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Merck Opts Out of American Legislative Exchange Council

Friday, September 14, 2012

New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company Merck has decided to part ways with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a non-profit group that works to influence policy by bringing stakeholders together and creating model legislation.

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Opinion: How Should Progressives Handle Wisconsin Loss? Take Cues from GOP

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Even when they lose a race, conservatives get right back to promoting the ideas their losing candidate ran on. Progressives should do the same post-Wisconsin.

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Opinion: Paycheck Fairness Act Key to Progressive Full-Court Press

Monday, June 04, 2012

With the recent push for the Paycheck Fairness Act, a progressive and important idea is actually driving the debate. Now's not the time to slow down.

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Explainer: Why Don't Non-Profits Lose Their Tax-Exempt Status for Lobbying?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Non-profits can lose their tax-exempt status if they engage in lobbying, but the rules are vague enough that most political activities go unpunished.

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Opinion: ALEC Explained - Why the Conservative Group isn't Going Away

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Not many people knew about ALEC -- the American Legislative Exchange Council -- before this uproar, and most people probably imagine they won't hear much more. The truth is, though, that ALEC isn't small, the campaign to pressure it wasn't quick and the story isn't just a ripple.

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