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The Utah ALEC Report

What exactly has ALEC done to Utah? Who are the legislators who are members? Where can I see examples of Utah lawmakers using ALEC bills? This full and comprehensive report is the result of months of work and answers all those questions and more. Feel free to read it below or download it! Utah ALEC

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ALEC, Tech and the Telecom Wars: Killing America’s Telecom Utilities

All eyes are on Salt Lake City Utah this week (July 23 to 28, 2012) as a group called ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council is having its 39th annual meeting. This year ALEC will be greeted by other ALEC enthusiasts, such as the Alliance for a Better Utah. As they put it, ALEC’s legislative proposals “…would

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Better UTAH Founder Josh Kanter Joins KRCL To Talk “ALEC”

  SALT LAKE CITY, UT (KRCL) – The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is coming to Salt Lake City for their annual convention. ALEC connects big corporations with law-makers across the country to draft so-called “model legislation” to be adopted by state governments. Jesse welcomes Josh Kanter from the Alliance for a Better Utah (betterutah.org),

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Utah Lawmaker Resigns From ALEC – Better UTAH Applauds Her Decision

Representative Christine Watkins (D, Price) sent out a press release this morning announcing her resignation from ALEC. Saying: “The level of secrecy and removal of the public from the lawmaking process ALEC fosters is something I simply cannot ignore.” Better UTAH responded to Representative Watkins’ announcement, applauding her for making the right choice for the

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Billboards Warn Utahns “ALEC Is Coming”

  For most Utahns, and Americans in general, the name “Alec” brings a Baldwin to mind, but for a growing number of activists, the name is a reference to a shadow government, one that hooks politicians up with deep-pocketed corporate interests. A new billboard campaign is looking to encourage Utahns to find out more about

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Better UTAH Launches Statewide ALEC Billboard Campaign

For Immediate Release: Monday, June 25, 2012 Better Utah Launches ALEC Billboard Campaign _________________________________________________________________________ Salt Lake City – Prior to next month’s conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Salt Lake City, the Alliance for a Better UTAH has launched a statewide billboard campaign designed to educate the public on the realities of

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Group Says ALEC Shutting Down Dissent

By Robert Gehrke: The Alliance for a Better UTAH is accusing the American Legislative Exchange Council of using its clout to silence dissent at its upcoming annual conference in Salt Lake City. The alliance sought to rent space in the Little America Hotel, where it could host speakers and information about ALEC’s influence on state

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RELEASE: ALEC forbids Little America Hotel to rent space to Better UTAH

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 7, 2012 ALEC forbids Little America hotel to rent space to Better UTAH _________________________________________________________________________ The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will hold their annual conference in Salt Lake City this July. The ALEC conference will be held at the Grand America Hotel and will also use space at the Little

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Better UTAH Beat episode 4! May 29, 2012

Episode 4 of the Better UTAH Beat! Mike Lee’s short-sale highlights the underlying flaws with his “Balanced Budget Amendment” arguments. Candidate Mia Love shows extreme hypocrisy with her “lower taxes” rhetoric. Alliance for a Better UTAH launches our “Kick ALEC Out” initiative

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