September 9, 2016

Slate, September 9, 2016 By Henry Grabar Pre-emption has become the most powerful statehouse tactic of our time. In May 2011, Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker approved Senate Bill 23, which prohibited the state’s municipalities from enacting paid sick leave laws. From the outside, it might’ve appeared as if he was …

December 14, 2015

PR Watch December 14, 2015 by Lauren Kuby Much like plastic debris makes its way into the innocent stomachs of our wildlife, I recently found myself in the belly of the proverbial beast—the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC held its annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, the first week in December …

July 21, 2015

Huffington Post July 20, 2015 by Mary Bottari This week, the American Legislative Exchange Council, or “ALEC,” will bring together hundreds of corporate lobbyists with state and local politicians at a posh hotel in San Diego for the group’s annual meeting. ALEC alum Scott Walker, who has signed over 20 ALEC bills …