Tag Archives: ALEC

The Problem Of Corporate Influence In Iowa

Thanks to Matt Sinovic of Progress Iowa for his exemplary work monitoring ALEC’s activities in Iowa. http://progressiowa.org/progress-report ALEC WATCH: New Report Details Corporate Influence in Iowa By Progress Iowa To take action or ask questions about ongoing ALEC activity in … Continue reading

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The Center For Media And Democracy Takes On The Carbon Kings

Make friends with the Center for Media and Democracy because they are the #1 enemy of the Koch brothers and ALEC.   They have an amazing website that you will want to visit –  ALEC Exposed – where you can find … Continue reading

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Workers Earn Less In “Right To Work” States Like Iowa

Iowa is a so called “Right to Work” state.  Read this article excerpt to  discover what this really means and where these laws really come from, as Oregon is finding out now.   Learn more at wrongforeveryone.com. blog.workingamerica.org The editorial board … Continue reading

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Should Iowans Hear Gov. Branstad's Speech to ALEC?

From Matt Sinovic of Progress Iowa, Aug. 5, 2013. The Speech Gov. Terry Branstad Doesn’t Want You to Know About Branstad to deliver private address this week at the annual meeting of ALEC, the “stealth corporate lobbyist” front group DES … Continue reading

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Pathetic Media Not Properly Conveying What ALEC Is

Not only have the media not properly conveyed what ALEC really is if they do talk about it which is extremely rare, but they are also not mentioning ALEC when it would make perfect sense to.  Even the “liberal” media … Continue reading

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Report: ALEC Has Significant Influence Over Iowa Legislators

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“Shoot First” ALEC Bill Comes To Iowa Legislature

ProgressIowa.org Controversial “Stand Your Ground” Proposal Returns to Iowa Rep. Matt Windschitl brings back controversial ALEC proposal one local prosecutor called the ‘license to kill’ statute Des Moines, IA – Yesterday State Representative Matt Windschitl  [Note from BFIA: – whose … Continue reading

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How Iowa Taxes Promote The Agenda Of Out-Of-State Corporations

Will Legislators Represent ALEC or Iowa? ProgressIowa As new and returning state legislators were sworn in today, Progress Iowa asked them to opt-out of joining the American Legislative Exchange Council, also known as ALEC. In a letter sent to all … Continue reading

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This Could Happen Here If Iowa GOP Are Allowed To Control State Government

http://www.vltp.net/ [Note from BFIA:  Terry Branstad is a founding member of ALEC – http://www.alec.org/about-alec/history/ –  “Among those who were involved with ALEC in its formative years were: Robert Kasten and Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin; John Engler of Michigan; Terry Branstad … Continue reading

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ALEC: How Bad Public Policy Finds Friends In State Legislatures

A new report from the Iowa Policy Project and Good Jobs First is warning folks around the country to take note:  Ideas for bad public policy have friends in state legislatures, and Iowa is no exception.  Here’s what IPP sent … Continue reading

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