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ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate-funded lobby that designs legislation to serve the needs of the corporate sector and extreme wealth.


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They also want records of Exxon's association with organizations such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and The Heartland Institute, which have a history of climate skepticism and pushback against climate regulations. Healey said at a news conference on Friday that she expects ...
... Conference of State Legislatures to the liberal State Innovation Network and the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council. Wisconsin ethics laws generally prohibit legislators from accepting valuable gifts but do allow them to accept travel expenses to go to conferences about official business.

Go somewhere with low tax burdens, light regulation, and limited government, young man. Grow up with your country in a red state. That's the conclusion of the annual “Rich States, Poor States” report from the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, set to be released Tuesday. Nine of the ten ...
... for by the conservative GOPAC Education Fund, one of a range of groups that help pay for educational conferences for state lawmakers, from the nonpartisan National Conference of State Legislatures to the liberal State Innovation Network and the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council.
American Legislative Exchange Council issued the following announcement on April 11. After every school shooting tragedy, the same gun debates rage in America, pitting gun control advocates against Second Amendment supporters. But this frequently-heated debate unfortunately overshadows ...
American Legislative Exchange Council issued the following announcement on April 5. In his final state of the state address, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy sidestepped the majority of the fiscal and economic issues plaguing the state in favor of paying lip service to federal progressive policy planks.

Groups such as the Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force and American Legislative Exchange Council have been working for years to get the required 34 state legislatures to adopt resolutions calling for a constitutional convention — the first since 1787 — to consider a balanced-budget amendment.
Griffith, the public high school teacher, railed against conservative groups like American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform due to their perceived influence on state legislators. “We're going to campaign for and contribute against them,” he said, referring ...
The Idaho Medical Association is happy that new laws expand funding of Graduate Medical Education and physician student loan repayment, restore dental care to Medicaid recipients and start two new behavioral health crisis centers. (Altogether, 10 IMA-supported bills became law, and five were defeated ...
The right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a secretive pro-corporate cabal of lobbyists, lawmakers and honchos, lauded Trump's trashing of the state and local tax deduction, the report said. It claimed taxpayers in lower-income states subsidize those in high-income ones. Gov. Andrew ...
This week, the Louisiana House of Representatives introduced new legislation aimed at criminalizing the activities of groups protesting the extraction, burning, and transport of oil and gas. The bill is similar to a model created by the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council. Indeed, in the wake of ...
Justin Danhof, general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy Research, says he is attempting to rob liberal activists of a platform for espousing what he says are anti-business efforts to silence organizations like the American Legislative Exchange Council (known as ALEC), the U.S. Chamber of ...
Connecticut's retirement healthcare fund for state employees is short $36 billion, which amounts to more than $10,000 per person in the state, according to a new study by the American Legislative Exchange Council. Connecticut's other post-employment benefits [OPEB] trust fund is only 1 percent funded, ...
Duke Energy Corp. no longer discusses its connection to the controversial American Legislative Exchange Council. But at least two top political operatives — including N.C. Governmental Affairs Director Susan Vick — are members, according to a recently uncovered ALEC meeting attendee list.
The former Arizona state senator was the only other person on stage last July when President Donald Trump's billionaire education secretary addressed the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)—the powerful Koch brothers–funded “corporate bill mill” that advances right-wing legislation in the ...
This is a vision popular among Mississippi Republicans, thanks in part to advocacy by the American Legislative Exchange Council, which provides model legislation supported by conservative and business interests. A total of 45 Republicans sponsored House Concurrent Resolution 56 , and the only ...
This is a vision popular among Mississippi Republicans, thanks in part to advocacy by the American Legislative Exchange Council, which provides model legislation supported by conservative and business interests. A total of 45 Republicans sponsored House Concurrent Resolution 56 , and the only ...

Missouri Senate Bill 19, which banned requiring union dues, is almost identical to a policy model available on the website of the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC's private enterprise board lists executives working at UPS, Koch Industries, Pfizer Inc., AT&T and other corporations. That's not ...
You are my state senator, and I understand you are a member of ALEC — the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC is a national organization where legislators meet in secret with corporate lobbyists and others to hash out legislation behind closed doors, not open to the press or the public.
Sinclair said she brought home the idea for the bill from her work on a task force with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a nonprofit organization of conservative lawmakers and private sector representatives. In urging its passage Feb. 28, Sinclair said, “We see college campuses, regent boards, ...
... hosted by Penn College Republicans and Pennsylvania Young Republicans, and included panelists former White House Counsel Jim Schultz, Congressperson Brian Fitzpatrick, Criminal Justice Task Force Director at the American Legislative Exchange Council Ronald Lampard, and Pennsylvania state ...
Senators also passed bills regarding access to police body camera video, tracking of assets seized by law enforcement, compensation for wrongful convictions, retail electric rates and self-serve beer taps. Modeled on American Legislative Exchange Council policy, the asbestos bill aims to reduce payouts ...
Americans from every corner of the nation are descending on Washington, D.C., for the March For Our Lives to advocate reforming the nation's gun laws in the wake of the shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida. The protestors face a powerful, entrenched and well-funded Washington special interest in the ...
He is pushing a bill that is backed by the American Legislative Exchange Council, you know, that corporation-funded group that writes proposed laws that are designed to help really big corporations and screw people like you. What Gooch's bill does is it says that if you have one of these solar power ...
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the corporate bill mill that brings state legislators and lobbyists behind closed doors to promulgate bills on a wide array of topics received $315,000 from Donors Trust in 2016. Donors Trust's 2016 list of grants shows that ALEC's sister group the State ...
“For example, the Company's membership in groups such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) should be applauded and endorsed by shareholders,” the center writes in support of its proposal. “ALEC advances initiatives that are designed to unburden corporations such as Duke Energy, ...
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a big-business think-tank that authors "model legislation" at the local, state and national level that benefits corporations at the expense of everyday people; their greatest hits make for scary reading -- you can thank ALEC for ag-gag laws, ...
The cash flows to what some scholars call a "troika" of organizations: the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the State Policy Network (SPN) and the Koch's Americans for Prosperity. ALEC writes model bills for state legislators, SPN think tanks provide intellectual cover and legal briefs and ...
... North Carolina, and North Dakota would have allowed drivers to hit protesters with cars without criminal repercussions. Corporations like Energy Transfer Partners — the company behind the Dakota Access pipeline — and industry groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council are encouraging ...
Roy Sjoberg of Hudson said the exchange is a "sinister organization" that will focus on privatization of government services. American City County Exchange is associated with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative organization that Sjoberg said is used to promote corporate interest.
The names of hundreds of members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (“ALEC”), details of which are closely guarded by the group, are revealed in a document obtained by Documented through a public records request. The list, made available below, includes hundreds of elected officials, ...
Fenced storage facilities were in the original bill, which closely mirrored the language of a model bill posted to the website of the American Legislative Exchange Council, an industry lobby supported in part by oil, gas, and other infrastructure businesses. The language including irrigation dams was added ...
She went on to launch a campaign with the help of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, for lawmakers in other states to duplicate her campus free speech efforts. “Senator Vukmir is a champion of free speech issues,” reads a press release from ALEC, which awarded Vukmir its “Iron Lady ...
Rather, the state senators and representatives who voted to approve this theft of power from local governments, as well as the governor who signed the law, were following a directive from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the organization that represents, among other special interests, ...
Proponents of a bill to waive professional or occupational license fees for new workers call it a jobs-creation measure, while opponents Friday contended that the legislation — drafted by the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council — is intended to cripple state regulatory agencies by ...
Wick was also an ardent supporter of the American Legislative Exchange Council, which holds national meetings for state lawmakers. Critics say ALEC is a conservative, pro-business group that promotes model legislation to weaken regulations and worker rights. But Wick argued that the group helped ...
It's a favorite strategy of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Ultimately, Amazon and other business lobbyists failed to change Senn's bill. After some back and forth, the final version of the bill does not include preemption language. Amazon and its lobbyists did not respond to requests for ...
That fact was a driving force for many lawmakers as they enacted the tax cuts that helped spur private sector growth and increase Kansas' economic outlook ranking from a low of 27 to a high of 11, according to the the 501(c)(3) nonprofit American Legislative Exchange Council's annual report, “Rich States, ...
A report published in 2016 by the American Legislative Exchange Council determined the average assumed rate of return among some 280 state-level public-employee pension funds is 7.37 percent, and under Christie, a Republican who stressed fiscal reform, the state pension system's assumed rate of ...
... and think tanks like The Heartland Institute, U.S Chamber of Commerce, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC, which submits ready to enact anti-union and anti-environment legislation to state legislatures), Americans for Prosperity, American Enterprise Institute, Cato Institute, and many others.
Entities like the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (John Arnold made billions at Enron), the American Legislative Exchange Council and their allies are engaged in a multifaceted, multistate campaign to gut traditional pensions like Calpers. This relentless ...
She previously was manager of public affairs and digital strategy at the American Legislative Exchange Council. -- TRUMP ALUMNI: Former Trump campaign operatives Healy Baumgardner and Tana Goertz have launched the consulting firm U.S. China Exchange Group. WELCOME TO THE WORLD ...
The bills proposed by Wyoming, Iowa and Ohio are essentially boilerplate legislation written by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a corporate-funded group that advocates for “limited government, free markets and federalism.” ALEC, supported by corporate donations, brings together big ...
Do you know about ALEC? No, not Alexa, the sweet little invention with the blue eye that answers questions and plays good music all day and all night. There's nothing sweet or good about ALEC, the secretive American Legislative Exchange Council that — even though we don't know it — is... We are ...
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker delivered his third State of the State address, highlighting the states' successes and challenges over the past three years and his administration's plans to tackle future challenges. The governor's address reflected the bipartisan nature of his administration, embracing ...
In her recent State of the State Address, Governor Kate Brown kicked off Oregon's short 35-day legislative session with a litany of policy proposals, all in her plan to expand economic opportunity by funneling more money into technical education and workforce development. Governor Brown recognized ...
The roots of Proposition 305 can be traced to the Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). In April 2017, the Arizona legislature narrowly passed SB 1431, geared to expanding the state's small educational savings account (ESA) program to all 1.1 million school children over time.
On Thursday, the watchdog group Documented published a list of hundreds of corporations, politicians, and front groups that attended a conference given by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) last July. ALEC is a right wing lobbying group that works with conservative state lawmakers and ...
Nathan Wadsworth, R-Hiram, the Maine state co-chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, an organization funded by corporations and conservative donors that allows businesses to write legislation and give it to state lawmakers to introduce at home. Each borrows much of its wording ...
On Tuesday, they filed a ridiculous constitutional amendment that calls for doing away with the Kentucky House and Senate, and turning all power over to the American Legislative Exchange Council, the Koch Brothers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. I have never ...


 

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