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My view: ALEC coverage a disservice to Utah

A new report by the American Legislative Exchange Council giving high praise to Utah’s economic successes has recently received significant but uncritical attention in Utah’s press. Maryann Martindale, executive director of the Alliance for a Better UTAH, penned the following op-ed to draw attention to the lopsided coverage. The Deseret News published an editorial (“How

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Gagging on AG-GAG

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. –Gandhi A few weeks ago, I returned to vegetarianism. Having been a vegetarian on and off for years, since my mid-teens, I’ve struggled with the contradiction between my love of animals and my love for bacon. There

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LISTEN: Better UTAH Talks “ALEC” On KCPW

Parts 1 & 2 are below, featuring Better UTAH Communications Director, Eric Ethington. Although we were originally scheduled to debate the conservative Sutherland Institute, the night before the broadcast they withdrew from the debate and opted instead to respond to us rather than debate us directly. In the interest of balance, we would encourage you

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ALEC conservatives reject charges of corporate cronyism

The American Legislative Exchange Council has found itself in the crosshairs of a national campaign from critics, but lawmakers attending the annual conference in Salt Lake City this week say they won’t be intimidated… … Twenty-five corporate sponsors have abandoned ALEC in recent months amid the public scrutiny, fueled by groups like Common Cause, the

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Better UTAH Founder Josh Kanter Gives His Take On ALEC In The Deseret News

Much has been written about the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, as that organization arrives in Salt Lake City for its national conference. ALEC supporters focus on the organization’s founding principles — support of free markets and limited government. Those principles are laudable, and I accept them as authentic. Critics, however, note that ALEC’s

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ALEC Dumped By GM, Walgreens

The list of major corporations severing ties with right-wing public policy group American Legislative Exchange Council continues to grow with Thursday’s announcement that General Motors and Walgreen Co. have dropped their memberships, according to reports. … “We routinely evaluate our support for a variety of organizations,” said Greg Martin, a GM spokesman, according to Bloomberg. “As such,

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NEW VIDEO: The ALEC Rock

“ALEC Rock” Produced by Mark Fiore (http://www.markfiore.com), The ALEC Exposed Project (http://www.alecexposed.org) and Alliance for a Better Utah (https://betterutah.org)

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