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Shell Leaves ALEC, Is Still Terrible

Earlier this month, Royal Dutch Shell announced it would allow its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, to expire. ALEC is a major force behind the scenes in the effort to stall official policies that would combat climate change. Show More Summary

Scott Walker Wins Koch Summit Poll, Now Awaits $900 Million From Right-Wing Plutocrat Network

A private political party makes a choice and says it's a new civil rights movement. The Koch brothers and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) held their annual summits in California this year. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker...Show More Summary

ALEC's American Beauty Rose

I assume most PA readers are reasonably familiar with the American Legislative Exchange Council, an extremely successful conservative group (with heavy support from people like the Koch Brothers) that is...

Shell Oil will drop its membership in ALEC, citing differences over climate change

Shell Oil will not renew its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council, citing differences with the controversial corporate lobbying group over the issue of climate change. "ALEC advocates for specific economic growth initiatives,...Show More Summary

The Real ALEC Promo Video

The newest video from AFSCME takes a closer look at the latest promotional video from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the shadowy, extremist organization behind much of the anti-worker agenda in the states. It seems that the video left some information out, but AFSCME quickly responded and helped out by including the missing info. Show More Summary

These Polluting Companies Are Sponsoring ALEC In San Diego

-- By Nick Surgey of The Center for Media and Democracy and Connor Gibson of Greenpeace At the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 2015 annual meeting in San Diego, California, dirty energy companies and their supporters--including...Show More Summary

ALEC's Scary Corporate Agenda: 7 of Its Most Anti-Democratic and Science-Denying Ideas

ALEC's annual gathering revealed how right-wingers will push dangerous legislation across the country. Starting Wednesday this week, the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council, or "ALEC," will bring together hundreds of corporate lobbyists with state and local politicians at a posh hotel in San Diego for the group's annual meeting. Show More Summary

ALEC Confidential: Inside The Secretive Group's Annual Conference

last monthNews : Huffington Post

      This story originally appeared in Capital & Main.  Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main. The 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) got underway in earnest Wednesday at San Diego’s Manchester Grand Hyatt resort hotel. Show More Summary

Gutting renewable energy still on ALEC's menu

last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

NC's budget will simply have to wait: Nine Republican House members, including Speaker Tim Moore, and Sen. Bob Rucho, R-Mecklenburg, are attending the annual conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council in San Diego, which...Show More Summary

ALEC's Annual Meeting Kicks Off In The Second Biggest Solar City In America

The American Legislative Exchange Council, more popularly known as the corporate bill mill ALEC, is holding its annual meeting this week in San Diego, which is second only to Los Angeles in terms of US cities with the most installedShow More Summary

Walker: Doing the Business of His Corporate Masters

With his presidential announcement barely one week behind him, one of Scott Walker's first major speeches will be on Thursday in San Diego at the annual meeting of American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a far-right corporate front...Show More Summary

Five Times Local Media Exposed ALEC's Secretive Agenda

On July 22, the American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) annual meeting will once again see corporations and state lawmakers gather to discuss and vote on model legislation meant for introduction in state legislatures across the country. Show More Summary

California Is a 'No ALEC Zone'

The most powerful, well-funded corporate special interest front group in America is coming to California this month. The mission of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is simple: shower the 1% with special privileges and advantages at the expense of everyone else. ALEC's agenda is an affront to progress. It’s an affront to basic rights. It’s an affront to democracy.

Hot Topics at ALEC's 2015 Meeting This Week in San Diego

Co-authored with Brendan Fischer This week, the American Legislative Exchange Council, or "ALEC," will bring together hundreds of corporate lobbyists with state and local politicians at a posh hotel in San Diego for the group's annual...Show More Summary

U.N. Security Council Votes Unanimously In Favor Of Iran Deal

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Under the terms of the deal, the toughest sanctions put in the place against Iran by the world body would be dismantled in exchange for restrictions on some of the country's nuclear activities.

The Information Content of the ALEC-Laffer-Moore-Williams Economic Outlook Ranking

An Econometric Assessment of the World according to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) For eight years, the American Legislative Exchange Council has been producing a ranking that purports to measure the competitiveness of individual states. From ALEC, Rich States, Poor States, 2015: The Economic Outlook Ranking is a forecast based on a state’s current […]

Midday open thread: Shared solar soars; Sanders' socialism as provocation; Mud Day in Michigan

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by Ruben Bolling is Judge Scalia channels the framers: Four ways the American Legislative Exchange Council is trying to ruin your state this year: From minimum wage increases to affordable housing policies to bans on hydraulic fracturing, some of the biggest progressive policy gains in recent years have happened at the local level. Show More Summary

Watch an activist go on bizarre 2-minute rant at GOP candidate who calls her 'radical Islam's best friend'

Presidential candidate and US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) had an awkward exchange Wednesday while discussing foreign policy at the Atlantic Council think tank. When Graham took questions from the audience, a co-founder ofShow More Summary

Anaheim Votes to Take Disneyland's Billion-Dollar Deal

2 months agoTravel / Family : The Blog Flume

By Robert Niles: The Anaheim City Council last night (actually, early this morning) vote to give Disneyland what it wanted and to extend a city ban on Disneyland ticket taxes for another 30 years. In exchange, the Disneyland Resort committed...Show More Summary

Erick Erickson Defends ALEC, Attacks 11Alive For Investigating Secretive Group

Following an investigation by Atlanta's 11Alive into the inner workings of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) -- the secretive organization that brings together corporate lobbyists and state legislators to draft model legislation...Show More Summary

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