Originally posted on Frederica Cade's Blog:
The following information is obtain from South Carolina officals records dating back to 1992 to 2012. Through 1992 to 2012 there have been actual documents stating legislature was created from AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE COUNCIL (ALEC). There is documents stating whether some Senators sought the opinion of ALEC versus their own. There are amendments made concerning ALEC, as well as many Senate approved invitations between AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE COUNCIL (ALEC) and the South Carolina Legislature.
AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE COUNCIL represents large global corporations seeking to influence state legislatures. It involves many very well known companies such as Microsoft, Pepsi, Coke, Koch Industries, Exxon, Kraft. The list goes on and on of these well known companies.
AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE COUNCIL calls them a 501 (c) 3 group to avoid pay taxes, but if you look at their actions, they operate as lobbyists.