Friday, July 22, 2011

How legislation in the U.S. is often written

NPR's Fresh Air of July 21 has a long interview with John Nichols, a political reporter for The Nation, on the relationship that state-based legislators have with a group called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC is a group that brings together state legislators and representatives of corporations to draft model bills that can then be introduced at the state level of government. Nichols' article is here.
32 min 17 sec, transcript available here.
The national chairman of ALEC responds to Nichols' report here.
13 min 10 sec, transcript available here.