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Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council
Spies is also on the corporate ("Private Enterprise") board of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011. In August 2011, he was given ALEC's 2011 Private Sector Member of the Year Award.
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
- FindLaw, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, online legal profile, accessed July 10, 2011
- American Legislative Exchange Council, Private Enterprise Board, organizational website, accessed July 5, 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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