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American Legislative Exchange Council

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.

Gerrymandering, ALEC and the Red Tide That Is Stealing Your Vote

Lisa Longo | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

How many times a day do you catch yourself thinking, "What the hell is happening here?" We have gone from the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Br...

ALEC's Fracking Chemical Disclosure Bill Moving Through Florida Legislature

Steve Horn | Posted 02.20.2014 | 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.

Protesters Demand Google Stop Funding Climate Change Deniers

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- Several dozen people gathered at Google’s headquarters on Tuesday to protest the company's membership in the American Legislative E...

Can the Christie Bridge Scandal Damage Democracy?

Brian Ross | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Brian Ross

With Chris Christie's ongoing Bridgegate "scandal," U.S. democracy might be joining the New Jersey governor's political future, going the way of the Dodo bird as well.

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...

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 Claims To Control 100 Percent Of Iowa And South Dakota's State Legislatures

Eric Zuesse | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

The far-right American Legislative Exchange Council claims that every member of the state legislature in two states is a member of their organization....

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.

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.

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.

Obamacare

Robert Zevin | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Robert Zevin

America spends more on health care than any other country in the world, despite our uniquely non-socialized system, yet our health outcomes are at or below the bottom of the range for developed countries. Why?

'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...

Conservative Policy Group's Horrific Anti-Gay Policy Memo

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

More than two decades ago, the conservative public policy group American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released anti-gay propaganda decrying the...

5 Presidential Contenders, 1 Conspiracy Theory at ALEC Summit

Brad Johnson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Brad Johnson

The five announced speakers at the annual conference of the lobbying group all reject the science of climate change, arguing that scientists are part of a conspiracy to attack the use of fossil fuels.

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...

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.

The Campaign Against Net Metering: ALEC and Utility Interests' Next Attack on Clean Energy Surfaces in Arizona

Gabe Elsner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

On Thursday, the Arizona Corporate Commission (ACC), the state entity responsible for regulating utilities, voted to charge ratepayers a monthly fee of 70 cents per kilowatt of solar energy installed on their roof.

Amanda Terkel

ALEC Weighs Bill That Would Erode 17th Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conservative American Legislative Exchange Council is wading back into election issues, as it considers supporting a bill that would...