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Kate Sheppard

Democratic Congressman Wants Federal Investigation Into ALEC-Backed Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ranking member of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation wants the Department of Inte...

So-Called Right to Work Is Still Wrong for Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Lawmakers must resist the cheap corporate rhetoric pushed by ALEC and others that makes right-to-work seem like a solution. It isn't.

ALEC: The New-and-Improved Political Corruption

Barbara J. Easterling | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Barbara J. Easterling

Over the last 41 years, ALEC has worked tirelessly to tear down many of the programs and protections Americans, particularly seniors, have come to rely on, and only recently have many of their objectives come to light.

ALEC's Fracking Chemical Disclosure Bill Moving Through Florida Legislature

Steve Horn | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) model bill for disclosure of chemicals injected into the ground during the controversial hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") process is back for a sequel in the Sunshine State legislature.

ALEC's Half-Century Contract on the Boulder Highway, US 36

Anne Butterfield | Posted 03.31.2014 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

The long term contract is the fruit of a trend around the nation, decried by many, to invent "public private partnerships," also known as P3's, following a grand design crafted by former Colorado State Rep. Glenn Vaad, in the eagle nest of committee meetings he chaired with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Sam Stein

Latest Obamacare Horror Provision Was Championed By ALEC

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new catalyst for angst over President Barack Obama's health care law is a provision that allows states to recoup the cost of long-term...

Amanda Terkel

ALEC Drops Proposed Legislation Chipping Away At The 17th Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conservative American Legislative Exchange Council has chosen not to endorse proposed legislation that would chip away at the curren...

What Would MLK Be Marching for Today?

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

King began his activism as a crusader against racial segregation, but he soon recognized that his battle was part of a much broader fight for a more humane society.

2014: The End Game in Telecommunications: The Perfect, Man-Made Storm

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

"Since deregulation, landline costs skyrocket. The monthly cost of measured AT&T phone service (in California) has soared more than 260% since 2008." ...

ALEC Wants Your Legislator's Loyalty -- And You Get to Foot the Bill

Dan Montgomery | Posted 03.11.2014 | Chicago
Dan Montgomery

The Guardian uncovered an internal ALEC document that proposed a "loyalty oath" that ALEC state chairs must take that states: "I will act with care and loyalty and put the interests of the organization first." That's right. They aren't supposed to put the interests of the taxpayers who elected them first.

Is Carbon Pricing a Diversion From the Real Story?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

One of the more solid tenets of Big Oil dogma has always been that carbon pricing, whether a straightforward tax or a market-based cap-and-trade system, is terrible and conservatives must stand in unison against it.

Climate Change This Week: Sudden Surprises, Cheap Wind, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Gradual Climate Shifts Could Have Sudden Impacts says the US National Research Council, reports Brian Kahn at Climate Central. Abrupt shifts in the c...

Illinois Democrats Wage Class War

Carl Gibson | Posted 02.10.2014 | Chicago
Carl Gibson

Try and name one difference between the policies of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel that isn't of importance to evangelicals -- I'll wait.

Stink Tanks: Historical Records Reveal State Policy Network Was Created by ALEC

Steve Horn | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

ALEC is currently under fire for potentially abusing its 501(c)(3) non-profit IRS charity tax status, acting as a shadow lobbying apparatus and "corporate bill mill" throughout its 40 years of existence.

Why I'm Breaking up With Google

Stephen Hren | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Stephen Hren

Rather than allow myself to be further abused by what seemed like such a nice corporate entity -- it continuously spouted its "Don't Be Evil" motto repeatedly to me even as it's cheated on me again and again -- I'm breaking up with Google

Big Corporations Abandoning Conservative Group That Pushes Changes in State Laws

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

It's amazing how a little sunlight will change the behavior of some of the biggest names in corporate America -- sunlight here meaning greater transparency and accountability.

For-profit College Group, Linked to ALEC, Keeps Working to Harm Students and Taxpayers

David_Halperin | Posted 02.08.2014 | College
David_Halperin

It's a busy time for APSCU, the trade association of America's for-profit colleges. The group spends its time trying to block reasonable measures to hold the worst actors in its industry responsible for their systematic abuses of students and taxpayers.

ALEC Demands Lawmakers Pledge Allegiance - to ALEC

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Voters have a right to know where the allegiance of their lawmakers' lies. They should be asking if their elected representatives have sworn to serve ALEC first. And if so, those should be the first to go.

'Green News Report' - December 5, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Amanda Terkel

Ted Cruz To ALEC: 'Stand Your Ground' Against Dick Durbin

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday strongly defended the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, telling attendees of the g...

Kate Sheppard

What Do Chevron And ALEC Have Against The Lesser Prairie Chicken?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The American Legislative Exchange Council and Chevron are teaming up to spread awareness of what they say is a serious threat to energ...

Leaked Documents: IRS Concerns, Funding Crisis at Corporate Lobbying Group ALEC

Steve Horn | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Steve Horn

ALEC's budget hole from the exodus of corporate members has inspired a campaign to win corporate members back to the exclusive club, calling it the biblically-inspired "Prodigal Son Project."

Recognize, Reward and Reduce McJobs This Thanksgiving

Raj Patel | Posted 01.27.2014 | Food
Raj Patel

This Thanksgiving, after recognizing the work, and acting to reward it, it'll be time to start talking about what 'reducing' McJobs might look like. A living wage? The end of Big Food?

Fracking Lobby's Tax Forms: Big Bucks to Media Outlets, "Other ALECs"

Steve Horn | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) -- the public relations arm of the oil and gas fracking industry -- has released its 2012 Internal Revenue Services (IRS) 990 form, and it's rich with eye-opening revelations.

Corporate America: 'Have You No Sense of Decency?'

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Today the Teamsters and American workers face a moment of reckoning. The time has come where people must stand up and say enough is enough to companies that seek to take advantage of employees and taxpayers.