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Blowing the Whistle on ALEC in Wisconsin

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At a press conference in the Wisconsin state capitol building today, the Center for Media and Democracy told reporters how the American Legislative Exchange Council has hijacked the state legislature in WI. A new Center for Media and Democracy report details the use of ALEC 'scholarships' that pay for state legislators, along with their spouses and children, to fly to resorts and be 'wined and dined,' as Graves put it, by corporations that hope to extract legislative favors in return for these junkets. • More than $276,000 in campaign contributions were made to ALEC legislators in WI from ALEC corporations in the past three election cycles. • More than $406,000 in campaign contributions were made to ALEC alum Governor Scott Walker from ALEC corporations over the same time period. • 32 bills/budget provisions reflecting ALEC model legislation were introduced in WI 2011/12

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