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    jan4insight, Ray Pensador

    Thanks so much for this diary.  

    And I am extremely happy that a wider audience has gotten informed about ALEC.

    Several years ago, we had dozens (and that's not hyperbole) of dreadful water bills introduced in our state legislature--bills that would have essentially deregulated water quality. There were some corporate lobbyists behind this, clearly--but the actual bills themselves came from ALEC.  

    Back then, our legislature was made up of about half-and-half Dems and Republicans--all conservative, but not by today's standards. (Nowadays, they're called "moderates.")

    Then in 2010 we had a big wave of Tea Party victories.  Now the moderate Repubs are in retreat for fear of being primaries, and Dems are irrelevant. Last session we had countless atrocious and extreme ALEC-orginated bills in the legislature.  

    This insanity must stop!  

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