Blowing the Whistle on ALEC's Little Brother ACCE

An insider's account of the American City and County Exchange.

"Saucy Suffragettes" Party as Voting Rights Are Rolled Back

Voting rights around the country have been under serious assault in recent years. The attack has been particularly relentless in Wisconsin.

Scott Walker Is the Belle of the ALEC Ball

Wisconsin has become the new ALEC darling, and took center stage on the second day of the 42nd ALEC conference. It is easy to see why.

Under a Shroud of Secrecy and Security, ALEC Conference Gets Underway

An insider's account of what goes on behind closed doors at ALEC.

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There is a "sucker punch" aspect of this entire episode, that has been used in the past, that makes it doubly despicable. The now dead open records issue was so completely outrageous and unexpected that it served its intended purpose – to draw attention away from the many other very contentious and controversial aspects of this budget. And that was exactly what Walker and the majority Republicans wanted to happen.

--Jay Heck, Common Cause in Wisconsin

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