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
Submitted by Ronan Manly of Bullionstar Today the London Metal Exchange (LME) and the World Gold Council (WGC) jointly announced (here and here) the launch next year of standardised gold and silver spot and futures contracts which will...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
Ms. Quinn, the former New York City Council speaker, and Mr. Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s ex-campaign manager, were discussing the remarks on CNN when the exchange took a heated turn.
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
by Heidi Groover Lisa Herbold can listen to you yell all day, Ed. City of Seattle Yesterday, Ansel and I reported on a text exchange that shows one way Mayor Ed Murray leverages his position over the city council to get his way on homelessness policy. Show More Summary
UPDATE: The Charlotte City Council has now pulled consideration of this item from today’s meeting agenda, per the Raleigh News & Observer. ORIGINAL POST: Charlotte’s City Council, under pressure from the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, might reportedly consider a symbolic vote to repeal its nondiscrimination ordinance during Monday’s 5 PM meeting. 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
There were heated exchanges in the European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg Wednesday as European Council President Donald Tusk and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker set out to defend the controversial migrant deal brokered between the EU and Turkey.
Around a conference table inside the large Washington headquarters of the AFL-CIO, a furious exchange occurred between labor union presidents. It was late February and up for decision by the Executive Council was whether the country's...Show More Summary
Here is the exchange of correspondence with North Lanarkshire Council which led to my successful FoI appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner (SIC) who flatly rejected the Council's argument that my information requests were 'vexatious'. Show More Summary
The EU-Turkey migrant exchange plan has to be put into action as soon as possible, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced after a European Council meeting in Brussels.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will find it harder to advance its far-right agenda with fewer and fewer friends.
By Nick Surgey, originally published by the Center for Media and Democracy Ford Motor Company confirmed to the Center for Media and Democracy ( CMD ) that it is cutting ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council ( ALEC ), an...Show More Summary