An insider's account of the American City and County Exchange.
When I went to work for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI) in 2003 as their legislative director, I was unprepared for the attacks this organization experiences on a routine basis.
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.
An insider's account of what goes on behind closed doors at ALEC.
At the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 2015 annual meeting in San Diego, California, dirty energy companies and their supporters--including ExxonMobil, Chevron, and Duke Energy--continue to dominate the funding of activities, according to a list of conference sponsors obtained jointly by the Center for Media and Democracy and Greenpeace.
ALEC's local government offshoot is pushing local policies to lower wages.
ALEC has decided to drop the pretense: school vouchers are not about helping poor, at-risk or minority kids.
ALEC descends on San Diego for its annual meeting of lobbyists and legislators. Mayor Faulconer will be there to greet them.
Scott Walker, Ted Cruz and other presidential candidates will address ALEC's annual meeting this week.
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.