Friday, April 13, 2012

More supporters flee ALEC

Posted By on Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 10:33 AM

NO MORE PROFITS FOR ALEC: Mars, maker of Skittles, wont be helping ALEC, maker of Stand Your Ground laws, any more.
  • NO MORE PROFITS FOR ALEC: Mars, maker of Skittles, won't be helping ALEC, maker of Stand Your Ground laws, any more.
More corporate backers are forsaking the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the corporate funded conservative lobby that is the go-to source of cookie cutter legislation for right-wingers in the Arkansas Republican legislative caucus.

Coke, Pepsi, McDonald's, Kraft and Intuit had left earlier. The Gates Foundation has had some reservations, but decided to stick with a current commitment.

Now Arizona Public Service, that state's largest utility, has dumped the shills.

Also gone: Mars, the big candy company. It makes Skittles. You'll recall that a child, Trayvon Martin, armed with Skittles was gunned down by a man who might well go free thanks to one of the Stand Your Ground laws ALEC has helped push in behalf of the gun lobby.

Tags: , , , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (12)

Showing 1-12 of 12

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-12 of 12

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

Visit Arkansas

Forest bathing is the Next Big Thing

Forest bathing is the Next Big Thing

Arkansas is the perfect place to try out this new health trend. Read all about the what, why, where and how here.

Most Viewed

  • Governor signs concealed carry bill, but amendment coming

    UPDATE: Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the expanded concealed carry legislation, but some additional legislation is promised, at a minimum to exempt UAMS and the State Hospital from the expanded list of places where concealed weapons are allowed for those with a new permit that requires an additional day of training.
  • The two cities of Little Rock: East/west, black/white

    The Little Rock City Board illustrated this week a community divided over public schools, another blow to the Little Rock School District and another illustration of the need for ward elections to the board.
  • It's official: Arkansas Senate resolution blames refs for Hog loss; calls for ref education

    Hog fans just can't quit blaming the refs for the NCAA men's basketball tournament loss to North Carolina. Now the Arkansas Senate has gotten in on the act, with this resolution introduced by Democratic Sen. Keith Ingram and getting bipartisan co-sponsorship from that brutish and short sandlot roundball player, Republican Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson.
  • Arrest made in detail shop slaying

    Josh Berry of KARK reports that an arrest has been made in the slaying of Harvel Sieber, 47, at an east side detail shop.
  • A whiny Mike Huckabee endorses arts funding

    Mike Huckabee, whose daughter works for Donald Trump, has written an op-ed for the Washington Post endorsing continued funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, which Trump has proposed to eliminate.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation