How did an ALEC anti-union “model bill” end up in a small town in Illinois?
With 32 governors proclaiming this week “School Choice Week,” #NationalSchoolChoiceWeek has become a big deal, and not by accident.
Yep, it’s true, #ExxonKnew. ExxonMobil has promoted climate change denial as a major funder of ALEC.
Twelve new reports released today expose the State Policy Network (SPN), an $83 million web of right-wing “think tanks” in every state across the country. Although SPN’s member organizations claim to be nonpartisan and independent, an in-depth investigation reveals that SPN and its state affiliates are major drivers of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)-backed corporate agenda in state houses nationwide, with deep ties to the Koch brothers and the national right-wing network of funders. The reports show how these groups masquerade as “think tanks,” and describe how some of them may be skirting tax laws while really orchestrating extensive lobbying and political operations to peddle their legislative agenda to state legislators, all while reporting little or no lobbying activities.