Report: Lawmaking Under The Influence Of Very Special Interests

A new report from Progress Florida and the Center for Media and Democracy describes how an out-of-state agenda is peddled in Tallahassee by local special interest groups with close ties to the controversial American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), whose financial backers seek to move cookie-cutter legislation in Florida and other states.  

This report follows up on a report issued last year by Progress Florida, the Center for Media and Democracy, Florida Watch, People for the American Way, and Common Cause titled “ALEC in Florida.” That report chronicled the undue influence ALEC – a shadowy out-of-state corporate front group – holds over public policy in the Sunshine State.