Tag Archives: ALEC model legislation

America Eats its Young: Arizona communities embrace use of private prison employees in drug raids at public schools

By Beau Hodai, November 27, 2012 An unsettling trend appears to be underway in Arizona: the use of private prison employees in law enforcement operations. The state has graced national headlines in recent years as the result of its cozy … Continue reading

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DBA Press releases ALEC centralized source materials directory

DBA Press and the Center for Media and Democracy are pleased to announce the release of the “ALEC centralized source materials archive.” This archive contains well over 10,000 pages of documents gathered from the offices of ALEC public sector chairs … Continue reading

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ALEC Accountability Act set for introduction in Arizona

Possible legislative fix for ALEC problem moves forward in Arizona Beau Hodai, DBA Press/In These Times, January, 2012 Jump to source materials archive for this story. A call for accountability With the 2012 legislative season and yet another episode of … Continue reading

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Inside ALEC: naked contempt for the press and public in Scottsdale

Inside ALEC: naked contempt for the press and public in Scottsdale By Beau Hodai: DBA Press/PR Watch (of the Center for Media and Democracy)/In These Times January, 2012 “Mr. Hodai had a history at the conference– not a very pleasant … Continue reading

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