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 […]

VLTP Site Back Online

VLTP Site Back Online

by Bob Sloan Over the past couple of months we’ve experienced difficulties with our site security and maintenance.  The issues have now been resolved and we can begin posting articles and material once again.  We apologize for any inconvenience this delay in publishing may have caused our readers or visitors. An additional issue was that […]

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 […]

Nevada Continues to Struggle With Prison Industry Law

Nevada Continues to Struggle With Prison Industry Law

By Bob Sloan The Nevada Board of Prison Commissioners (BPC) made up of Governor Brian Sandoval, Attorney General Catherine Masto and Secretary of State Ross Miller, met early on the morning of October 15th to discuss key issues involving the state’s Department of Corrections.  On the agenda was a “hot topic” involving the prison industrial […]

ALEC and SPN – “Charities” That Just Keeps on “Taking” Citizens Rights

ALEC and SPN – “Charities” That Just Keeps on “Taking” Citizens Rights

by Bob Sloan A compilation of news, views and articles related to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) for the week of 11/18/2013. Click on the headline to read the entire article, letter or document referenced below…  At the top of this week’s important news, is the launch of www.stinktanks.org by the Center for Media […]

New Reports Expose a Hidden Conservative “Cabal” Masquerading as Think Tanks

New Reports Expose a Hidden Conservative “Cabal” Masquerading as Think Tanks

An Analysis by Bob Sloan The above graphic charts the relationship(s) between dozens of extreme right-wing organizations, foundations, institutes, conservative owned companies and wealthy individuals working together to advance a pro-conservative agenda against a majority of Americans.  I used this graphic in May of 2011 in an effort of exposing the formation of a secretive […]

Slavery in Nevada?  Yes, According to Assemblyman Jim Wheeler – and NDOC

Slavery in Nevada? Yes, According to Assemblyman Jim Wheeler – and NDOC

by Bob Sloan Over the past year I made several trips to Nevada, wrote numerous articles and interviewed dozens on the topic of Nevada’s prison industry working inmates without pay. Under a contract between Alpine Steel, LLC and the Nevada Department of Corrections’ (NDOC) Silver State Industries (prison industry program) inmates were made to work […]

New EPI Report Documents A Legislative Attack on American Wages and Labor Standards, 2011–2012

New EPI Report Documents A Legislative Attack on American Wages and Labor Standards, 2011–2012

A new report from The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), By Gordon Lafer | was published October 31, 2013.  It fully connects all the dots between the players involved in attacking the wages and labor standards of America’s workers – union and non-union.  It identifies the laws written, the authors of those laws and those who profit from such […]