Wednesday, June 29, 2011

KUDO's to Marcia Moody (D-NH)

Marcia Moody is the first legislator to take a stand against ALEC legislation - PUBLICLY - in an op ed that was reported on DKos this morning.  This is an important read!!!!

This takes guts - and I applaud this woman.

Hopefully she has started a trend and more legislators will have the cojones to stand up to ALEC and challenge them.

KUDO's Marcia Moody

from the editorial -
The group lavishly wines and dines lawmakers while giving them a chance to "collaborate on legislation" previously researched and introduced by the policy groups of its corporate members. For example, Speaker of the House William O'Brien wouldn't sign off on the budget until he returned from a meeting in Washington, D.C., with the Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute and the tobacco industry. Then, in the budget meeting, he demanded that the N.H. tobacco tax be cut by 10 cents a pack. This is going to cost New Hampshire at least $30 million in lost revenues during the next biennium. According to ALEC in 2009, there were 826 "model bills" introduced in state legislatures, 115 of those bills were enacted into law.

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