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Politics
1:06 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

National Progressive Group Targets Kentucky Lawmakers for ALEC Ties

 

A national progressive organization that's pressuring Democrats to drop their memberships in a conservative nonprofit is now operating in Kentucky.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee has spearheaded several national campaigns, like the push to recall Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker and with Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren’s U.S. Senate bid.

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Politics
11:48 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Several State Senate Democrats Remain ALEC Members

 

Several Democrats in the Kentucky Senate have held on to their memberships in the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, despite national blowback against the group for its conservative model laws.

ALEC has been criticized for drafting conservative state laws, such as Florida's Stand Your Ground measure, and then helping lawmakers pass them. Until this year, 10 of the 15 Democratic state senators in Kentucky were members of ALEC. Six have recently allowed their memberships to be automatically renewed by the Legislative Research Commission.

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Politics
3:19 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Kentucky ALEC Co-Chair Says Challenge to Tax Exemption Unlikely to Change IRS Status

 

A national battle between two legislative groups has reached Kentucky.

The advocacy group Common Cause is asking federal agencies to remove the non-profit tax-exempt status of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC.  ALEC provides lawmakers with sample legislation and talking points, often to promote conservative issues, and Common Cause says the organization is a lobbying group.

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