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Sinquefield's Top Lobbyist a Featured Speaker for Latest ALEC Junket

Last year, the Associated Press broke the news that one of Rex Sinquefield's front groups, Pelopidas, was a 'six-figure financial sponsor' of the American Legislative Exchange Council. This year, the partnership between Sinquefield, Travis Brown (leader of Pelopidas and Sinquefield's top lobbyist), and the ALEC corporate bill mill continues: 

Through ALEC, corporations and radical ideological groups hand Missouri legislators wish lists in the form of "model" legislation that often directly benefit their bottom line at the expense of Missouri families. Behind closed doors, numerous ALEC model bills are crafted by corporations, for corporations. Elected officials who are members of ALEC then bring their model legislation back to Missouri, where they claim them as their own ideas and important public policy innovations without disclosing that corporations crafted and pre-voted on the bills at closed-door meetings with legislators who are part of ALEC.

To learn more about ALEC's incredible influence in Jefferson City, please see our report here

 

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