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Alec Exposed

In the name of free speech, ALEC and Wisconsin are leading national efforts to shut down free speech for most people. more

Aug 10, 2016 9:21 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Don’t look now, but there’s something creepy coming toward you, and it wants to take over your public school system. more

May 27, 2015 1:02 PM Public School Shakedown 12 Comments

The federal government has spent more than $3.3 billion over the past two decades creating and fueling the charter school industry, according to a new financial analysis and reporters' guide by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). more

May 13, 2015 7:03 PM Public School Shakedown 4 Comments

Preregistration is now open for Fighting Bob Fest 2015! more

May 12, 2015 1:24 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

Certainly, Walker has tapped into a powerful current of resentment among strapped, non-union workers. He was re-elected on a promise to make teachers pay more for health care and pension benefits, and on an appeal to private sector workers ... more

Feb 24, 2015 6:27 PM Dispatches

The Center for Media and Democracy/Progressive Inc. (CMD) has joined more than 50 watchdog, advocacy, and labor groups in sending a letter to Google asking it to cut its ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Google has not res... more

Sep 16, 2014 2:16 PM Dispatches

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is facing a tough battle for reelection this fall. He ran as a moderate in 2010, but ever since he took office, he's moved sharply to the right. more

Sep 15, 2014 7:48 PM Magazine

-- by Jonas Persson, Center for Media and Democracy When Governor Jerry Brown signs Assembly Bill 1522, California will join a growing number of states where temporary or part-time employees no longer have to face the excruciating dilemma: go ... more

Sep 4, 2014 3:28 PM Dispatches

There's been a flood of local news stories in recent months about FBI raids on charter schools all over the country. more

Aug 20, 2014 1:50 PM Dispatches 42 Comments

At the recent ALEC convention, the ties between the group and the anti-choice movement were there for all to see. more

Aug 15, 2014 6:41 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Edelman, the world's largest PR company, synonymous with astroturf-style front groups and dirty tricks, has announced that it will no longer work for groups that deny climate change. more

Aug 14, 2014 4:09 PM Dispatches

As the EPA finally attempts to limit carbon dioxide pollution from coal plants, it is meeting resistance at the state level, thanks to a secretive campaign by ALEC. more

Aug 5, 2014 5:24 PM Magazine 1 Comments

Wisconsin Representative Chris Taylor shares more insights from the ALEC conference in Dallas, Texas. more

Aug 4, 2014 10:59 PM Dispatches 8 Comments

I’m at my third American Exchange Legislative Council (ALEC) conference, this time in Dallas, and on my first day, there were some things I had come to expect... more

Jul 31, 2014 8:03 PM Dispatches 7 Comments

ALEC holds its 41st annual meeting in Dallas, Texas starting on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. more

Jul 28, 2014 5:03 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Generation Opportunity (Gen Opp), a "nonpartisan" youth group funded by the Koch brothers "Freedom Partners" conduit, is backing one of the Koch's favorite politicians and thanking him for his support for a Koch-approved ALEC model bill. more

Jul 25, 2014 4:44 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Hawai'i has become "ground zero" in the controversy over genetically modified (GMO) crops and pesticides. With the seed crop industry (including conventional as well as GMO crops) reaping $146.3 million a year in sales resulting from its activiti... more

Jun 12, 2014 9:19 PM Dispatches

In a special session called for late September and early October 2013, legislators jammed through a bill that preempts Oregon counties from regulating their own agriculture and seeds. more

May 21, 2014 5:12 PM Magazine 1 Comments

A majority of the Senate recently voted to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour recently, yet the bill failed to clear the 60 vote hurdle necessary for passage -- thanks in no small part to the political power of the National Restauran... more

May 15, 2014 2:25 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

An internal tracking document reveals the scope of ALEC's anti-environmental efforts in 2014. more

Apr 24, 2014 3:38 PM Dispatches 4 Comments

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