ALEC http://wfpl.org en National Progressive Group Targets Kentucky Lawmakers for ALEC Ties http://wfpl.org/post/national-progressive-group-targets-kentucky-lawmakers-alec-ties <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; ">A national progressive organization that&#39;s pressuring Democrats to drop their memberships in a conservative nonprofit is now operating in Kentucky.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 17:06:05 +0000 Kenny Colston 471 at http://wfpl.org Several State Senate Democrats Remain ALEC Members http://wfpl.org/post/several-state-senate-democrats-remain-alec-members <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Several Democrats in the Kentucky Senate have held on to their memberships in the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, despite national blowback against the group for its conservative model laws.</p><p>ALEC has been criticized for drafting conservative state laws, such as Florida&#39;s Stand Your Ground measure, and then helping lawmakers pass them. Until this year, 10 of the 15 Democratic state senators in Kentucky were members of ALEC. Six have recently allowed their memberships to be automatically renewed by the Legislative Research Commission.</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 15:48:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 389 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky ALEC Co-Chair Says Challenge to Tax Exemption Unlikely to Change IRS Status http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-alec-co-chair-says-challenge-tax-exemption-unlikely-change-irs-status <p>&nbsp;</p><p>A national battle between two legislative groups has reached Kentucky.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 19:19:44 +0000 Kenny Colston 115 at http://wfpl.org