White nationalist statements and ties draw fire from many within GOP, but not ALEC.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) meets this week in Austin, the capital of the Lone Star State, for its 46th Annual Meeting at the posh JW Marriott hotel.
Texas tops chart for number of ALEC legislators, with 59 politicians tied to corporate bill mill, the local delegation might be the largest delegation at this week's meeting.
As corporate lobbyists and legislators prepare to gather in Austin, CMD and Common Cause release a report detailing the pay-to-play group's firm grip on Texas politics.
Two biggest private prison companies backing ALEC get millions in ICE contracts to run controversial immigrant detention camps, raising questions about who is paying for the tour and why.
Plastic Industry Association works with ALEC to block regulation of single-use plastics.
The American Legislative Exchange Council has gone on the record as supporting the right of workers to bargain collectively, and even strike, for better working conditions -- as long as they do it without a union.
The news of Comcast's departure was made public in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing calling for increased lobbying disclosure by Comcast.
The noted hate group is also a dues-paying member of ALEC, CMD has found.
Stephen Moore awaits his nomination to the Federal Reserve by Trump, who really wanted to get the band back together when he mentioned both Moore and Cain as his picks to the central bank.