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More Controversies at Nevada DOC – Director Cox Resigns

More Controversies at Nevada DOC – Director Cox Resigns

In mid-September Nevada Governor, Brian Sandoval asked for the resignation of Gregg Cox, Director of the state Department of Corrections. The action was taken by the Governor because a report about prisoner shootings and abuses by staff in the state’s prisons was late. The report completed by the Association of State Correctional Administrators was to […]

CABAL (ALEC, Koch, AEI, AFP) News for February…

CABAL (ALEC, Koch, AEI, AFP) News for February…

Click on headline to read full story/article… John M. Crisp: Ideology must not trump educationn ‘…Thus, if you want to help the 14.7 million American children who are growing up poor, it serves your cause to point out that, according to the Children’s Defense Fund, the $77 billion that it would cost to reduce child […]

Why ALEC is Ultra-Important & Irreplaceable to the Koch Cabal

Why ALEC is Ultra-Important & Irreplaceable to the Koch Cabal

by Bob Sloan Pursuing Charles and David Koch and their funding of the far right and an ultra-conservative agenda is important. Identifying the “charitable” organizations they launder money through – which is then passed onto other organizations (along with credits), is also important. Exposing the various billionaire families (DeVos, Coors, Bradley, etc.) that contribute to […]

ALEC Activities, Actions and Articles in Opposition for May 15 – June 8

ALEC Activities, Actions and Articles in Opposition for May 15 – June 8

by Bob Sloan I apologize for the scarcity of posting over the past 30 days.  Hope to get everyone caught up with everything ALEC that has transpired since my last post. An important aspect of the ALEC story and saga that everyone MUST keep in mind: is the intertwining of ideology and funding that enables […]

Cheap Prison Labor, Unemployment #’s and Related ALEC News

Cheap Prison Labor, Unemployment #’s and Related ALEC News

Keystone Pipeline…Voter ID and Suppression laws…Right to Work (for less)…Stand Your Ground…Tort “Reform”…Limiting liability in Asbestos lawsuits…Reducing Energy and EPA Regulations…Trans Pacific Partnership…Repealing Healthcare…Reducing Wages…Abolishing Minimum Wage laws…Eliminating Organized Labor…Defunding Education and Replacing Public Schools with Charters…and Replacing American Workers with American Prison Labor… All of the foregoing issues can be found in today’s headlines […]

Nevada Prison Industry Administrative Rules Now in Place

Nevada Prison Industry Administrative Rules Now in Place

by Bob Sloan Following a full year of investigating complaints and revising Nevada’s prison industry program statute(s), a new Administrative Rule (AR 854) regulating the operation of that state’s prison industry operation has been submitted to the Board of Prison Commissioners (BPC) by NDOC Director, Greg Cox.  In December this regulation was adopted and became effective. In […]

ALEC News and Articles for Feb 18th…

ALEC News and Articles for Feb 18th…

by Bob Sloan Click on headline to read full or actual article or visit website where published. No-money-for-ALEC measure tacked into Senate ethics bill “The Virginia Senate added an extra sentence to its ethics bill during today’s floor debate that would prohibit legislators from getting reimbursed for the cost of attending, for lack of a […]

ALEC Released their Policy Report for 2013 – A Must Read!

ALEC Released their Policy Report for 2013 – A Must Read!

by Bob Sloan ALEC released their 2013 policy report following their Annual Meeting in DC last December: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/166626681/Policy-Report . Some interesting and enlightening reading in this report and we would suggest everyone take a few moments to see what ALEC’s task forces have been up to…the model bills they’ve been introducing and success of passage of those […]

ALEC’s Christmas Gift to All…

ALEC’s Christmas Gift to All…

by Bob Sloan Below are links to many articles related to ALEC’s pursuit of oppressing votes, grabbing up all the public education dollars they can and in general advancing the conservative agenda through continuing meme…also included are letters and article opposing this agenda.  Many are letters to editors, opinion pieces by citizens now alerted to […]

Doc’s Leaked by The Guardian and Visa Quits ALEC As Members Meet in DC

Doc’s Leaked by The Guardian and Visa Quits ALEC As Members Meet in DC

by Bob Sloan Lots of reassuring news for those pursuing transparency in legislation AND the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) this week.  As ALEC met in DC this past week for their annual States and Nation Policy Summit, the Guardian released a scathing expose on that organization, using more leaked ALEC documents.  In addition VISA […]