ALEC http://wrkf.org en Louisiana May Lighten Up on Marijuana Laws http://wrkf.org/post/louisiana-may-lighten-marijuana-laws <p></p><p>With some of the nation’s harshest punishments for marijuana possession and an ultra-conservative Republican governor at the helm, few would expect Louisiana might be the next state to allow folks to light up a joint. Yet one state lawmaker is planning to push to lighten up some pot laws during the upcoming legislative session. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:52:06 +0000 Sue Lincoln 22790 at http://wrkf.org Louisiana May Lighten Up on Marijuana Laws How ALEC Serves As A 'Dating Service' For Politicians And Corporations http://wrkf.org/post/how-alec-serves-dating-service-politicians-and-corporations A batch of <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/841593-alec-docs.html">internal documents</a> recently leaked to <em>The Guardian</em> has revealed new insights into the goals and finances of the secretive group called ALEC. The American Legislative Exchange Council is a group that brings together state legislators and representatives of corporations. Together, they develop model bills that lawmakers introduce and try to pass in their state legislatures. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:52:00 +0000 editor 19887 at http://wrkf.org How ALEC Serves As A 'Dating Service' For Politicians And Corporations