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

3 days agoNews : 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 weeks 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

last monthIndustries / 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

QUICK NEWS, April 13: THE NEW DEBATE WHEN DENIAL ENDS; NEW ENERGY NEEDS A NEW GRID; BROADWIND AND BUILDING WIND

THE NEW DEBATE WHEN DENIAL ENDS What will happen after people stop ignoring the evidence on climate change Chris Mooney, April 7, 2015 (Washigton Post) “…[T]he conservative-leaning American Legislative Exchange Council is stressing…[it...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

New York has worst economic outlook in U.S.: report

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative-leaning think tank, blames the state’s high taxes.

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

When climate-change deniers deny that they’re deniers ….

The climate of the climate-change debate is changing swiftly. The most dramatic example of that shift comes from the American Legislative Exchange Council, the right-wing, corporate-sponsored warehouse that ships pre-packaged conservative ideology to state legislatures around...

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

2 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.

ALEC Doesn’t Want To Be Known As A ‘Climate Denier’ Organization Anymore, And It’s Willing To Sue

The American Legislative Exchange Council is threatening to sue two activist groups for implying the group denies climate change. The post ALEC Doesn’t Want To Be Known As A ‘Climate Denier’ Organization Anymore, And It’s Willing To Sue appeared first on ThinkProgress.

American Legislative Exchange Council Threatens Lawsuit Against Critics Who Point Out ALEC's Climate Denial

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. As first...Show More Summary

Pressure Builds on Holdouts as More Companies Ditch ALEC

SourceWatch lists a total of over 100 companies and nonprofits that have now withdrawn from the American Legislative Exchange Council, commonly known as ALEC. As more companies break ties with the organization, pressure builds on holdouts like Exxon-Mobil and Peabody Energy to reconsider their positions.

BP Says ‘Bye-Bye’ to Conservative Group ALEC

Oil and gas giant BP is the latest company to leave the American Legislative Exchange Council, the conservative group better known as ALEC.

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