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March 30, 2015

The ALEC-Backed War on Local Democracy

Corporate interests that spend hundreds of millions a year on state and federal lobbying have grown accustomed to getting what they want at the federal and state levels, but it is much harder to assert corporate control over America's 22,553 municipal and county governments.

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GOP Mayor Of Indianapolis Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT Community

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Supreme Court Rejects Obamacare 'Death Panel' Challenge

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The ALEC-Backed War On Local Democracy

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College Presidents Condemn Indiana's New 'Religious Freedom' Law

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University President Bans School-Funded Travel To Indiana Over Anti-Gay Law

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George Pataki Says He Is Definitely Probably Running For President

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