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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

ALEC's 'Scholarships' raise questions about corporate lobbying

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an ultraconservative corporate-sponsored policy group, has been known to legislators for years, but it has just recently come under public...
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

How one legislative session changed Wisconsin

Wisconsin historically has been a purple state with very close elections. Sometimes Democrats...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Corporation-written legislation pushed through Wisconsin

The American Legislative Exchange Council—more commonly known as ALEC, the corporate-sponsored national think tank that produces bills to be introduced in state legislatures around the country—is behind a wide range of Wisconsin legislation introduced this session. ALEC pairs a legislator—typically a conservative Republican—with a representative of a corporation to write pro-business, anti-worker legislation. The legislation is written in secret...