by David Safier
The first half hour of this week's Moyers & Company is titled, "United States of ALEC." Moyers gives this topic his usual careful, thoughtful coverage. For those who have been following ALEC for awhile, there's nothing new here, but it's a helpful primer on the way ALEC wines and dines conservative legislators and gets similar-to-identical, corporate-friendly legislation passed in states across the country.
Our own Rep. Steve Farley (currently running for Senate in LD-9) makes the statement that begins the episode, then he's featured in the 3 minute Arizona segment that starts about 27 minutes in.
You can watch the episode below the fold. If you go to the Moyers & Company website, you can read and print out the full transcript.