A new report criticizes Florida lawmakers’ ties to a corporate-sponsored group that advocates for laws it says are “harming the rights and opportunities of everyday citizens.”
The study by Progress Florida, Common Cause and the Center for Media and Democracy says the group -- American Legislative Exchange Council -- furthers its agenda by wining and dining lawmakers at resort settings. ALEC is a 501c organization so contributions to it are tax-deductible, but as a nonprofit there are limits on its political activities. One critic suggests that ALEC should lose its nonprofit status.
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