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The Role of ALEC in Writing Our Laws [VIDEO]

Just last week ProgressVA, along with some great progressive allies, participated in a forum on the corporate front group the American Legislative Exchange Council and their role in writing our laws....

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Live from Salt Lake City…it’s your legislators at “work”

Next week, at least 12 Virginia legislators will head to Salt Lake City, Utah to meet with corporate lobbyists behind closed doors at the 39th Annual American Legislative Exchange Council conference....

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My Week at ALEC, Part 1: Lobbyists, Golf and Gifts, Oh My!

(Thanks to Anna Scholl of ProgressVA for this report! – promoted by lowkell) Opulent chandeliers. A 5 Diamond resort. And corporate lobbyists everywhere. The legislators attending the American...

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My Week at ALEC Part 2: Their Agenda

(Thanks once again to Anna Scholl of ProgressVA for this report! – promoted by lowkell) The week before ALEC’s annual conference, ProgressVA and Virginians for Responsible Gun Laws requested meetings...

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My Week at ALEC Pt 3: The Progressive Pushback

With all the hubbub and activity at the Grand American hotel in Salt Lake City last week, you’d be forgiven for thinking ALEC would have had the Utah stage to themselves. Well, not quite. Even...

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Virginia: Be Forewarned How Quickly and Severely a State Can Go Down the Tubes

I didn’t move to North Carolina for its politics. But I must confess it was one of the things that buoyed me as I prepared to leave Virginia after 30 years to be nearer to family. Despite the recent...

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More Reasons Not to NC Virginia: You’ve Still Got Time to Get This Election...

Virginians are at least one or two steps ahead of us North Carolinians. OK, maybe more. We are in no position to make suggestions, I know. But Virginia has a unique chance to at least hold one house...

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New Report Finds that ALEC, Dominion, Other “Corporate Polluters Undermining...

I just got off a conference call with Center for Media and Democracy Executive Director Lisa Graves, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter Chair Seth Heald, Virginia Delegate Richard “Rip” Sullivan (D-48) and...

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What Virginia Speaker Bill “ALEC” Howell Leaves Out of His Statement on Bob...

See anything missing here from ALEC Board member and Virginia House Speaker Bill “Legalized Corruption” Howell? The strength of the American legal system is measured not by the guilty convictions it...

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Just a Few Reasons Why I Say Good Riddance to Bill “ALEC” Howell as Virginia...

Valerie Garner of the Roanoke Free Press actually broke the news two weeks ago that Virginia House Speaker Bill “ALEC” Howell would be stepping down after the current General Assembly session, but now...

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Dominion Remains in Extremist ALEC as ExxonMobil Joins “exodus of firms from...

How horrible is Dominion Energy? Here are a few recent news items that basically answer the question, but you can decide for yourself. Enjoy! First off, yesterday Reuters reported that ExxonMobil just...

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My Week at ALEC, Part 1: Lobbyists, Golf and Gifts, Oh My!

(Thanks to Anna Scholl of ProgressVA for this report! – promoted by lowkell) Opulent chandeliers. A 5 Diamond resort. And corporate lobbyists everywhere. The legislators attending the American...

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My Week at ALEC Part 2: Their Agenda

(Thanks once again to Anna Scholl of ProgressVA for this report! – promoted by lowkell) The week before ALEC’s annual conference, ProgressVA and Virginians for Responsible Gun Laws requested meetings...

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My Week at ALEC Pt 3: The Progressive Pushback

With all the hubbub and activity at the Grand American hotel in Salt Lake City last week, you’d be forgiven for thinking ALEC would have had the Utah stage to themselves. Well, not quite. Even...

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Virginia: Be Forewarned How Quickly and Severely a State Can Go Down the Tubes

I didn’t move to North Carolina for its politics. But I must confess it was one of the things that buoyed me as I prepared to leave Virginia after 30 years to be nearer to family. Despite the recent...

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More Reasons Not to NC Virginia: You’ve Still Got Time to Get This Election...

Virginians are at least one or two steps ahead of us North Carolinians. OK, maybe more. We are in no position to make suggestions, I know. But Virginia has a unique chance to at least hold one house...

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After Opponent Raises Issue, Fairfax County Board (Hunter Mill District)...

In Fairfax County’s Hunter Mill District, long-time supervisor Cathy Hudgins is retiring, and five Democrats –  Parker Messick, Shyamali Hauth, Laurie Dodd, Walter Alcorn and Maggie Parker – are...

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New Report Finds that ALEC, Dominion, Other “Corporate Polluters Undermining...

I just got off a conference call with Center for Media and Democracy Executive Director Lisa Graves, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter Chair Seth Heald, Virginia Delegate Richard “Rip” Sullivan (D-48) and...

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What Virginia Speaker Bill “ALEC” Howell Leaves Out of His Statement on Bob...

See anything missing here from ALEC Board member and Virginia House Speaker Bill “Legalized Corruption” Howell? The strength of the American legal system is measured not by the guilty convictions it...

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Just a Few Reasons Why I Say Good Riddance to Bill “ALEC” Howell as Virginia...

Valerie Garner of the Roanoke Free Press actually broke the news two weeks ago that Virginia House Speaker Bill “ALEC” Howell would be stepping down after the current General Assembly session, but now...

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