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Chip Rogers is a Republican member of the Georgia State Senate and is the Majority Leader in 2011. He has served since 2004, and served in the Georgia House of Representatives starting in 2002. He serves on the following committees: Administrative Affairs, Appropriations - Ex-Officio, Assignments, Banking and Financial Institutions, Economic Development, Finance - Secretary, Insurance and Labor, Reapportionment and Redistricting and Rules - Ex-Officio.
Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council
Rogers is also a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). He is the Georgia State Chairman for ALEC,-- in August 2011 he received ALEC's State Chair of the Year Award. Rogers is the Treasurer on the Board of Directors of ALEC and has received a total of $7,895.91 in ALEC “scholarships” according to data from 2006 to 2008.
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.
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- Georgia State Senate, Senate Leadership, government website, accessed July 25, 2011
- Chip Rogers Georgia State Legislature, Accessed July 7, 2011.
- State Chairmen, American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC.org, Accessed July 7, 2011.
- American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
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