As promised, Common Cause has filed a formal complaint about lobbying activities by the American Legislative Exchange Council, the corporate funded lobby for a conservative and anti-tax and anti-regulatory causes. Details on the jump.
Common Cause says ALEC flouts tax law by lobbying as a tax-exempt public charity.
Has ALEC, which subsidizes Arkansas legislative membership, provides legislation and talking points to Arkansas Republican legislators and even pays to send staffers to lobby in committee for Arkansas Republican legisation (anti-health care reform bill by Sen. Missy Irvin, for example), filed a public disclosure of its lobbying activities in Arkansas? I can’t find it on-line, but perhaps I’ve overlooked something. Not.