The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, had its 44th annual conference in Denver last week, and just as she’s done since 2013, Wisconsin Democratic state representative Chris Taylor, one of only a handful of Democratic lawmakers among the conference’s 1,600 attendees, was there to get a sneak peek at the legislation that will cross [...]Show More Summary
The American Legislative Exchange Council is the most influential "conservative" business interest group in America. They write "model legislation" that is then distributed to various hard-right state legislators, who reliably cross out the ALEC logos and present the legislation in their own names. Show More Summary
Opponents of the Suniva-SolarWorld trade case have a new, and perhaps surprising, set of allies: conservative policy groups. The Heritage Foundation and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have come out against the recent...Show More Summary
By David Daley / AlterNet “Model legislation” drafted by the American Legislative Exchange Counsel would empower gerrymandered legislatures to choose senators for us.
Teachers, parents and business leaders are rising up to resist DeVos and ALEC's extreme agenda. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ speech to the American Legislative Exchange Council met with protests before she’d even arrived in Denver. Show More Summary
The Denver Post reports: Hundreds of people gathered at the Colorado statehouse Wednesday morning in protest of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her Denver speech Thursday at the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council. Show More Summary
The American Legislative Exchange Council released their “Rich States, Poor States” report last week and shocker—mostly Democratic-run states are...
The first post-presidential American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) meeting this week in Washington, DC made clear that starry-eyed conservative state legislators had visions of more power dancing in their heads. Corporations were...Show More Summary
Washington, D.C-- Newt Gingrich was the closing speaker for the American Legislative Exchange Council’s three-day States and Nation Policy Summit...
Colorado Initiative 71 is brought to the state by an alliance of corporate lobbies led by Oil and Gas, and their political friends in high places. It reflects the vision of the Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)...Show More Summary
AARP, the non-profit seniors organization that exists to promote the financial security, pensions and healthcare of those over 50, is secretly funding the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an organization whose bills have acted against the interests of ordinary Americans, including retirees and their families. Show More Summary
I walked into my sixth American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) conference over a week ago as one of two familiar Wisconsin myths was being told by the queen of ALEC, state Senator Leah Vukmir. It wasn't the one Governor Walker continues...Show More Summary
AARP, the retirees organization, responded Thursday to a torrent of protests from members and advocacy groups by announcing that it would drop its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council, the right-wing organization known as ALEC. In a notice posted on AARP’s Facebook page, AARP...
Here is a real shocker. AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) has been a paying member of the notorious right-wing, Koch-tied lobbying organization American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) since at least 2014. Yes,...Show More Summary
Alden Abbott reports at Truth on the Market on legislative initiatives to curb occupational licensure, which often works to limit competition and consumer choice. At the state level, the American Legislative Exchange Council has developed...Show More Summary
By Doug Martin When the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) arrives at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis at the end of this month for its annual conference, speakers will include Governor Mike Pence (who headlined ALEC’s 2013 event ), Indiana’s U.S. Show More Summary
Industry has followed the lead of the American Legislative Exchange Council by seeking to place citizen ballot initiatives out of reach for all but the wealthy. ALEC advocates making it harder to qualify referendum language, and requiring supermajorities to pass an initiative. Heavily promoted by Gov. Show More Summary
In Colorado as in other states, it has been observed that very often "Corporations write laws, legislators enact them, and the courts enforce them." Since the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) began writing state preemption...Show More Summary
Here's my open letter to Charles Koch, the CEO of Koch Industries. If you want to personally encourage him to stop supporting the climate-denying American Legislative Exchange Council, click here! Dear Mr. Koch, Recently, at a Wall Street...Show More Summary
A variation on, "Go out and break me off a switch from that tree so I can beat you with it." Five Republican leaders plan to seek reimbursements for attending the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, conference last week. The...Show More Summary