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  •  Open Meetings don't apply to ALEC (3+ / 0-)
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    native, DSPS owl, VClib

    Over the course of the past decades (while we weren't watching)  - ALEC state legislators have passed statutes in almost every state that protect ALEC meetings, ALEC dues and the money that legislators receive from ALEC corporations.

    ALEC state legislators have passed statues in almost every state that specifically designates any ALEC meetings as "a caucus" and therefore open meeting requirements do not apply.

    Is that correct - no, it is not.  But because people weren't watching - it happened.

    The only recourse is to change state law - so ALEC meetings  are no longer considered "a caucus" and then, open meeting laws will apply to ALEC.

    Sorry for the bad news - but it really is an important ALEC fact.

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