How SPN "Think Tanks" Will Spin ALEC's 2016 Agenda

ALEC's sister organization convenes this week.

With Federal Millions, “Wild West” of Charters Is about to Get Even Wilder

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has announced the winners of the next round of state (SEA) grants under the quarter-billion-dollar-a-year Charter Schools Program (CSP)

Koch Brothers Backing Misleading Anti-Solar Campaign in Florida

The Koch brothers and utility giants are bankrolling an anti-solar ballot initiative in Florida

Scott Walker: Back in the Saddle, Back to His Old ALEC Tricks

Walker is back in Wisconsin, and returning to the divide-and-conquer strategy of rallying the far-right base by scapegoating public workers and pushing ALEC policies.

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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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