DeSmogBlog notes that the Bureau of Land Managemen’s recently-released rules governing fracking on federal lands ”will adopt the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) model bill written by ExxonMobil for fracking chemical fluid disclosure on U.S. Show More Summary
Good news, everyone! The Council for Higher Education Accreditation has finally granted the League university status. As of now, reading and commenting here earn you actual course credits, which you can save up and exchange for valuable...Show More Summary
"Shortly after the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) told the press 'we really believe in transparency,' new documents show the organization directing legislators to hide ALEC meeting agendas and model legislation from the public." Read more: http://bit.ly/16eApZd from CommonDreams.org Great image of the cycle of money, influence peddling, and state government bills.
Corporations are upping the ante in their attempt to take control of the political process. Under the guise of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC),...
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The push for paid sick days in various cities and states has won some crucial victories, the latest of which was in New York City. But “preemption bills,” laws orchestrated by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) that override any efforts to implement paid sick days, are also gaining speed, with the latest passed by [...]
South Dakota will now subsidize a hundred lawmakers’ memberships to the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative corporate front group, after a vote Tuesday by the Republican-controlled Legislature Executive Board. Lawmakers will also continue to receive perks like unlimited travel to out-of-state ALEC meetings. Show More Summary
Legislative efforts to silence animal advocacy groups are cropping up across the country. It should probably not be a surprise that the American Legislative Exchange Council appears to be responsible.
The Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times failed to connect the American Legislative Exchange Council model legislation to the current efforts to change the pension plans of Floridians. Ashley Lopez of the Florida Center for Investigative...Show More Summary
Real Clear Politics brings us this unexpected (but welcome) exchange between two Fox News anchors: MEGYN KELLY: What I'm saying is that when you ask -- for example, I had an interview with Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council...
A District board is moving full steam ahead with a controversial plan to require small businesses in the city to purchase their employee health insurance through a government exchange. The D.C. Health Benefit Exchange Authority voted unanimously Wednesday to move … Continue reading ?
Our guest blogger is Rachel Curley, an intern at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which has been described as a “collaboration between multinational corporations and conservative state legislators”, is waging a campaign against workers, especially those in minimum wage jobs with few to no benefits. The National [...]
A new report from the National Employment Law Project (NELP) shows that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is engaged in a widespread campaign to suppress the wages of already low-wage workers. ALEC has created model legislation that is designed to weaken or repeal state minimum wage laws, reduce minimum wages for young workers and tipped workers, [...]
This article was originally published on Climate Progress. By Tiffany Germain and Matt Kasper As the Heartland Institute and the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, continue to target states’ renewable energy standard (RES)...Show More Summary
By Tiffany Germain and Matt Kasper As the Heartland Institute and the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, continue to target states’ renewable energy standard (RES) with their model legislation — the Electricity Freedom Act — conservative lawmakers are using other unethical tactics to weaken or repeal standards. Currently, at least five states — Connecticut, [...]
Illinois is the next state on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)'s target list for putting the oil industry's interests ahead of the public interest.
Illinois is the next state on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)'s target list for putting the oil industry's interests ahead of the public interest. 98 percent funded by multinational corporations, ALEC is described by its critics as a " corporate bill mill " and a lobbyist-legislator dating service. Show More Summary
Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith is reporting that a “source familiar with the exchange” said National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling is the senior White House official who berated Bob Woodward for half an hour and then threatened him in an email over his... -
AT&T, Verizon and Centurylink, who are corporate sponsors of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), have declared war on the American public.