breaks along with a tailor-made legal process – distinct from the process every other business and citizen in the state enjoys.
Huge margins back up claim that 'nearly all Americans share the sentiment that corporations should not have the same rights as people'
Citizens in dozens of communities voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday for their legislators to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, which opened the door for the super-rich and corporations to trample democracy.
As they headed to the polls to vote in what turned out to be the most expensive midterm election in history — one in which outside money from undisclosed sources played an outsized role and the number of small individual donors shrank — voters across the country made clear their desire to end corporate personhood and get big money out of politics.
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This week features Wisconsin Move to Amenders Mary Laan and George Penn to talk with us about ballot initiatives in 12 Wisconsin communities where voters will decide whether to amend the Constitution to make clear that corporations are not people and money is not speech.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele thinks that your right to vote on whether Corporations have the same rights as people is as meaningless as “A Facebook poll.“
Abele says he will veto the Move To Amend resolution today, despite it passing by a super majority of the elected County Board.