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Bolstered by powerful private interests, state governments are dangerously close to calling a Constitutional Convention. more

Sep 12, 2017 1:35 PM Dispatches 9 Comments

I have been going to ALEC conferences for years—to see for myself how this rightwing group crafts model legislation to advance the interests of its corporate and ideological funders. more

Aug 1, 2017 9:50 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

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

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