Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: ALEC

Anti-regulation law, favored by Kochs, used to sue Wisconsin Education Agency

The Dairy State is once again serving as a test case and battleground for the implementation of the Koch agenda.

ALEC, corporate-funded bill mill, considers model state bill cracking down on...

“We are concerned this Bill would target peaceful protests in certain contexts, such as protests which focus on environmental rights, imposing disproportionate penalties on protesters.”

Former head of energy, environment at ALEC, Todd Wynn, hired by...

Wynn's new job at Interior will parallel his past role at ALEC.

A corporate supercell spawning a hailstorm of special-interest legislation

Protecting corporate profits and power by overruling democratically made local policies is a crime that's easily understood and loathed by nearly all Americans.

Infighting, legal questions slow ALEC push for second constitutional convention

Documents reveal a new legal analysis that casts serious doubt on claims that ALEC is within striking distance of calling a convention to propose amendments to the Constitution.

Trump team, ALEC, Koch Industries debate gerrymandering the US Senate in...

Right-wing extremists want to roll back the clock to enable Republican state houses and Republican governors to hijack at least 10 U.S. Senate Seats held by Democrats.

ALEC’s push for a constitutional convention reaches Wisconsin

The risks of a constitutional convention in this day and age far outweigh the benefits.

Pruitt emails reveal communications with ALEC and Koch groups

After Pruitt became attorney general, he stayed engaged with ALEC on energy and environmental issues.

Billionaires are tampering with our constitution

A corporate-backed lobbying group is pushing a slate of amendments to transfer power from people to big business.

ExxonMobil Top Sponsor at ALEC Annual Meeting

Exxon is represented on the ALEC corporate board, and has funded ALEC since as early as 1981, providing at least $1,730,200 between 1998 and 2014.

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How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.

‘Death sentence for women and families’: US court blocks domestic violence gun ban

The court ruled that the law prohibiting people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns "fails to pass constitutional muster," and that the ban is an outlier "that our ancestors never would have accepted."

Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

Department of Veteran Affairs exceeds goal of providing safe, stable homes to veterans in...

The VA permanently housed 40,401 homeless veterans.

The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.