Two TN. Dem Lawmakers Resign ALEC Membership

From Knox News article found here… “Reps. Joe Armstrong, D-Knoxville, and David Shepard, D-Dickson, have a different view of ALEC. Both said they joined ALEC at the urging of Rep. Curry Todd, R-Collierville, the ALEC state chairman, and other Republican legislators in Tennessee who they respect — including McDaniel. But the more they learned about ALEC, they […]

For-Profit College Scams Involve Many ALEC Corporate Members

This is a difficult story to post.  Noted writer David Halperin has penned a number of articles detailing how many for-profit colleges are nothing more than taxpayer defrauding scams. Here are some blurbs from these articles so that you may read up on this despicable subject.  The article titles, which are in blue, are the […]

Koch-funded climate change skeptic reverses course

From the ICJ project Article linked to from LA Times By Neela Banerjee A key initiative of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been denying that global warming exists, that any atmospheric or climate change is “cyclic” and not man-made.  As they have argued this position, they have assisted large oil, gas and manufacturing members […]

Florida’s Former Republican Party Chair Jim Greer: “We wanted to suppress black votes”

While VLTP and many other organizations have continued to proclaim;  the pursuit of ALEC’s “Voter ID” model legislation disseminated to nearly every state, has the actual purpose of disenfranchising minority voters, GOP responses have been to laugh and deny those allegations. Late last week the former Florida GOP Chairman, Jim Greer went public, claiming the […]

A Lot of White Space: Firms Drop Off ALEC’s Meeting Brochure

Very significant results of the ongoing campaign to make ALEC a toxic relationship for its corporate members.  Reported on by Lisa Graves of CMD and re-posted here.  Apparent among all of the excellent information she has provided, is the emergence of the State Policy Network (SPN) as perhaps the “heir apparent” to ALEC?  To find […]

ALEC – Distrust of Printed Money Results in Pursuit of Gold and Silver as “currency” – State by State

From 2old2care at the BecauseICan web-blog. Read the full post here… Fifty states Fifty different currencies People minting their own currency OR He who holds the gold – holds the gold. Another way to screw the common citizen….. Separate states, separate state currencies is the topic at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) annual meeting. […]

‘The Debate is Over’: FL’s ‘Non-Citizen’ Voter Purge Has Been a Spectacular, Disenfranchising Failure

Specifically, Harrington explained that she had mailed letters to the “potential non-citizens” by certified mail, return-receipt requested. If someone at that address acknowledged receipt by signing for the certified letter, and then the named individual failed to respond within 30 days, they would be automatically stricken from the rolls even though, as Harrington confirmed, she […]

House Republicans Perpetuate Voter Fraud Myth, Fine With Disenfranchising Voters

“House Republicans criticized the Justice Department for challenging voter ID laws. The critical lawmakers believe that DOJ is acting in a partisan manner and that DOJ’s actions show that the Obama Administration is more concerned with winning in November than protecting against election fraud.” That’s correct folks, Voter Suppression is just fine with Republicans in […]

Pennsylvania Act 13 Overturned by Supreme Court, Originally an ALEC Model Bill

On July 26, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled PA Act 13 unconstitutional. The bill would have stripped away local zoning laws, eliminated the legal concept of a Home Rule Charter, limited private property rights, and in the process, completely disempowered town, city, municipal and county governments, particularly when it comes to shale gas development. To read the Court’s Decision, […]

Compiled Thursday Coverage of the ALEC Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah…

Click on the article titles below for links to the articles or videos: ALEC conservatives reject charges of corporate cronyism  “I know you’re being attacked by a lot of these leftist groups in your states. I know you are,” Ron Scheberle, ALEC’s executive director told lawmakers during lunch Wednesday before turning to the group’s corporate […]