“The corporate lobbying network American Legislative Exchange Council, commonly known as ALEC, is seeking to extend its brand of aggressive privatization and tax cuts to the local level,” the Guardian newspaper reported. While ALEC is focused at the state level, the new offshoot organization, the American City County Exchange, will be focused on cities and counties. Here is a hint that the organizations will share the same goals: Seminar topics at the ACCE convention last week in Dallas included privatization and “releasing local governments from the grip of collective bargaining.”
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