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WI Poised to Pass ALEC's Deadly Asbestos Bill

WI Poised to Pass ALEC's Deadly Asbestos Bill
Wisconsin could become the latest state to narrow access to the courts for asbestos victims in a bill up for a vote on March 20, joining a national coordinated effort that can be traced back to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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KY Dems Defeat Latest Round of GOP Efforts to Gut Prevailing Wages and Institute Right-to-Work Laws

KY Dems Defeat Latest Round of GOP Efforts to Gut Prevailing Wages and Institute Right-to-Work Laws
A committee in the Democratic-majority Kentucky House of Representatives voted down Republican proposals to make Kentucky a right-to-work state and to exempt school construction projects from the state’s prevailing wage laws.
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AL Dems Help Pass the 'Give Your Boss the Flu Act'

AL Dems Help Pass the 'Give Your Boss the Flu Act'
HB360 prohibits Alabama local governments from requiring employers within their jurisdiction to offer any sort of paid sick leave, vacation time, or leave that's not already mandated by the federal government. You know how Republicans say they're against "big government" and that we should "return power to the states?" Well, the Alabama Legislature neglects to mention that they want the power to stop at the state level.
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How ALEC Helps Big Telecom Change State Laws for Corporate Gain

How ALEC Helps Big Telecom Change State Laws for Corporate Gain
In light of the proposed merger between Time Warner and Comcast -- both of which have been longtime funders of the American Legislative Exchange Council or "ALEC" -- the Center for Media and Democracy is publishing this updated fact sheet, developed jointly with Common Cause, on how ALEC helps these telecom companies advance their legislative agenda through the states.
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Two More Companies Cut Ties to ALEC, Bringing Total to 72

Two More Companies Cut Ties to ALEC, Bringing Total to 72
Corporations that have publicly cut ties to ALEC since CMD launched ALECexposed.org in 2011 and highlighted Coca Cola's role in the group. The addition of these two companies brings the total to at least 72 corporations. These and 19 non-profits that have cut ties brings the total number of private-sector ALEC members who have cut ties to at least 91.
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Documents Reveal ALEC's 2014 Agenda: Attacks on Environment, Greenhouse Gas Regulations

Documents Reveal ALEC's 2014 Agenda: Attacks on Environment, Greenhouse Gas Regulations
A new The Guardian expose has uncovered ALEC's 2014 agenda: a host of programs and lobbying efforts designed to promote their big oil backers, and disrupt or repeal a number of necessary, environmentally conscious policies and regulations currently in place.
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Newly Uncovered Documents Expose ALEC's Anti-Gay Past

 Newly Uncovered Documents Expose ALEC's Anti-Gay Past
Throughout the 1980s, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) -- now infamous for its work on behalf of “stand your ground” laws and restrictions on voting rights -- was instrumental in pushing anti-gay policies throughout the country, according to documents recently uncovered by People For the American Way and the Center For Media and Democracy.
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ALEC Prepares Switch to 'Social Welfare' Group as IRS Investigation Shines Light in Dark Corners

ALEC Prepares Switch to 'Social Welfare' Group as IRS Investigation Shines Light in Dark Corners
Facing an Internal Revenue Service inquiry on tax fraud charges, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is effectively acknowledging that its status as a charity may be a cover for its real work as a multi-million dollar lobby for some of the nation’s largest and richest corporations. Cue up the back-up plan: a "social welfare" organization able to engage in unlimited lobbying. The only reason this hasn't happened yet is because donors would not be able to deduct their contributions on federal tax forms.
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Why Are Facebook and Google Members of ALEC?

Why Are Facebook and Google Members of ALEC?
The two web companies have become corporate leaders in renewable energy investments, powering data centers with wind and funding green projects around the globe. So why, then, are they members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)—a group mostly consisting of fossil fuel firms with open opposition to the growing renewables sector?
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Koch-Funded ALEC Dead Set Against OH Clean Energy Laws

Koch-Funded ALEC Dead Set Against OH Clean Energy Laws
ALEC, the Koch and Energy-funded group dedicated to right wing causes across the US, has its sights set on Ohio's clean energy standards law.
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