The ALEC Swampland

Though ALEC has an uneasy relationship with President Trump, they haven't hesitated in adopting his "drain the swamp" rhetoric when extolling their plans to amend the federal constitution, repeal workers' rights or gut social safety net programs.

Big Coal Burns Bright at ALEC Conference

By Rep. Chris Taylor (D-WI)

Save the Ice, or Lose the Rice

Guest contributor Alex Carlin says the Climate Time Bomb is ticking while Trump walks away from the Paris agreement and he contends it's worse than you may think (but there's hope)...

Betsy DeVos and Issue of College Sexual Assault Take Center Stage at ALEC in Denver

A massive blue grizzly will be looking on as Betsy DeVos headlines the 44th ALEC conference in Denver.

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There is a "sucker punch" aspect of this entire episode, that has been used in the past, that makes it doubly despicable. The now dead open records issue was so completely outrageous and unexpected that it served its intended purpose – to draw attention away from the many other very contentious and controversial aspects of this budget. And that was exactly what Walker and the majority Republicans wanted to happen.

--Jay Heck, Common Cause in Wisconsin

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