Posts tagged ‘ALEC’

April 25, 2012

Daily Scoop Xtra: Jindal reshaped Louisiana’s school system with ALEC’s blueprints

Gov. Bobby Jindal has remade the Louisiana public schools system with impressive speed over the past legislative session. Last week, he signed into law a suite of landmark reform bills that will likely change the direction of public education in Louisiana forever. But not all change is good, and critics say both Jindal’s agenda and the strategy to move it come right from the playbook of conservative advocacy group ALEC, in an effort to revive Jindal’s national political profile.

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April 6, 2012

Daily Scoop Xtra: The Kochs’ very bad week

Coming on the heals of Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers exodus, the Koch brothers are experiencing their own particularly troubling public relations crisis, as if they there were ever in good standing with the left-leaning side of the political spectrum. Along with the burgeoning problems they have come face to face with here in this piece, the brothers’ affiliated organizations  are coming under fire for their questionable dealings with federal and state representatives.

From a damning documentary to a federal investigation, the arch-conservative brothers find themselves in hot water.

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