Sunday, December 09, 2012

Wyoming among top ten states in scholarships lawmakers receive to attend ALEC meetings

From Joan Barron's article in the Sunday Casper Star-Tribune:
Late last month, 17 newly elected Wyoming legislators attended a three-day meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event was sponsored by the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC.

On Dec. 3, the nonprofit citizen-lobbyist organization Common Cause and the Center for Media and Democracy released a report that said Wyoming is among the top 10 states in the amount of corporate “scholarships” lawmakers receive to attend ALEC meetings.
Read the entire article here.

Read my earlier post about one of the ALEC model bills geared toward eliminating Wyoming state employees' defined-benefit retirement plan.

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