Dayton thwarts GOP attempt to pass ALEC legislation; more corporations sever ties with ALEC
ALEC is having trouble getting its legislation signed into law thanks to Governor Dayton’s veto pen. The GOP-controlled Legislature keeps sending ALEC model legislation Dayton’s way, but the governor has stood strong, recognized the thinly veiled proposals and has prevented ALEC from dominating the 2012 session:
In addition, two fast food giants, McDonald’s and Wendy’s, as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are the newest ALEC members to sever ties with the conservative non-profit:
It is clear that ALEC is feeling the heat, as it released a statement blaming the recent departure on an “intimidation” campaign:
Sounds like ALEC does not handle public scrutiny well.
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