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ALEC: the unseen hand behind conservative legislation in all 50 states?

07/20/11 Robert Lorei
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Last week the non profit Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) made public available over 800 “model” bills and resolutions secretly voted on by corporate and legislative members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The bills were provided to state legislatures as a way to advance the agenda of corporations- including giant oil, tobacco, railroad and chemical companies. ALEC was created by conservative activist Paul Weyrich in 1973. ALEC has become the premier institution...

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