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    Wis. State Rep. Chris Taylor, August 9, 2013

    “My takeaway after spending two days at a conference is ALEC is a well-oiled machine," Taylor said Friday on her way back from the conference. "Putting the amount of money it has aside, the coordination and the infrastructure this group has in place is incredible. I was both fascinated and horrified by it.


    “In my observation, it was the corporations and the right-wing think tanks driving the agendas," Taylor said. "Corporations have as big a say as the legislators in the model legislation that is adopted (and then sent to state legislatures). It’s an incredible infrastructure. We have nothing like this on the left.”

    While Taylor was the only Democratic Wisconsin lawmaker at the ALEC conference, she saw several of her colleagues from across the aisle in Chicago. Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Wauwatosa; Rep. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater; Rep. Tyler August, R-Lake Geneva; Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette; Rep. Bill Kramer, R-Waukesha, were all in attendance.

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    Displaying a picture of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and seven GOP colleagues sitting opposite empty chairs in a conference room, Maddow cracked, “Nobody learned anything from the Republican National Convention last year.”

    by sailmaker on Tue Dec 03, 2013 at 12:38:50 PM PST

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