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Tag Archives: American Legislative Exchange Council

Former U.S. drug czar Bennett: Colorado will come to regret legalizing marijuana

Those who oppose the legalization of marijuana are losing the battle, says the nation’s first drug czar, William Bennett, who served in that capacity under […]...

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July 24, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

ALEC Day 2: Betsy DeVos says school choice “is good politics because it’s good policy”

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos became the first member of the Trump administration to visit Denver, speaking Thursday to a noontime luncheon at the […]...

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July 20, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

ALEC in Colorado, Day 1: Protest and policy making

It might not be the smoke-filled rooms of old, where politicians hammered out deals in secret— but that’s only because smoking isn’t allowed in public […]...

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July 19, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Updated: Betsy DeVos is coming to Denver Thursday to speak to the conservative group ALEC — and protesters are ready

Updated, July 18: U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s public schedule shows she will be in Denver Thursday to speak at the annual meeting of the American Legislative […]...

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July 17, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Secretive lobbying group heads to Denver next week. Here’s what you need to know

Updated to add statement from Rep. Leslie Herod of Denver. As a powerful organization backed by some of the nation’s wealthiest conservative families prepares to […]...

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July 13, 2017 Campaign Finance, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix
What’s ALEC? And why are so many Colorado lawmakers hooked on its ideas?

What’s ALEC? And why are so many Colorado lawmakers hooked on its ideas?

At least nine Republican lawmakers from Colorado are meeting this week with a secretive national group focused on crafting ready-to-go conservative legislation. And next year, that […]...

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July 29, 2016 Blog, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Microsoft to ALEC: Buh-bye

  Microsoft has cut its ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative public-policy lobbying group, CNET reports. The group’s lobbying efforts to block […]...

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August 20, 2014 Just In, Uncategorized
Private water industry group steadfast in support for ALEC

Private water industry group steadfast in support for ALEC

An influential trade association representing companies that provide water services to one in four Americans says it will continue its membership with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative group that has worked with the energy industry to create loophole-filled...

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May 3, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
DeGette rallies state civil rights activists to spotlight, counteract new GOP voter laws

DeGette rallies state civil rights activists to spotlight, counteract new GOP voter laws

DENVER-- Colorado Democratic Congresswoman Diana DeGette and representatives of the state's top civil rights organizations this weekend railed against efforts by Republican lawmakers and officials around the country to recast voter rules. Flooded with pale mountain sun on the...

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December 12, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

Under fire in Colo for lack of transparency, Stapleton in DC argues for more transparency

Progressive politics coalition Campaign for a Strong Colorado says state Treasurer Walker Stapleton should follow the advice he provided to the U.S. House Ways and Means committee this week when he argued in favor of the Public Employee...

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May 6, 2011 Center Well, Politics

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Colorado’s voter data dump goes to the Trump task force on July 31

On Monday, July 31, Colorado will send publicly available personal information about its 3.7 million voters to an election task force set up by President […]

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