Posted by Jonas Persson on November 18, 2014

Calling for a “reboot” of public education in Minnesota, hundreds of thousands of dollars flowed into the Minneapolis school board elections this November to try ousting an incumbent and to usher in the ALEC education agenda.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on November 14, 2014

The embattled American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) lost nearly 20 percent in grant revenue between 2012 and 2013 according to new tax filings, reflecting the financial hit that the "corporate bill mill" has suffered as it has been dragged into the sunlight and its corporate members have fled.

Posted by Nick Surgey on November 14, 2014

Emerson Electric is the latest corporation to confirm it has ended funding for ALEC, joining a notable wave of recent corporate defectors that has included Microsoft, Google, Facebook, AOL and Yahoo.

Posted by Jessica Mason on November 14, 2014

The residents of Denton, Texas, had a remarkable victory over Big Oil in the midterm elections, becoming the first town in Texas to pass a ban on fracking. But state officials are refusing to follow the ban.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on November 13, 2014

Healthcare for millions of Americans is at stake in the latest Affordable Care Act challenge to reach the U.S. Supreme Court.

Posted by Nick Surgey on November 11, 2014

AOL, the owner of the Huffington Post, became the latest major corporation to announce a decision to cease funding for ALEC.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on November 08, 2014

"Congressman" Grothman is what happens when you combine gerrymandering with right-wing attack dog journalism.

Posted by Mary Bottari on November 07, 2014

In Richmond, CA, three seats on the City Council were up for election; the city also stood to elect a new mayor. Nothing unusual in this, perhaps, was it not for Chevron's $3.1 million dollar campaign to highjack the elections, which was first revealed by journalism student and former Center for Media and Democracy reporter, Harriet Rowan in the Berkeley publication Richmond Confidential.

Posted by Nick Surgey on November 06, 2014

The software company SAP America, has quit ALEC, telling CMD that it has made the decision because of the group's position on climate change, opposition to renewable energy, its position on gun safety and its attacks on voter rights.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on November 05, 2014

Minimum wage and paid sick day measures have been gaining momentum in the past year -- but keep an eye out for bills promoted by ALEC designed to crush that momentum and limit local control.


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