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Posted by PR Watch Admin on May 12, 2015

Common Cause and the Center for Media and Democracy sent federal authorities new evidence today that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is falsely passing itself off as a tax-exempt charity and effectively using taxpayer dollars to subsidize its lobbying on behalf of private interests.

Posted by Jody Knauss on April 23, 2015

According to a new report from the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC), the giant corporations operating or franchising full-service restaurants cost taxpayers billions in public assistance for workers who are not paid enough to make ends meet.

Posted by Mary Bottari on April 14, 2015

Hotel profits are up. Executive salaries have skyrocketed. But the little-known trade association representing this robust $163 billion dollar industry is fighting to keep workers wages low.

Posted by Jonas Persson on March 30, 2015

CMD's new Reporters' Guide on the Big Testing companies tallies the $20 million they've spent lobbying for expanded K-12 testing while trying to minimize privacy protections for American school children.

Posted by Jody Knauss on March 11, 2015

RTW bills have moved in at least eight other states this year, though none are assured of passing.

Posted by Jonas Persson on March 06, 2015

After an all-nighter in the Wisconsin State Assembly, the ALEC right-to-work bill passed along party lines this morning, and will be sent to Scott Walker’s desk.

Posted by Mary Bottari on January 12, 2015

Two trade organizations affiliated with corporate bill mill ALEC have filed a suit against the City of Los Angeles to block an ordinance passed last September to raise the wages for hotel employees.

Posted by Rebekah Wilce on June 11, 2014

Hawai'i has become "ground zero" in the controversy over genetically modified (GMO) crops and pesticides. The out-of-state pesticide and GMO firms Syngenta, Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer, Dow Chemical, BASF, and Bayer CropScience have brought substantial sums of corporate cash into the state's relatively small political arena.

Posted by Nick Surgey on April 23, 2014

An internal tracking document-- obtained from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) by the Center for Media and Democracy under Texas public records law -- reveals the scope of ALEC's anti-environmental efforts in 2014.

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