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.
Rep. Matt Shea offered to gather information on political opponents for right-wing extremists advocating violence.
Stephen Moore, Trump's most recent appointment to the Federal Reserve Board, has served as the American Legislative Exchange Council's leading voice for austerity and anti-labor policies for over a decade.
ALEC switches "Legislator of the Week" award to a monthly award.