By Lisa Haven
“Don’t ask us about our meeting with corporate lobbyists!” That was the message given to the 11Alive Investigators at a resort hotel in Savannah, Georgia where they tracked down state legislators having secret meetings behind closed doors.
The meetings were part of the Spring Task Force Summit of the American Legislative Exchange Council, also known as ALEC.
According to their website ALEC:
“…is America’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators. Comprised of nearly one-quarter of the country’s state legislators, business and thought leaders, think tank scholars and individuals, ALEC provides a unique forum for diverse groups to exchange ideas and develop real, state-based solutions that encourage growth, preserve economic security and protect hardworking taxpayers.”
They claim to be a place that not only represents communities but also a place of transparency. However, they were anything but transparent at this confidential meeting that no media…
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