Wisconsin Lawmaker Calls Out Corporate Front Group ALEC For Writing School Privatization Bill (video)

Source: Zaid Jilani, Republic Report, March 8, 2012

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is the most powerful corporate front group you’ve never heard of … But one Wisconsin lawmaker is not content with allowing a corporate front group to secretly write his state’s laws. Rep. Mark Pocan (D) decided to join ALEC — its legislative umbrella includes nearly one-third of state legislators — and gain access to the template bills it was writing. When the legislature began to consider AB 110, which allows for special taxpayer subsidies for private schools for special needs children. Pocan took to the floor of the Wisconsin House and noted that the text of this bill that provides for a huge blanket taxpayer giveaway to the private school industry was remarkably similar to an ALEC template bill. Pocan obtained an e-mail trail of ALEC representatives to Republican staffers. These staffers then pushed for AB110. … Watch Pocan call out ALEC:

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