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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.
This year, ALEC has continued to wreak havoc in states across the country despite an exodus of high-profile corporate members, including BP, Google, and several high-tech firms.
The Center for Media and Democracy, publisher of PRWatch.org and the award-winning ALECexposed.org, has created a new web resource devoted to exposing the corporations, trade associations, "think tanks," and front groups working against the creation of family-supporting jobs.
A lobbyist and a legislator got caught on tape explaining how corporations subsidize lawmakers' resort trips through ALEC, the corporate bill mill.
After being accused of "literally lying" about climate change by one of its own high-profile business members, excoriated for being a "corporate bill mill," and losing nearly 100 company sponsors, you might expect the rabidly anti-environmental American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to tone it down a little. Not a chance.
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