Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Findings: ALEC falsely passing itself off as a tax-exempt charity

South Dakota's GOP legislators and candidates have enjoyed millions in lobbyist benefits from the Kochs' contribution arm, the American Legislative Exchange Council; the state's junior senator was elected with cash from ALEC-backed National Federation of Independent Business.
Common Cause filed a supplement to its three-year-old tax whistleblower complaint against ALEC, and the two groups sent a joint letter to Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen demanding an investigation, collection of fines and back taxes, and the revocation of ALEC’s status as a tax-exempt charity.
Read more here.

As a member of the Koch-backed American Legislative Exchange Council Betty Olson is toeing the line for her benefactors and for the radical right wing of her political party.

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