Spring Summit Conference Draws Protesters that Outnumber ALEC Members

Spring Summit Conference Draws Protesters that Outnumber ALEC Members

By Bob Sloan Every Spring the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) holds a meeting where their legislative and corporate members are wined and dined and commingle as they develop model legislation intended to provide financial or polictal benefits to corporations.  Model bills are proposed, discussed and voted upon by state lawmakers and their private sector corporate counterparts. […]

How Embarrassing – ALEC Mtg OKC – No Quorum

How Embarrassing – ALEC Mtg OKC – No Quorum

From “Because I Can” Blogspot by 2old2care… How incredibly sad. ALEC doesn’t have a quorum – for their big meeting about writing and passing ALEC “model legislation”. One of three meetings held annually, this one focuses on ALEC “model legislation” and only 15% of their ALEC legislators showed up. How incredibly sad. ALEC must be […]

05/01 Daily Report on Activities, Legislation and Initiatives of the ALEC/Koch Cabal

05/01 Daily Report on Activities, Legislation and Initiatives of the ALEC/Koch Cabal

By Bob Sloan Below are today’s articles and materials related to ALEC and the Koch funded conservative cabal.  Included ALEC published material – if available. Click on a link to view the complete article. First “Ag-Gag” Prosecution: This Utah Woman Filmed a Slaughterhouse from the Public Street “This is the first prosecution in the country […]

ALEC: Pursuing Universal Stewardship – Part II: Exploring That “Special Relationship” – Atlantic Bridge and Patroness, Lady Thatcher

ALEC: Pursuing Universal Stewardship – Part II: Exploring That “Special Relationship” – Atlantic Bridge and Patroness, Lady Thatcher

By Susan Kraykowski In part I, we barely scratched the surface of ALEC’s involvement overseas – most especially in the United Kingdom. It is time to delve a bit deeper into what is called the Atlantic Bridge and its works and ways. Full disclosure: the project officially known as Atlantic Bridge is now defunct, due to […]

ALEC Covering Tracks in Advance of Oklahoma Meeting

ALEC Covering Tracks in Advance of Oklahoma Meeting

From PRWatch by Brendan Fischer For months now the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) has been submitting FOIA requests to Wisconsin lawmakers.  They have requested emails to/from legislators and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  These requests for documentation is in pursuit of transparency…to determine model legislation emanating from ALEC that is introduced in Wisconsin.  In […]

04/29 Daily Report on Activities, Legislation and Initiatives of the ALEC/Koch Cabal

04/29 Daily Report on Activities, Legislation and Initiatives of the ALEC/Koch Cabal

By Bob Sloan In order to keep readers with an interest in ALEC up to date on stories related to ALEC, we’re posting this page with brief descriptions of ALEC activities and links to the articles or material(s). Included  this update are links to measures or articles published by ALEC (if available) , showing their take on […]

Sandra Day O’Connor Doubts Decision To Take Bush V. Gore

Sandra Day O’Connor Doubts Decision To Take Bush V. Gore

From Huff Post Politics, by Luke Johnson Twelve years after the Supreme Court accepted the case involving the 2000 election results in Bush V Gore, Former Justice O’Connor expressed doubt as to whether the Supreme Court should have accepted the case to begin with: Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor expressed doubt Friday about the decision […]

WA Bill Would Allow Businesses to Openly Discriminate Against Gays

WA Bill Would Allow Businesses to Openly Discriminate Against Gays

From Think Progress / By Zack Ford “Republicans in Washington state have proposed a bill that would  allow businesses to openly discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation if they want to do so because of their religious beliefs.  SB 5927carves out a specific exception to the state’s nondiscrimination law that says only federal protections — which don’t include sexual orientation […]

4/27 Daily Report on Activities, Legislation and Initiatives of the ALEC/Koch Cabal

4/27 Daily Report on Activities, Legislation and Initiatives of the ALEC/Koch Cabal

Daily reports on articles and material related to the American Legislative Exchange Council.  Below are links to important stories covering 4/26 and 4/27… Report by Progress Missouri Highlights ALEC Infiltration in MO More than forty bills introduced in the Missouri state legislature echo American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) model legislation, and at least 60 legislators […]

Michigan Public Education in Shambles

It’s no surprise that money troubles and transparency issues are the result stripping public education of the accountability found in democratically elected school boards. Detroit Public Schools and the Education Achievement Authority both operate under state appointed individuals that shift millions in loans back and forth without disclosure of the transactions. Democratic Rep. Ellen Cogen […]