ALEC - The Backroom Where Laws Are Born

  • metta

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    Jul 11, 2015 3:59 AM GMT
    ALEC - The Backroom Where Laws Are Born

  • irishkcguy

    Posts: 780

    Jul 11, 2015 9:55 PM GMT
    John Oliver did a great piece on this.
  • oldfart

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    Jul 12, 2015 12:10 AM GMT
    Oh yeah, they write the laws in a great many states. Here in AZ there is also a nonprofit called the Center for Arizona Policy that writes laws and hands them to the reps who just pass them.

    It *appears* that a lot of the seed money in this is from the Koch brothers, as well donations from the like-minded. They do have a wildly disproportionate influence on the laws that get enacted.

    Drachmas anyone?