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ALEC Hits Kansas City, And We’re Hitting ALEC

Hundreds of state legislators and corporate executives, all members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), will be in Kansas City, MO tomorrow and Friday for their annual Spring Task Force Meeting. They’ll say it’s just a gathering to exchange ideas on improving state and local government. In fact, the event is an opportunity for […]

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ALEC Taking Cover from Federal, State Tax Laws

The Guardian’s deep dive this week into a trove of American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) records shows the organization’s understanding that its operations may violate charitable tax laws.  How do we know?  Because ALEC is creating a separate, sister organization – “The Jeffersonian Project” – organized under laws that permit it to engage in unlimited […]

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As IRS Inquiry Looms, ALEC Hatches Escape Plan

Facing an Internal Revenue Service inquiry on tax fraud charges, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is effectively acknowledging that its status as a charity may be a cover for its real work as a multi-million dollar lobby for some of the nation’s largest and richest corporations. The Guardian newspaper, citing documents obtained from ALEC’s […]

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Sallie Breaks Up With ALEC

Good news! Sallie Mae has withdrawn from the American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC. The nation’s largest student lender this week became the 50th corporation to drop ALEC, distancing itself from the secretive, corporate-backed lobby group. Common Cause is part of a broad coalition of groups that helped put together a student rally in front of […]

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Activists turning up the heat on ALEC in Chicago

By Savannah Thieme Progressive activists are providing a Chicago-style welcome this week for hundreds of state legislators who’ve converged on the Windy City to rub elbows with corporate lobbyists and enjoy the hospitality of some of America’s richest companies at the 40th annual conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). As ALEC’s legislators and […]

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