How the Right dominates state politics
August 10, 2005
Chris Kromm over at Facing South points readers to an excellent article about how the American Legislative Exchange Council, the main right-wing group in state politics, uses its corporate-conservative infrastructure to influence local politics: "Especially in the South, the right often seems uncannily organized and effective in promoting a core set of legislation, even in the face of broad opposition among the public and other lawmakers. ... Up until now, progressives haven't had a powerful counterpart to ALEC -- something which David Sirota and others plan to change next week with the launching of PLAN, the Progressive Legislative Action Network. For progressive lawmakers -- and all who want more progressive policy -- it's a very welcome development."