Rep. Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor represents Madison in the Wisconsin state assembly.

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



The Republicans are after Planned Parenthood again, and basic health care access for our most vulnerable citizens is at stake. more

Mar 23, 2017 8:41 PM Dispatches

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

This ruling is a turning point in the fight to restore reproductive rights for women. more

Jun 27, 2016 9:16 PM Dispatches

Republican politicians want to criminalize abortion and punish the women who have them. more

Apr 1, 2016 6:14 PM Dispatches

When I went to work as the legislative director for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin in 2003, I was unprepared for the attacks this venerable women’s health-care group experiences on a routine basis. There are organizations solely dedicated ... more

Jul 30, 2015 3:38 PM Op-Eds 9 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

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

State Representative Chris Taylor reports from last week's ALEC conference in Missouri, where corporations seek to overthrow democracy, with the help of state legislators and rightwing think tanks. more

May 13, 2014 4:09 PM Dispatches 7 Comments

In the last two days, I have been completely submerged in the ALEC universe, at times fascinated by the extensive infrastructure the group has assembled while horrified at the policy and practical results for the average person. The backbone o... more

Aug 9, 2013 6:06 PM Dispatches

Wednesday was my first day at my first ALEC convention. I wore my most conservative outfit and did my best Michele Bachmann impersonation. To say I had no idea what to expect at the American Legislative Exchange Council is an understatement... more

Aug 9, 2013 2:33 PM Dispatches 1 Comments