Where does the GOP get all this great and fabulous anti-teacher and anti-public school legislation? Do you think the Nevada conservatives are sitting around preparing for the next legislative session right now? Does the Nevada GOP write this conservative legislation for our state based on their constituency and the peoples’ needs in Nevada?
Naw, they aren’t that bright, they must be getting it from somewhere else, but where?
I’m kind of thinking they are getting these great ideas from outside of Nevada. I think it’s coming from a place far away named ALEC or American Legislative Exchange Council- the place of “model conservative legislation”. ALEC writes it up and inserts their corporation friendly, business based ideas into our Nevada law with the aid of the Nevada GOP who belong to ALEC.
What is ALEC you might ask? Well it’s conservative, very conservative, legislation writing machine funded by big money and corporations.
Here’s a little quote from the ALEC website: ALEC’s mission is to promote free markets, individual liberty, and federalism through its model legislation in the states.
Powerful Nevada GOP legislators have belonged or currently belong to ALEC.
ALEC makes old-fashioned lobbying obsolete. Once legislators return to their state with corporate-sponsored ALEC legislation in hand, the legislators themselves become “super-lobbyists” for ALEC’s corporate agenda, cutting out the middleman. Yet ALEC enjoys a 501(c)(3) classification, which allows it to keep its tax-exempt status while accepting grants from foundations, corporations, and other donors.
Like we didn’t have enough problems with ALEC . . . we also have a nasty little legislative NON-PROFIT lobbying machine NPRI. They are a branch of State Policy Network, a national group that creates legislation elsewhere and imports it into Nevada. They are fully funded and even had a special summer program for Koch fellows.
People came here this summer to practice being rich conservatives like Koch? Maybe they were converting State Policy Network “research” and “legislation” into documents that say NEVADA instead of FLORIDA.
We are just really lucky to have a particular nasty branch that takes money from the Koch Brothers and others as a charity and beats up the public education system with it directly.
GEE, nice charity work NPRI.
Both ALEC and NPRI get their legislation from “Outsiders”, most of whom haven’t never even stepped foot inside Nevada.
They aren’t people who live in Nevada. They don’t know us. They don’t have children attending our schools. What business do they have, coming up with laws for my state? Especially laws that hurt our public schools. How is anything they write going to be good for Nevada? They don’t live here or work here.
I guess it’s easier for someone living in Washington DC to write school killing legislation for a state if they don’t live in it. I have an idea! Why don’t these outsiders take their pretty little canned laws and implement them where they live!
ALEC and NPRI take a hike back to the place where your laws are written.
Leave Nevada alone – we can write our own laws.
Stay out of my state with your public school killing agenda.
I teach public school. Students are my special interest.