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Erick Erickson Defends ALEC, Attacks 11Alive For Investigating Secretive Group

Following an investigation by Atlanta's 11Alive into the inner workings of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) -- the secretive organization that brings together corporate lobbyists and state legislators to draft model legislation...Show More Summary

Reporter Finds ALEC Meeting Politicians at His Hotel

When an Atlanta news crew from WXIA TV station asked questions about a closed-door meeting involving Georgia lawmakers, wireless industry lobbyists and the American Legislative Exchange Council, Bill Meierling, vice president of communications...Show More Summary

Anti-ALEC Hysteria Reaches New Heights.

By now you’ve probably seen this report by 11Alive on a recent meeting of ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, down in Savannah. You also might have seen this article claiming the meeting was a “bill writing meeting.” These report made it look as if something evil and nefarious went on there. Show More Summary

Scott Walker: The First ALEC President?

Co-written with Brendan Fischer Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will address the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in San Diego this July. Walker's speech at ALEC will be a reunion of sorts. Walker was...Show More Summary

ALEC Responds To Atlanta's 11Alive , Still Blocks Video Footage Of What They Actually Do

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has responded to an investigation by Atlanta's 11Alive News Tonight, which exposed millions of viewers to the influence of ALEC's corporate members over the Georgia Legislature. ALEC,Show More Summary

Uncovered: Corporate Lobbying Funded by Your Tax Dollars

Brendan Fischer of the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) tells us about CMD and Common Cause's latest submission to the International Revenue Service (IRS) showing that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) functions as a corporate lobbying group, in violation of the tax code for 501(c)(3) charities. Show More Summary

This report blows the cover of secretive conservative shop pushing right-wing legislation

An Atlanta, Georgia television station has made national news with its fantastic investigative reporting on the conservative "corporate bill mill," ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. The station's Brendan Keefe followed...Show More Summary

Right-wing ‘bill mill’ ALEC sics cops on reporter who discovers hotel meeting with Georgia lawmakers

last monthNews : The Raw Story

A spokesperson for the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) can be seen dispatching sheriff’s deputies in Savannah, Georgia to eject WXIA-TV reporter Brendan Keefe as he tried to cover a meeting the organization set up with state legislators. The station posted footage of...

ALEC Losing Clout, Legitimacy amid Ongoing Controversy and Tax Fraud

Amid an exodus of more than 100 corporations from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), Common Cause and the Center for Media and Democracy sent federal authorities new evidence last week, that ALEC is a corporate lobby masquerading...Show More Summary

Groups File IRS Complaint Alleging ALEC is a Lobbying Vehicle, Not a Charity

The Center for Media and Democracy ( CMD ) and Common Cause have filed an 18-page supplemental complaint to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service ( IRS ) which calls for a termination of the American Legislative Exchange Council ( ALEC )'s...Show More Summary

The Fine Young Federalists: Is SB 524 an attempt at indoctrination?

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

At least once a week, I find myself talking to someone who has absolutely no awareness of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) at all. Each occurrence of this phenomenon brings about the same feeling of utter disbelief in me. Show More Summary

ALEC Goes After Municipal Broadband Advocates

It hasn't been a good few months for ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, the organization that brings together (often conservative) state legislators and corporate interests to write model legislation. Several major corporations have been jumping ship as the organization has faced increasing criticism. What's the best way to......

ALEC Threatens To Sue Critics That Point Out It Helps Keep Broadband Uncompetitive

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you might have read, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been losing some major clients lately, including Google, T-Mobile and Microsoft. Those companies have been quietly distancing themselves from ALEC, after critics have illustrated its ties to legislative assaults on climate change science and meaningful pollution standards. Show More Summary

How Scott Walker's Watchdog Is Using ALEC Data To Defend His Economic Record

WisconsinWatchdog.org used a methodologically flawed report from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to whitewash Wisconsin's economic performance under Governor Scott Walker despite many analysts pointing to budget deficits...Show More Summary

ALEC: ‘We’re Not Climate Change Deniers!’

The American Legislative Exchange Council, commonly known by its acronym, ALEC, is sick of being called a climate change denial group. If you're scratching your head, we don't blame you. This is the same group that has said climate change...Show More Summary

'Hardball' Gives Platform to Rep. Clyburn to Blame Conservative-Leaning ALEC for South Carolina Police Shooting

Appearing on the Wednesday edition of Hardball, House Assistant Minority Leader Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) essentially blamed the conservative-leaning American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) for the, apparently unjustified shooting of South Carolina man Walter Scott by North Charleston police officer Michael Slager. Show More Summary

ALEC Climate Denial: Corporate Bill Mill Threatens Lawsuit for Saying So

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has threatened public interest group Common Cause with a lawsuit for pointing out what the public record has made clear: ALEC denies the scientific consensus on climate change. Show More Summary

ALEC Climate Change Denial: Attacks on Climate Regulations and Clean Energy Solutions

The American Legislative Exchange Council is trying to silence critics for exposing their history of climate change denial, according to the Washington Post. ALEC sent cease-and-desist letters to the League of Conservation Voters (LCV)...Show More Summary

ALEC: Global Warming Is Real, And We Think It’s FABULOUS

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

Good news, everyone! The American Legislative Exchange Council, everyone’s favorite corporate whore lobbying national legislative information-sharing group promoting free-market values, is officially not a nest of climate deniers. And...Show More Summary

Conservative Organization ALEC Threatens Legal Action Against Groups Accusing It of Denying Climate Change

Reacting to more than 100 companies that have reportedly left the organization because of what it sees as misleading information, conservative policy group, the American Legislative Exchange Council, has reportedly threatened legal action against several activist groups accusing it of denying climate change.

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