Tag Archives: American Legislative Exchange Council

Dissent or Terror: How the Nation’s Counter Terrorism Apparatus, in Partnership with Corporate America, Turned on Occupy Wall Street

May 20, 2013 DBA Press and the Center for Media and Democracy release the result of a year-long investigation: “Dissent or Terror: How the Nation’s Counter Terrorism Apparatus, In Partnership With Corporate America, Turned on Occupy Wall Street.” The report, … Continue reading

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Buying Influence: how the American Legislative Exchange Council uses corporate-funded “scholarships” to send lawmakers on trips with corporate lobbyists

DBA Press, Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) and Common Cause release report detailing national ALEC ‘scholarship fund’ spending Download Report. “Buying Influence: how the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) uses corporate-funded ‘scholarships’ to send lawmakers on trips with corporate … Continue reading

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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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Investigative report: “Quid pro Status Quo: ALEC and State-Sanctioned Corruption in Ohio

Quid pro Status Quo: ALEC and State-Sanctioned Corruption in Ohio By Beau Hodai, May, 2012 Download report in PDF format View source materials directory for this article Part 1: Legislative Service with a Smile “Quid pro quo: something given or … Continue reading

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This is what censorship sounds like

April 23, 2011 On Monday, April 23, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) held a¬†telephonic press conference to discuss what the group referred to as “the latest harassment tactic against ALEC by liberal front groups.” DBA Press founder, Beau Hodai, … 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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