In Texas, legislators have approved a proposal to redraw the state’s congressional district lines.
This means the House will be given the right to redrawn lines for the first time since 2006.
The measure has been endorsed by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
As we reported in March, ALEC is an organization of corporate lawyers who work to advance its agenda of “model legislation” and “model legislative plans.”
The goal of ALEC is to advance the “corporate-state” model of legislation, in which corporate interests are the only ones who benefit from legislation passed through a process called “model bills.”
The ALEC model is a process by which legislators use ALEC model legislation to rewrite the laws of the United States in order to advance corporate interests.
As the organization describes it, “model law can be written to provide a ‘better’ version of the law than the original, or to make a law more favorable to corporate interests.”
ALEC has long worked to advance model legislation through its corporate-state model, as well as through its “model rule” of legislative representation, whereby legislators are appointed by corporate lobbyists.
This process has been the subject of numerous investigations by the House Ethics Committee, including an investigation that investigated ALEC and its members, including the former chairman of ALEC, David Koch, for allegedly using ALEC to “set the agenda” for state legislators.
The investigation found that ALEC was “one of the most influential lobbying organizations in Texas,” with more than $1.3 billion in contributions between 2008 and 2015.
One of the ALEC model bills that passed in 2018 included a provision that required states to establish “model districts” in order for the legislative district to be redrawn, so that the state could then draw new lines to better represent its population.
A Texas Republican legislator named Steve King, who served on ALEC’s redistricting task force, told reporters that ALEC’s model legislation has helped create the “district gerrymandering” that was used to draw Texas’s congressional districts in the first place.
According to King, the ALEC redistricting model is “a perfect example of how the model bills can be used to get around the redistricting process.
They will draw a map that will be favorable to the corporate interests in this state.
They can’t get around it.”
The House bill also contains a provision requiring state legislative leaders to use the model legislation as a guide for redistricting decisions, so they can “make recommendations on how to best allocate seats in the House.”
The bill has been signed into law by Republican Governor Greg Abbott.
On February 23, 2018, Governor Abbott signed House Bill 3141 into law.
The bill is one of the first redistricting bills passed by Texas legislators.
This is the first step in a process that has already begun in other states.
Texas, like other states, is currently working on a redistricting plan.
As with other states in which ALEC has a footprint, Texas has adopted the ALEC blueprint as its “standards of care.”
This means that Texas lawmakers can use ALEC’s Model Bills as a template for drawing new districts, including for redistricts that are already in place.
This new law is being seen by some as a win for the corporate lobbyists who are behind the redistricting plan.
Texas legislators, for their part, have not yet had to explain their role in the process.
The Texas Tribune, a conservative newspaper in the state, has been critical of ALEC’s efforts, stating that “The Texas redistricting committee, led by GOP lawmakers, is a committee of corporate lobbyists with a corporate agenda to advance their corporate agenda.”
The Tribune has also criticized the use of the model bill in redistricting.
In an op-ed in The Texas Observer, the newspaper’s editorial board said that ALEC “created a system where state legislators can draw new district lines for their own advantage, in violation of the Texas Constitution.”
The Texas Times-News, a state-owned newspaper, has also described the redistributive plan as “corrupt,” calling it “an attempt to use political power to bypass the will of Texas voters, the Legislature and the Governor.”
This is not the first election that Texas has been impacted by redistricting changes.
In 2018, state officials redrew congressional districts to make them more favorable for Democrats.
The new redistricting plans have also affected the state budget, as the Texas Tribune wrote that “budget issues are among the few items of concern the Legislature has had to deal with in the past two years.”
In 2018 and 2019, Texas’s Democratic Governor, Greg Abbott, introduced new redistrictings, in part to reduce the number of districts that Republicans had.
Governor Abbott’s redistrictions are also under investigation by the Ethics Committee.