Posted by Brendan Fischer on March 10, 2014

A review of legislative voting records by a University of Wisconsin professor demonstrates that many Wisconsin legislators are taking cues from the ALEC playbook, which he says represents "the loss of citizen voice in the legislature and policymaking."

Posted by Brendan Fischer on March 07, 2014

A proposed bill that would keep the public in the dark about the sources of money in Wisconsin elections could also make it easier for dark money groups to coordinate with candidates.

Posted by Rebekah Wilce on March 06, 2014

When the Grocery Manufacturers Association was sued for not disclosing the donors behind its heavyweight contribution to stop the Washington State ballot initiative to label genetically engineered foods in 2013, the public learned a few interesting things about its funding and plans.

Posted by Nick Surgey on March 05, 2014

An internal ALEC document provided to the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), shows that a Peabody Energy lobbyist provided ALEC legislators with a presentation on how to get more cash from corporations like Peabody to attend ALEC conferences. Peabody, a long time member of ALEC, is a frequent presenter at ALEC events and sponsor of several items of ALEC “model” legislation in recent years.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on February 24, 2014

Thousands of pages of emails unsealed last week after a years-long investigation into former aides and associates of Scott Walker suggest that the current Wisconsin Governor and his staff misled the press about the first John Doe.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on February 21, 2014

As Walker's staff and campaign coordinated their response to tragedies at a Milwaukee County mental health facility, they showed callous disregard for the mentally ill.

Posted by Mary Bottari on February 20, 2014

I spent the day reading Kelly Rindfleisch’s emails. They were released as part of the final court proceedings regarding the first John Doe.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on February 19, 2014

The Wisconsin Supreme Court challenge to the John Doe probe would directly affect the groups that helped put four of the justices on the bench. Will any justices recuse?

Posted by Brendan Fischer on February 17, 2014

Once again, Florida's Stand Your Ground law has helped a man escape conviction for killing an African-American teenager.

Posted by The PRW Staff on February 14, 2014

As a merger between Time Warner and Comcast moves forward, the Center for Media and Democracy is republishing an excerpt from an investigative report on by DBA Press founder Beau Hodai detailing how Time Warner helped bankroll major American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) events, and funded the schmoozing and boozing of lawmakers at ALEC meetings.


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Bill Moyers presents "United States of ALEC," a report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most of America has never heard of -- ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council.