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6/8/2013   ALEC says its communications with Wisconsin lawmakers are private

The American Legislative Exchange Council, better known as ALEC, is being challenged for using Internet drop boxes and broad new assertions of privacy to shield from public view the discussions of elected officials and corporate leaders it brings together to write model legislation for state governments.
In particular, the Arlington, Va.-based group has begun adding a disclaimer to documents it provides to state lawmakers contending that the material — including meeting agendas and policy proposals — isn’t subject to the Wisconsin Open Records Law or similar laws in any state.
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2013: Has anything changed or will anything change ... ALEC Politicians

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Top of the Wisconsin iceberg ... from

Wisconsin Legislators Paying ALEC Membership Fees with Tax Dollars

  • Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse): $100 – 2/1/2011
  • Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin): $100 – 2/1/2011
  • Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls): $100 – 2/1/2011
  • Van Wanggard (R-Racine): $100 – 2/1/2011
  • Rich Zipperer (R-Pewaukee): $100- 2/1/2011
  • Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau): $100 – 1/1/2011
  • Pam Galloway (R-Wausau): $100 – 1/1/2011
  • Glenn Grotham (R-West Bend): $100 – 1/1/2011
  • Frank Lasee (R): $200 – 1/1/2011
  • Alberta Darling (R-River Hills): $200 – 1/1/2009
  • Mike Ellis (R-Neenah): $100 – 1/1/2009 (disgraced 2014 - retires)
  • Neal Kedzie (R-Neenah): $100 – 1/1/2007
  • Mike Ellis (R-Neenah): $100 – 1/1/2007
  • Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau): $200 – 1/1/2007[215]

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