Letters to the Editor

April 7, 2014

Monday letters: ALEC is a threat to quality of life

Webster defines “smart alec” as “An obnoxiously conceited, self-assertive person with pretension to smartness.” Similarly, ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, pushes corporate-sponsored bills through state legislatures, using campaign support as enticement, sometimes offering “scholarships” for trips. Many lawmakers don’t know what they’re voting for; the legislation may be misleading.

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