Howard Marklein

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Howard Marklein is a Republican member of the Wisconsin state Assembly, representing Assembly District 51, which is located in southwest Wisconsin. He is the President of the Whitewater, Fort Atkinson, and Dodgeville Chambers of Commerce.[1] He sits on the following Committees: Agriculture, Education, and Financial Institutions.[2]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Marklein is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) Education Task Force. In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rep. Marklein co-authored 5 bills that reflect ALEC models, according to an analysis by the Center for Media and Democracy. 

Marklein introduced Assembly Bill 94.[3] (AB 94)* (Compare with ALEC's “The Special Needs Scholarship Program Act.”)

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.

Co-Introduction of the ALEC Model “Prevailing Wage Repeal Act”

Marklein was a co-introducer of Wisconsin Assembly Bill 183[4] (AB 183)* (Compare with ALEC's “Prevailing Wage Repeal Act.”)

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.

References

  1. “Biography: Howard Marklein.” Wisconsin State Legislature. Legis.Wisconsin.Gov. Accessed Aug. 1, 2011.
  2. “2011-2012 Committee Assignments.” Wisconsin State Legislature. Legis.Wisconsin.Gov. Accessed Aug. 1, 2011.
  3. “History of Assembly Bill 94.” Wisconsin State Legislature. Legis.Wisconsin.Gov. Accessed Aug. 1, 2011.
  4. “2011 Assembly Bill 183.” Wisconsin State Legislature. Legis.Wisconsin.Gov. Accessed Aug. 1, 2011.