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AARP Among Groups Funding ALEC

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

ALEC's Dark Money Game

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

The Charade Continues: London Gold And Silver Markets Set For Even More Paper Trading

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

A shamed AARP withdraws from right-wing lobbying organization ALEC

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

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...

Did You Know That AARP Is A Paying Member Of ALEC?

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

Reformers target occupational licensure

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

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

Christine Quinn and Corey Lewandowski Bicker Over Trump’s Khan Remarks

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.

ALEC AND ELI LILLY: MUCH MORE THAN SCHOOL REFORM

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

O&G Industry Targeting the Last Vestige of Democracy: The Citizen Ballot Initiative

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

Colorado Preemptions of Local Government: The Need for the Colorado Community Rights Amendment

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

That Text to Sally Bagshaw Wasn't the First Time the Mayor Threatened to Stop All Encampment Sweeps

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

Charlotte City Council weighs repeal of its pro-LGBT ordinance in exchange for nothing, apparently

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

An Open Letter to Charles G. Koch

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

NC taxpayers footing the bill for trips to ALEC conference

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

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

Angry Scenes in Strasbourg as MEPs Slam EU-Turkey Migrant Deal

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.

Big Union Leaders Betray Sanders and Workers

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

North Lanarkshire Update

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

EU-Turkey Migrant Exchange Plan Must Be Implemented Quickly - Merkel

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.

Ford latest to walk away from ALEC

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will find it harder to advance its far-right agenda with fewer and fewer friends.

Ford Just Dumped ALEC, Latest Major Corporation to Dump American Legislative Exchange Council

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

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