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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - "ALEC to hold national meeting in Indianapolis"

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette is reporting:

The American Legislative Exchange Council is having its 43rd annual meeting in Indianapolis July 27 to 29.

The nonpartisan group is an organization of legislators from around the country focusing on limited government, free markets and federalism.

ALEC pushes model legislation nationwide, including efforts in the past to institute voter ID, Stand Your Ground, fracking and Right to Work laws.

The Indiana state chairs are Rep. David Wolkins, R-Warsaw, and Rep. David Frizzell, R-Indianapolis.

The group comes with its share of controversy, as it has been criticized for accepting private corporate donations to push specific legislation. ALEC is legally a tax-exempt charity.

The agenda for the upcoming meeting includes discussion of model legislation relating to online lodging marketplaces -- aka Airbnb -- as well as a Next Generation Charter Schools Act.

The ILB has had a number of posts relating to ALEC, including this one from Dec. 16, 2013.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on July 7, 2016 02:22 PM
Posted to Indiana Government