If you ever see a piece of legislation whose blatant big-business-oriented evil is just too carefully crafted to have come from the brains of your local Republican talent, poke around the thing a bit: it may well have been cribbed from, or at least inspired by, an ALEC model bill. The bill designed to take away the right of self-determination from Minnesota’s cities and counties may or may not have an exact ALEC original, but it sure has the whiff of ALEC-ness all over it. Governor Dayton needs to make it go away, now.