The legislation, SB 33, is modeled after an ALEC proposal, and its corporate backers are big contributors to the Republican party and legislators in Ohio.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos held a roundtable on “education freedom” with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) yesterday at the ALEC States and Nation Policy Summit to promote her controversial and costly Education Freedom Scholarships proposal.
The American Legislative Exchange Council returns to the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona for its annual States and Nation Policy Summit this week.
Corporate pay-to-play group appears to pursue a growing alliance with Christian Right groups.
In a press release, the Governor echoed oil and gas industry talking points, which the Center for Media and Democracy revealed earlier, saying, “Today, I signed Assembly Bill 426, which aims to ensure each energy provider is treated the same under the law while still protecting the right to exercise free speech and the right to assembly.”
Two-thirds of the money Charles Koch Foundation distributed in 2018 went to universities and colleges.
Bill pushed by big oil and ALEC would chill environmental protests with the threat of harsh jail terms and fines.
Many of the task force legislative members will be attending ALEC’s Life Sciences Academy this week with undisclosed drug industry representatives.
The Wisconsin bill echoes similar “critical infrastructure protection” model bills pushed out by the American Legislative Exchange Council and the Council of State Governments over the last two years.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is up to it again: promoting new ways to restrict political representation and under one of the central foundations of American democracy.