American Legislative Exch

ALEC: A LOBBYING GROUP MASQUERADING AS A PUBLIC CHARITY

ALEC: A LOBBYING GROUP MASQUERADING AS A PUBLIC CHARITY

When Exxon takes state legislators to dinner to lobby against climate change laws, should taxpayers pay for the entrée?  When the NRA invites politicians to attend its annual clay pigeon shoot so it can lobby against an assault weapons ban, or when Reynolds Tobacco pays for the attendance of politicians at its Cigar Reception to convince them that tobacco is benign, should the rest of us pay for the ammo, cigars, and resort accommodations?