The United States of ALEC

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This new Bill Moyers documentary shows how the private sector and state politicians are teaming up to enact laws that increase corporate profits at public expense without public knowledge. They're doing it in Montana, too. Right now.

 

Watch and wonder:

 

 

 

http://billmoyers.com/segment/united-states-of-alec/

 

Montana Legislators with ALEC ties:

 

House of Representatives

• Former Rep. Dennis Himmelberger (R) former State Chairman
• Rep. David Howard (R-60) Civil Justice Task Force [4]
• Former Rep. Gary MacLaren (R-89 State Chairman Health and Human Services Task Force (MacLaren ran in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 45 and was defeated in the June 5 primary election.)
• Former Rep. Ken Peterson (R-46) Civil Justice Task Force (did not seek reelection in 2012)
• Rep. Scott Reichner (R-9), State Chairman]; Communications and Technology Task Force
• Rep. Cary Smith (R-55), ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force member
• Rep. Wendy Warburton (R-34); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
• Rep. Roy Hollandsworth (R-28); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
• Former Rep. Bill James Beck, Sr. (R-6); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force (Beck ran in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 2. Beck was defeated by Dee L. Brown in the June 5 primary election.)
• Sen. Elsie M. Arntzen (R-27); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force

• Rep. Jesse A. O'Hara (R-18); Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force
• Rep. Dan D Skattum (R-62); Education Task Force
• Rep. Mark W. Blasdel (R-10); Education Task Force
• Former Rep. Gordon Hendrick (R-14); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force (did not seek reelection in 2012)
• Rep. Lee Randall (R-39); Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
• Former Rep. John Esp (R-61); Health and Human Services Task Force (did not seek reelection in 2012)
• Rep. Liz Bangerter (R-80); Health and Human Services Task Force
• Rep. Steve Lavin (R-8); Public Safety and Elections Task Force
• Former Rep. Tom McGillvray (R-50); Civil Justice Task Force (ineligible for reelection in 2012 due to term limits)
• Sen. Dee Brown (R-2)
• Former Rep. Michael More (R-70) (More ran for District 3 of the Montana Public Service Commission in 2012. He lost the Republican primary contest on June 5.)
• Rep. Mike Miller (R-84)
• Former Rep. Fran Wendelboe (R-1)
• Former Rep. Jim Rice (R), now sits on Montana Supreme Court
• Former Rep. Mike Foster

 

Senate
• Sen. Jeff Essmann (R-28)
• Sen. Bob Lake (R-44); Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force
• Sen. Llewelyn C. Jones (R-14); Communications and Technology Task Force
• Former Sen. Roy Brown (R-25)
• Former Sen. Ken Miller, former ALEC State Chair

 

 

 

 

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