The influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has not diminished despite recent corporate defections, Bill Moyers said Friday, or attempts to curb it with legislation like the ALEC Accountability Act.
The bill, Moyers said in a report on Moyers and Company, “has gone nowhere. ALEC, on the other hand, is still everywhere. Still hiding in plain sight. Watch for it. Coming soon to a statehouse near you.”
The group has earned a reputation as a “bill mill” that puts together legislation friendly to corporations and handing it to associated state lawmakers for them to pass off as their own. In the report, Lisa Graves, executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy, showed Moyers a box full of more than 850 bills to be used.
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