Michigan's budget crisis puts democracy on the chopping block

By Paul Abowd

Michigan's emergency manager law grants sweeping powers to unelected officials

Excerpts from this story referencing "Labor":

"… mpaign to repeal what they call a power grab that obstructs voting rights. Labor officials say the law is part of a nationwide effort by right-wing think t …"

Donors use charity to push free-market policies in states

By Paul Abowd

Charity acts as screen for conservative foundations that feed network of state-based think tanks, media outlets.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Florida":

"… used the money to incubate think tanks in Arkansas, Rhode Island and Florida, where it hosted its yearly gathering in November. One workshop touted pri …"

ALEC's decades of 'right-to-work' effort pay off in Michigan

By Paul Abowd

Think tank’s 32-year 'right-to-work' campaign succeeds in union stronghold

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitch Daniels":

"… slew of ALEC members sponsored the bill in Indiana, which Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels signed into law in February.Key parts of the Michigan law are identical to …"

National unions and Chamber of Commerce face off in Michigan

By Paul Abowd

Michigan’s emergency manager law, and labor’s future, up for a vote

ALEC anti-union push includes key players from Michigan, Arizona think tanks

By Paul Abowd

Goldwater Institute, Mackinac Center sponsored model bills at Charlotte summit

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jan Brewer":

"… iring practices for public sector workers did become law in May after Gov. Jan Brewer vowed to make it a legislative priority at a Scottsdale ALEC summit in 201 …"