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
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...
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
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 ?
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
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
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...
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
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
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. — State Rep. Chris Taylor has a love-hate relationship with the American Legislative Exchange Council. The Madison Democrat, of course, loathes the nonprofit advocate of limited government and free markets and what she sees as its controlling hand over Republican state lawmakers. But Taylor, as a member...
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.
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
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
The American Legislative Exchange Council today released their 7th annual Rich States, Poor States report, which ranks states in two metrics: historical performance based on economic indicators, and forecasted outlook based on policy variables. Show More Summary
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
Clean energy policies are under attack in Ohio, led in force by members of an organization that connects corporations including fossil fuel interests to legislators. But this connection, to the American Legislative Exchange Council,Show More Summary
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
The polluter-funded American Legislative Exchange Council has also failed to roll back solar programs in Utah, Washington, and Arizona.
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
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.