Sunday, June 01, 2003

Molly Ivins on ALEC

I wish I could write like Molly Ivins. In this Alternet article, she brings up ALEC and its influence on the politics in Texas state government. She writes:
    "The real driving force behind this session is something I bet most of you have never heard of – ALEC. ALEC is the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate-funded, extremely right-wing group that sponsors conferences for state legislators and draws up model bills that are introduced all over the country. ALEC is particularly interested in privatizing government services and deregulating everything, and is anti-environment to an extent that's almost loopy."
I'd like to know more about ALEC, such as how much progress have they made in which states.