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Forum Post: ALEC in Florida

Posted 2 years ago on April 30, 2012, 10:32 a.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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[-] 2 points by Toynbee (656) from Savannah, GA 2 years ago
  • How about requiring public officials and elected representatives of "We the People" to disclose any legislation they are pushing or introducing that was drafted by ALEC?

  • Sunshine is the best disinfectant.

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

1.) That may be possible, but we need to get them out of office first.

2.) In Florida, the sunshine seems to be breeding a nasty political infection.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26662) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

shooz - always so helpful. I like your attitude.

[-] 1 points by OccNoVi (415) 2 years ago

Post excepts. Why not?

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Because some folks just need to learn how to follow links.

There's a wealth of info there, that doesn't edit well.

[-] 1 points by OccNoVi (415) 2 years ago

It's called a teaser. For example :::

Yesterday, Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) unveiled the members of his task force assigned to investigate the effects of the state’s “Stand Your Ground” laws that have come under intense scrutiny and criticism in recent weeks after the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin.

But critics were quick to notice some of the curious appointments made by Gov. Scott’s selection committee.

Take State Representative Dennis Baxley for instance. He was chosen as a member of the task force despite the fact that he authored H.B 249, Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. His version of the bill was used by corporate front-group ALEC as a template for similar pieces of legislation that are now in the books in half the country. And in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, Baxley has repeatedly defended the law.

Two other lawmakers, State Senators David Simmons (R) and Gary Siplin (D), were part of the state senate that unanimously passed the senate’s version of the bill. Rep. Jason Brodeur, another co-sponsor of the House bill, is also a member of ALEC. Of the four lawmakers appointed to the 17-person task force, all of them voted for or co-sponsored the Stand Your Ground law.

The task force’s bias towards supporters of the Stand Your Ground law is easily explained........

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

In Florida, half the panel put in place to investigate the SYG law are members of ALEC and supported it in the first place.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/04/20/468444/half-the-lawmakers-on-florida-stand-your-ground-task-force-are-alec-members-all-supported-stand-your-ground/