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Forum Post: Model bills become point of contention at Minn. Capitol

Posted 6 years ago on Feb. 25, 2012, 5:03 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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"We ought to, as legislators, craft our own bills coming from what's important to the people of Minnesota," Sen. Terry Bonoff, a Minnetonka Democrat, told reporters Friday.

Governor Dayton raised the ALEC connection two weeks earlier, while explaining his veto of four civil lawsuit reform bills that had been opposed by a State Supreme Court task force.

"Three of the four bills come right from this manual, the Tort Reform Boot Camp, published by the American Legislative exchange council, or ALEC."

Common Cause of Minnesota released a report earlier in the month showing side-by-side comparisons of ALEC model bills and those introduced by the Republican majority in the Minnesota legislature.

In some cases the language is paraphrased, or incorporated into local bills that take into consideration Minnesota's existing laws. But in other cases entire phrases and paragraphs are copied verbatim. http://www.kare11.com/news/article/963978/391/Model-bills-become-point-of-contention-at-Minn-Capitol?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Cbc%7Clarge



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[-] 1 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 6 years ago

Glad to see somebody in office is calling out these "think tanks." Write your own laws!


[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

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[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

Corruption ALEC rears its ugly head again. There is not one single state city town or community that is not under attack. ALEC is trying to legalize corruption.

Take for example the investigation of Health care providers inflating costs and charging it off to Medicare, Medicaid, Blue cross Blue Shield. Effectively stealing billions of dollars from the public ( Federal Government by another name ). This is a 50 state investigation.

To find the connection follow the action as it unfolds.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

Oh, yeah!!!

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

In self defense people.

The attack on women's rights.

The attack on the public of Wisconsin.

The attack on the Public of Michigan.

The attack on the population of the USA.

ALEC writing legislation for the corruption of Federal and State Government.

Massive rip off of Public funds ( Federal Government by another name ) in the form of Health care providers overcharging Medicare Medicaid Blue Shield Blue Cross.

Keystone Pipeline buy local governments to use eminent domain to seize a right of way for their pipeline that has not been approved. Trying to force the issue in through the back door.

Fossil Fuel industry running wild with mega billions in profits raising prices again to further stifle the public and the economy.

Illegal Loans ( trillions of dollars ) made to Banks Domestic and foreign to bail them out of failure for their own criminal practices.

What more could anyone need to see or know to understand this is our fight. This is our need to regain control of the Government. State and Federal.

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[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (33496) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

It IS what IT IS! Thanks.