Tag Archives: ALEC

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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Time For Iowa To Quit Giving Free Stuff To Corporate Lobbyists

Citizens for a Healthy Iowa and Progress Iowa launch SayNoToALEC.com, demand legislators end taxpayer-funded ALEC memberships DES MOINES — Citizens for a Healthy Iowa and Progress Iowa launched SayNoToALEC.com, a petition demanding state legislators end their taxpayer-funded membership in the … Continue reading

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Why Are Corporate Members Of ALEC Writing Iowa’s Laws?

Iowa Move To Amend along with Blog for Iowa, Progress Iowa, Sierra Club, Physicians for Social Responsibility and others co-sponsored an appearance by Lisa Graves in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, July 15th at the Electrical Union Hall 1211 Wiley Blvd. … Continue reading

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When Will Iowa Stop Spending Tax Dollars On ALEC?

progressiowa.org Hewlett-Packard, Deere, BestBuy, CVS, and MillerCoors dump ALEC When will Iowa stop sending tax dollars to this extreme organization? DES MOINES, IOWA — Five additional companies have left the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC): Hewlett-Packard, John Deere, BestBuy, CVS, … Continue reading

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State Rep. Brian Quirk Announces Decision To Leave ALEC

Des Moines, IA — State Representative Brian Quirk announced today that he has cancelled his membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and will no longer participate in the organization. Rep. Quirk released the following statement about ALEC’s dangerous … Continue reading

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Iowa Legislators With ALEC Ties

Iowa Legislators with ALEC Ties Governor Terry Branstad (Iowa), identified by ALEC as involved in its formative years  http://www.alec.org/about-alec/history/ House of Representatives Rep. Richard T. Anderson (R-97), International Relations Task Force Member Rep. Richard Arnold (R-72), Energy, Environment and Agriculture … Continue reading

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Grassley Defends ALEC

Is our senator working for Iowans or ALEC?  Think Progress reports: On April 4, Coca-Cola announced it was ending financial support for [ALEC] the American Legislative Exchange Council, the right-wing group behind “Stand Your Ground” laws and voter suppression efforts. … Continue reading

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Must Read: ALEC “Sharpens Focus On Jobs”

Many of us have been at least somewhat gladdened by recent news that the corporate driven entity known ALEC has been losing at least a few high profile members while at the same time taking some much deserved heat over … Continue reading

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ALEC Member Corporations.

If corporations choose to join organizations like ALEC, they should be proud enough to let the country and their shareholders know. As mentioned many times before here on blogforiowa, ALEC tries to operate out of the light. As you also … Continue reading

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Cedar Valley Voices: Wrapping Up

Today’s guest post is by Larry Hodgden of Tipton. Larry is a retired Viet Nam era veteran of the USAF. He and his  wife of 40 years, Sharon, have three children and seven grandchildren who keep him very busy. Family, … Continue reading

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