Labor and Business Win Prison Industry Battle

Labor and Business Win Prison Industry Battle

By Bob Sloan Today prison industries are booming with hundreds of thousands of prisoners employed in factories manufacturing a myriad assortment of products and providing services such as call centers, customer service, marketing, reservations and manual labor for municipalities.  Thousands of American workers have been displaced by companies choosing low paid prisoners as a labor […]

Nevada Sex Trafficking Bill AB67: The Final Showdown… Or Is It? (Part 2)

(Part 1: What Happens in Vegas… Could Get You 10 Years to Life) The final Nevada Senate Judiciary hearing of sex trafficking bill AB67 took place on May 28th during the last full week of the regular 2013 legislative session. In contrast to the dominant media portrayal of the bill being a no-brainer to pass […]

May 31-June 7: Weekly ALEC/Koch Review of Articles and Material

May 31-June 7: Weekly ALEC/Koch Review of Articles and Material

By Bob Sloan Lots of material and topics involving Koch brothers and their ALEC funded organization this week; education, environment, telecommunications, worker rights (paid sick leave). Grab a cold one, sit back and spend a few minutes catching up on relevant news related to the “Cabal”… Click on headline to read the full articles or […]

Weekly ALEC/Koch Review of Articles and Material

Weekly ALEC/Koch Review of Articles and Material

By Bob Sloan Lots of ALEC and Koch cabal related material to catch up on this week.  Click on headline to read the full article or documents.  Much more later in the week… John Laird: Foxy Don wears ALEC badge in environment henhouse Putting Don Benton in charge of Clark County’s environment is kind of […]

ALEC & Corporate Tort Reform Efforts Surface in Federal Court Decision

ALEC & Corporate Tort Reform Efforts Surface in Federal Court Decision

Featured photo credit: Tim Meko/For the Center for Public Integrity By Bob Sloan Recently a federal case involving gross physical abuse, discrimination and underpayment of wages to 32 mentally disabled workers who suffered such abuse and discrimination at the hands of their employer, was decided by a jury in favor of the workers.  The jury awarded $240 […]

5/20 ALEC/Koch News – Weekly Recap…

5/20 ALEC/Koch News – Weekly Recap…

By Bob Sloan This has been a busy week for us here at VLTP.  To catch our readership and visitors up with news involving ALEC and their cabal, we’re publishing a larger segment today. Click on the headline link(s) to read the full article or document from the original source. First a development involving the […]

Government Surveillance of Occupy Movement

Government Surveillance of Occupy Movement

 FROM CMD by Beau Hodai -  Special Report by Center for Media and Democracy and DBA Press This just released report is a must read for all Americans to understand just how much our Nation’s governmental landscape has been changed since 9/11/2001.  Once again, government agencies created to “protect” Americans have been altered to instead […]

School Boards Beware – ALEC Calls for Elimination of School Boards

School Boards Beware – ALEC Calls for Elimination of School Boards

In a recent commentary  discussing attacks upon Wisconsin’s school board structure(s), professor Julie Underwood writes about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an influential national network that’s pushing an agenda to shrink government, privatize schools, and promote business interests.  The article outlines ALEC’s legislative impact in Wisconsin and why pubic school supporters should be concerned. In this report […]

Virginia legislators list tax-paid travel, gifts – Including ALEC Paid Conferences

Virginia legislators list tax-paid travel, gifts – Including ALEC Paid Conferences

From Virginia’s News Advance.com by Ray Reed… Virginia lawmakers who hold membership in ALEC and other organizations, have been receiving reimbursement for expensive travel and hotel accommodations for attending predominantly conservative functions. “The busiest travelers among the Lynchburg area’s delegation to the General Assembly are Dels. Kathy Byron and Lacey Putney, according to personal finance statements they […]

5/15 ALEC/Koch Cabal Review of Articles, Proposed Laws & Conservative Initiatives

5/15 ALEC/Koch Cabal Review of Articles, Proposed Laws & Conservative Initiatives

By Bob Sloan Below are stories, articles and material related to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and their corporate members, funders and supporters – that include the notorious Koch brothers, Charles and David.  Initiatives of ALEC and pursued by the Koch brothers and other conservatives are provided in one place for readers to review […]