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A Neoliberal Coup: The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

The following is a series of extracts from Mathieu Guerin’s chapter, “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wage Labour: The American Legislative Exchange Council and the Neoliberal Coup,” published in Good Intentions: Norms and Practices of Imperial Humanitarianism (Montreal: Alert Press, 2014), pp. Show More Summary

Why does Google support a conservative group that opposes net neutrality?

Over 50 groups have called for Google to sever its ties to the American Legislative Exchange Coucil.

Dominion Over Nature: Greenwashing Virginia Utility Is Member of Pro-Pollution Group ALEC

It's immoral what energy company Dominion Resources is doing through its support of the pro-pollution corporate bill mill and slush fund known as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). It's time for them to stop. The post Dominion Over Nature: Greenwashing Virginia Utility Is Member of Pro-Pollution Group ALEC appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Microsoft Boosts Green Credentials by Ending Affiliation with Controversial ALEC Lobby Group

Microsoft has ended its longstanding support of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative public-policy lobbying group that has championed the cause of the fossil fuel industry and hampered the development of green, renewable energies across the country. The move comes as Microsoft attempts to boost its green credentials, as clearly the winds of [...]

Microsoft Quits Anti-Renewables Lobbying Group

Microsoft has cut its ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an anti-renewables lobbying group, Electa Blog reports. The Sustainability Group, a socially responsible investment advocacy group, and portfolio management...Show More Summary

Exposing ALEC’s Corporate Sausage Factory in Dallas

We’d gathered at Eddie Deen’s Ranch to interrupt the American Legislative Exchange Council at dinner. I was wearing a pink cowboy hat, temporarily inducted into the CODEPINK Posse, an effort organized by the local branch of the well-known national rabble rousers for peace. Show More Summary

ALEC has “No Comment” on Free Markets Contradiction

The American Legislative Exchange Council doesn't like clean energy. And ALEC doesn't care about free markets. Like most of its operations, ALEC won't talk about these realities in an open way. I tried at ALEC's recent Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas, but ALEC staffer John Eick stood by his organization's reputation for secrecy and deflected my questions.

New Report Quantifies “Tax Cronyism”

The American Legislative Exchange Council recently released a report on the unseen costs of tax cronyism that offers for the first time a number figure on how much states give away in tax favoritism per year. The report finds that states...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: ALEC's Jefferson Project seeks an Article V constitutional convention

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Jessica Mason PR Watch writes ALEC's Jeffersonian Project Pushes to Amend the Constitution: The United States could be on the verge of calling its first constitutional convention since 1787, and the American Legislative Exchange Council,...Show More Summary

How ALEC Fronts for Fossil Fuels

Even as the Environmental Protection Agency finally attempts to limit carbon dioxide pollution from coal plants, it is meeting resistance at the state level, thanks to a secretive campaign by the American Legislative Exchange Council...Show More Summary

Coal and Oil Polluters Dominate ALEC Conference

By Nick Surgey of The Progressive Inc. and Connor Gibson of Greenpeace Who's pulling the strings at the secretive American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) conference in Dallas, Texas, this week? According to material obtained by...Show More Summary

Coal and Oil Polluters Dominate ALEC Conference

By Nick Surgey of The Progressive Inc. and Connor Gibson of Greenpeace Who's pulling the strings at the secretive American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) conference in Dallas, Texas, this week? According to material obtained by...Show More Summary

On Tillis's coattails: Jason Saine wins ALEC award

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

For the second time in three years, North Carolina has the dishonor of having one of its own legislators recognized as the ALEC legislator of the year. The American Legislative Exchange Council has named state Rep. Jason Saine its Lawmaker...Show More Summary

Documents: Cheniere Fuels ALEC’s New Push for Fracked Gas Exports

Today, legislative and lobbyist members of the American Legislative Exchange Council ( ALEC ) voted on model legislation promoting both exports of gas obtained via hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and vehicles powered by compressedShow More Summary

Code Pink Stage Mini-Protest at ALEC National Conference

This week the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a national organization made up of conservative state legislators from around the country, is holding its annual convention in Dallas, Texas. Some of these conferences haveShow More Summary

Utility Trade Group Funds ALEC Attack on Americans Using Solar

As the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) prepares to meet in Dallas this week, the Center for Media and Democracy has uncovered new evidence that Edison Electric Institute (EEI) -- the trade association for the U.S. utility...Show More Summary

Legislators, Corporations Gather For Secret Meeting Against Clean Energy And You’re Not Invited

It's time for the American Legislative Exchange Council's annual meeting. Good luck getting in on the action. The post Legislators, Corporations Gather For Secret Meeting Against Clean Energy And You’re Not Invited appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Arkansas rather opaque on tax cronyism practices

By Caleb Taylor | The Arkansas Project Arkansans who care about transparency in government received some bad news today. According to an American Legislative Exchange Council study on tax cronyism released today, Arkansas is one of the worst states in the nation when it comes to reporting exactly what special breaks the state’s tax code...

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 | Watchdog.org 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...

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