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2014-03-18 16:21:34

ALEC's anti-rooftop solar campaigns defeated in Washington and Utah SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) today announced two new wins for rooftop solar in 2014 as the public continues to defeat attacks from anti-solar utilities, their national trade association Electric Institute (EEI), and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). In Utah and the state of Washington, solar advocates preserved net metering with zero...

2012-12-17 16:22:07

In-depth report details the economic impact of mineral resource development WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has released a report exploring the strategic and economic importance of mineral resource development to the United States. Dig It! Rare Earth and Uranium Mining Potential in the States details rare earth and uranium mining reserves and production, reviews permitting and regulatory hurdles, estimates the economic...

2012-12-12 12:24:14

ALEC 2013: Jobs, Innovation and Opportunity in the States focuses on policies to get Americans back to work WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has unveiled its key legislative priorities for 2013 aimed at helping states achieve economic growth and create jobs. With unemployment remaining stubbornly high and most Americans worrying about pocketbook issues like jobs, retirement security and rising healthcare costs, ALEC...

2012-12-04 12:22:07

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study finds that state tax and regulatory policies recommended by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) fail to promote stronger job creation or income growth, and actually predict a worse performance. Since ALEC first published its annual Rich States, Poor States study with its Economic Outlook Ranking in 2007, states that were rated better have actually done worse economically. Those are the key findings of "Selling...

2012-05-16 02:25:40

Gramm/Rollins op-ed in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal defends ALEC against recent attacks AUSTIN, Texas, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent attacks on the American Legislative Exchange Council stem from its critics' fundamental opposition to limited government and economic freedom, write the Texas Public Policy Foundation's top leaders in today's Wall Street Journal. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100713/TPPFLOGO ) The op-ed, "Why the Left Wants to...

2012-04-23 06:25:49

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alan P. Dye, legal counsel to the American Legislation Exchange Council (ALEC), issued the following statement in response to the frivolous IRS complaint by Common Cause against ALEC: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120411/DC85669LOGO ) "The attacks on the American Legislative Exchange Council are based on patently false claims being made by liberal front groups that differ with ALEC on philosophical terms....

2012-04-17 14:21:26

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's decision not to renew our membership with American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was made in February 2012 as part of our budgeting process, and was independent of any outreach or campaign by another organization." The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 38 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies...

2012-04-17 10:23:06

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chip Rogers, Georgia State Senate Majority Leader and Treasurer of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), issued the following statement today: "When I began my career in public service, I believed I could make a meaningful difference by promoting pro-growth policies so that Georgia becomes the most business friendly state in the nation, creating jobs, and allowing our citizens to keep more of what they earn. These reasons are...

2012-04-17 10:22:26

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Steve McDaniel, Tennessee State Representative and board member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), issued the following statement today: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120411/DC85669LOGO) "I can say with confidence that there are few organizations that have done more to impact free market policies and strengthen individual liberties than ALEC. I am proud to be a partner with such a successful...

2012-04-13 10:21:03

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ron Scheberle, Executive Director of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), issued the following statement today in response to the motives behind the intimidation campaign against its members: "The true motives behind the liberal attack machine are becoming clearer each day. "At a time when Washington is gridlocked, the real legislative activity is happening in the states. This week, ALEC released its annual study, Rich...