In the 2010 midterm election, Republicans won complete legislative control of twenty-one states and the American Legislative Exchange Council was right there with model legislation to help them push through a radical right-wing agenda. Funded by billionaires like the Koch brothers, ALEC has provided the template for more than 800 bills aimed at undermining environmental protection, privatizing education, busting unions and curbing government regulation.

The Nation‘s John Nichols and the Center for Media and Democracy’s Lisa Graves joined MSNBC’s The Ed Show to discuss a new joint investigation into the organization’s funding, political agenda and legislative impact.  

Kevin Donohoe