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Treasurer Dale Folwell giddy over ALEC endorsement

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Birds of a feather screw over state employees together: A recent American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) report named North Carolina’s retirement plans among the top four state-administered public pension plans for the year in terms of transparency. Show More Summary

Group behind voter ID, stand your ground, ag-gag, private prison, anti-muni-wifi, and killing Obamacare now planning rules for jailing pipeline protesters

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The American Legislative Exchange Council is a big-business-backed think tank whose funders run the gamut from oil companies to Tesla motors; they specialize in drafting insane, racist, voter-suppressing laws and getting them enacted at the state level, primarily by Republican state governments. (more…)

Tuesday News: ALEC's new poster boy

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

NC REP JASON SAINE AWARDED ALEC'S TOP CORPORATE SELLOUT PRIZE: State Rep. Jason Saine, a Republican from Lincolnton, will be the next chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC is a conservative group backed by corporations that proposes model legislation for state legislators to introduce. Show More Summary

ALEC, Corporate-Funded Bill Mill, Considers Model State Bill Cracking Down on Pipeline Protesters

At its recent States & Nation Policy Summit, the American Legislative Exchange Council ( ALEC ), a group that connects state legislators with corporations and creates templates for state legislation, voted on a model bill calling for the crack down and potential criminalization of those protesting U.S. Show More Summary

Advocates Alarmed By Powerful Conservative Group's Attention To Voting

Facing pressure, the American Legislative Exchange Council disbanded a task force focused on elections in 2012. Now it seems to be taking a renewed interest.

Former Head of Energy, Environment at ALEC, Todd Wynn, Hired by Trump Interior Department

Todd Wynn, former Director of the American Legislative Exchange Council ( ALEC )'s Energy Environmental and Agriculture Task Force, was recently hired by President Donald Trump to work as a senior-ranking official in the U.S. Department...Show More Summary

Jeanne Allen: Reactionary Right-Wing Extremist

Allen: On board with ALEC It’s general knowledge that Center for Education Reform (CER), and its CEO Jeanne Allen, are extremely right-wing. Sourcewatch documents their connection with American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Allen:...Show More Summary

A Democratic Lawmaker Went Inside ALEC And Heard A Lot About Changing The Constitution

The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, had its 44th annual conference in Denver last week, and just as she’s done since 2013, Wisconsin Democratic state representative Chris Taylor, one of only a handful of Democratic lawmakers among the conference’s 1,600 attendees, was there to get a sneak peek at the legislation that will cross [...]Show More Summary

Get ready: ALEC plans to bring their brand of legislation-by-lobbyist to your own city council

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The American Legislative Exchange Council is the most influential "conservative" business interest group in America. They write "model legislation" that is then distributed to various hard-right state legislators, who reliably cross out the ALEC logos and present the legislation in their own names. Show More Summary

Conservative Groups Come Out Against the Suniva, SolarWorld Trade Case

Opponents of the Suniva-SolarWorld trade case have a new, and perhaps surprising, set of allies: conservative policy groups. The Heritage Foundation and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have come out against the recent...Show More Summary

Deeply Unpopular, DeVos and ALEC in Lockstep in Trying to Destroy Public Education

Teachers, parents and business leaders are rising up to resist DeVos and ALEC's extreme agenda. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ speech to the American Legislative Exchange Council met with protests before she’d even arrived in Denver. Show More Summary

ALEC: Mostly Democratic-run States Are A Total Disaster, Have The Worst Economies

The American Legislative Exchange Council released their “Rich States, Poor States” report last week and shocker—mostly Democratic-run states are...

A Trump Nation in an ALEC land

The first post-presidential American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) meeting this week in Washington, DC made clear that starry-eyed conservative state legislators had visions of more power dancing in their heads. Corporations were...Show More Summary

Newt Gingrich: One Thing You Should Expect With Trumpism Is Fixing Systems That Are Broken And Stupid

Washington, D.C-- Newt Gingrich was the closing speaker for the American Legislative Exchange Council’s three-day States and Nation Policy Summit...

Colorado Initiative 71 Promoted On False Pretenses: A Trojan Horse for Corporate Power Grab

Colorado Initiative 71 is brought to the state by an alliance of corporate lobbies led by Oil and Gas, and their political friends in high places. It reflects the vision of the Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)...Show More Summary

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

A shamed AARP withdraws from right-wing lobbying organization ALEC

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 years 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

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