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
Message to media pundits: "It's the Corporatocracy, stupid!" Government has been coopted in service of the corporate bottom line, bought by the likes of the Koch brothers and the American Legislative Exchange Council which writes model laws to supplant democracy and overcome the common good. Show More Summary
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 organization that has drawn heavy criticism for promoting climate change denial...Show More Summary
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Vladimir Putin and the country's Security Council have discussed the work of the Baghdad information center, founded to exchange data and coordinate the fight against terrorism.
According to a statement published on the UN website, Ban Ki-moon and Oman's Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al-Said on Tuesday exchanged views on the best way to promote peace and stability in Yemen and on upcoming Syria's Donors Conference opening.
Some constitutional conservatives, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Rob Natelson for the American Legislative Exchange Council, have been promoting the idea of getting two-thirds of the states to call for an Article V convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Show More Summary
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is accepting a panel's recommendations that city elected officials should get raises in exchange for a ban on outside jobs. De Blasio sent a letter to City Council... To view the full story, click the title link.
This article first appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations site. In August 1790, George Washington visited Newport, Rhode Island. That visit occasioned a famous exchange of letters between Washington and the “Hebrew Congregations...Show More Summary