News Articles By Rebekah Wilce

16 December 2013
This article is an excerpt of the Center for Media and Democracy's new report, "EXPOSED: The State Policy Network: The Powerful Right-Wing Network Helping to Hijack State Politics and Government."... more
12 December 2013
The Madison Group, the predecessor to the State Policy Network (SPN) -- which was exposed recently in a Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) report, followed by the release of funding proposals... more
05 December 2013
The Guardian published a set of coordinated fundraising proposals from State Policy Network (SPN) members today that confirm many of these groups' intent to change state laws and policies, referring... more
05 December 2013
The State Policy Network (SPN), a web of pressure groups in all 50 states that call themselves "think tanks" while dramatically influencing state law, is a powerful and stealthy ally of the American... more
02 December 2013
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) meets in Washington, DC this week for its "States and Nation Policy Summit," which is one of the ways ALEC crafts and pushes its legislative agenda... more
22 November 2013
The Center for Media and Democracy is re-releasing this reporters' guide, originally published in April 2013, in conjunction with our new report, "EXPOSED: The State Policy Network: The Powerful... more
19 November 2013
The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) is publishing this excerpt from our new report, "EXPOSED: The State Policy Network -- The Powerful Right-Wing Network Helping to Hijack State Politics and... more
06 November 2013
After a barrage of ads, Washington voters slid from a 66 percent show of support for labeling genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food six weeks ago to defeating the state's Initiative 522 for... more
01 November 2013
Maximus, Inc. collected $3.4 million from the state of Wisconsin in consulting fees over the five-year period from 2004 to 2009, and now it turns out that the questionable advice the company gave may... more
29 October 2013
The for-profit company Waste Management (WM) has recently been embroiled in a trashy dispute with the city of Mobile, Alabama. The Mobile Solid Waste Authority alleged in mid-August that WM was in... more

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