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George W. Bush's Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Leavitt addresses members of the American Legislative Exchange Council Thursday, July 29, 2004. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 15, 2014 | Eye on ALEC

ALEC’s guiding principle–supporting big business–turns the small-c conservative ideal of individual liberty and local control on its head. Continue reading

Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
May 8, 2014 | Money & Politics

The billionaire casino mogul is using it to fight off competition to his gambling business, but what’s next? Continue reading

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May 5, 2014 | Blog

The influential right-wing lobbying group is seeking out friendly state attorneys and encouraging them to sue the EPA. Continue reading

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May 5, 2014 | News & Notes

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

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April 18, 2014 | Blog

Polls show that living wage hikes and paid sick leave bills are popular. So corporate lobbyists have found a workaround. Continue reading

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April 17, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

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April 16, 2014 | Blog

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April 7, 2014 | Activism

Paid sick days leave everyone healthier and happier (except maybe a few corporations). Continue reading

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March 7, 2014 | Blog

ALEC is preparing to launch a new nationwide network that will seek to replicate its influence within state legislatures in city councils and municipalities. Continue reading

Gloria Wist of Lady Lake, Fla., with the Association of Mature Americans, poses for a portrait while attending the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) CPAC
March 7, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

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March 4, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, House Speaker Thom Tillis greets Representative-elects during an orientation session for new House members at the Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 3, 2014 | Blog

About one-third of North Carolina lawmakers are members of the business-backed, limited-government group Alec. Continue reading

Protesters rally during "Moral Monday" demonstrations on Halifax Mall outside the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, July 8, 2013. Nearly 700 people, led by the North Carolina Chapter of the NAACP, have been arrested over the past 10 weeks of the legislative session while protesting against policies being enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 3, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Big money has moved North Carolina far to the right politically but citizen protesters are fighting back against “extremist policies.” See why the conflict unfolding in North Carolina could be a testing ground for what’s to come in every state. Continue reading

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December 19, 2013

Big money has moved North Carolina far to the right politically but citizen protesters are fighting back against “extremist policies.” See why the conflict unfolding in North Carolina could be a testing ground for what’s to come in every state. Watch the full show now »

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Pennsylvania House of Representatives Chamber. (AP Photo/Kalim A. Bhatti)
December 11, 2013 | Blog

Commentary: American Legislative Exchange Council’s behind-the-scenes influence peddling should be getting more attention from the Washington press corp. Continue reading

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