Exposed: ALEC’s Influence in Missouri and Kansas

April 30, 2014

Through the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), corporations hand Missouri legislators wish lists in the form of "model" legislation that often directly benefit their bottom line at the expense of Missouri families. Behind closed doors, ALEC legislators vote as equals with corporate lobbyists to adopt ALEC model bills crafted by corporations, for corporations. The same corporations that benefit from ALEC model legislation funnel thousands of dollars of gifts and campaign contributions to ALEC legislators, which pushes the envelope on ethics and lobbying law. Elected officials who are members of ALEC then bring their model le gislation back to Missouri, where they pass - off the bills as their own ideas and important public policy innovations without disclosing that corporations crafted and pre - voted on the bills at closed - door meetings with legislators who are part of ALEC.

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