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Progressive Groups Merge in Effort to Counter ALEC in State Capitols

For more than 40 years the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council has pushed conservative ideas in state capitols – and on Wednesday two relatively young progressive organizations announced they are merging to try to push...Show More Summary

New leader, bolder direction for growing ALEC

By M.D. Kittle | MADISON, Wis. — The limited government movement has a new leader. The American Legislative Exchange Council has tapped Lisa B. Nelson to serve as chief executive officer of the nation’s largest nonpartisan organization of state legislators. Nelson, a former Visa Inc. executive and aide to Newt Gingrich, comes to ALEC...

Uber Partners With Ultra-Right Wing Corporate Lobby ALEC

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Slog tipper Collin Jergens forwards this email from the notoriously evil American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which is holding its annual convention in Dallas at the end of this month. "Uber partners with ALEC in Dallas," it reads. Show More Summary

The NRA Is a Spam Catcher: Target the Real Problem

And it’s name is ALEC, which is short for the American Legislative Exchange Council. With the spate of mass shootings, which shocks even this hardened observer, there is a lot of anger directed towards the National Rifle Association (NRA) and … Continue reading ?

The Inside Story on ALEC

I recently traveled to Missouri to attend my second American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) conference. As a state legislator from Wisconsin, I joined ALEC last year. That was the beginning of my journey into a parallel world. In the ALEC otherworld, the three branches of government are: 1. Show More Summary

South Carolina Sees The Light About Solar

Originally published on the ECOreport. The American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) hold on South Carolina is weakening. The controversial lobbying organization has been so firmly entrenched that there is a special provision for it in the state’s lobbying law. Show More Summary

Preemption Laws and Goldilocks

A recent opinion piece in Al Jazeera America (H/T Sam Bagenstos, @sbagen) calls attention to the ongoing lobbying efforts of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the National Restaurants Association to pursue state laws preempting local employment regulation. The...

Revealed: ALEC's 2014 Attacks on the Environment

An internal tracking document-- obtained from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) by the Center for Media and Democracy/the Progressive Inc. under Texas public records law -- reveals the scope of ALEC's anti-environmental...Show More Summary

ALEC Doesn’t Care About Free Markets: Explaining ALEC’s Shill Bills

Today in Kansas City, Missouri, the American Legislative Exchange Council is bringing your state legislators to a closed-door meeting with corporate lobbyists to ghostwrite "model" laws to bring to your state. As usual, ALEC’s latest...Show More Summary

Koch Brothers And ALEC Expand Fight On Clean Energy Users

The American Legislative Exchange Council is aligned with the Koch brothers in the current heated exchange -- how to make distributed solar power look bad. The post Koch Brothers And ALEC Expand Fight On Clean Energy Users appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Solar Panels Are the New Al Qaeda

Lead by the fossil-fuel lovin’ Koch boys, conservatives have launched a no-holds-barred war on renewable energy. …The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, a membership group for conservative state lawmakers, recently drafted model legislation that targeted net metering. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: A guide to the Koch-funded propaganda about rich states and poor states

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

At The Progressive, Mary Bottari provides A Reporter's Guide to the Koch-Funded Rich States, Poor States ALEC Report: The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is slated to roll out its annual "Rich States, Poor States" publication this week. Show More Summary

This Map Of The Most Competitive States In America Is A Joke

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) — an organization that pushes market reforms around the country — is out with its latest map of the most and least competitive states in America. The map is silly. Dynamic economies like...Show More Summary

The Republican 'Great White Hope:' Manipulating Election Laws

Across the land, Republican state legislators have shouted "voter fraud, voter fraud" to justify various schemes to restrict voting. Legislative actions, written by the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), are intended to hamper African-American and Latino voting. Show More Summary

Vermont expands solar net metering, gives finger to ALEC

The polluter-funded American Legislative Exchange Council has also failed to roll back solar programs in Utah, Washington, and Arizona.

ALEC: The New-and-Improved Political Corruption

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been described as a "shadowy group" of companies and politicians working behind closed doors to rewrite our laws, frequently to bolster corporate profits at any cost. Over the last...Show More Summary

ALEC Launches New Effort To Influence Local Government Policy

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization known for helping to advance corporate interests by crafting conservative legislation at the state level, has created a new initiative to expand its influence to cities, towns, and municipalities. The post ALEC Launches New Effort To Influence Local Government Policy appeared first on ThinkProgress.

How Virginia’s Speaker Just Saved Taxpayer Subsidies For Secretive Lobbying Groups Like ALEC

Virginia House Speaker William Howell (R), a former national chairman of the corporate American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), helped kill a bill to end state taxpayer subsidies to the group. The post How Virginia’s Speaker Just Saved Taxpayer Subsidies For Secretive Lobbying Groups Like ALEC appeared first on ThinkProgress.

ALEC's Fracking Chemical Disclosure Bill Moving Through Florida Legislature

The American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) model bill for disclosure of chemicals injected into the ground during the controversial hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") process is back for a sequel in the Sunshine State legislature.  ALEC's...Show More Summary

Valentine VIDEO: ALEC Is Duke Energy’s Corporate “Dating Service”

Over the last four years, Greenpeace has made a Valentine’s Day tradition of spoofing the influence peddling of corporate lobbyists and captured politicians. This year’s installment embodies the American Legislative Exchange Council,...Show More Summary

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