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The property tax is not a good common denominator for taxes,” he said. ” In December 1978, ALEC reportedly spent $15,000 to bring about 50 state legislators to Washington for a workshop on how to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment that would have given the District of Columbia full voting representation in Congress. The legislators, who came from thirty-six different states, also heard right-wing activist Phyllis Schlafly predict that the Equal Rights Amendment would still be defeated.

Lawmakers must also report travel paid for by a government, educational institution, or nonprofit entity that has a 43 ALEC REPORT legislative purpose but is not connected with a speaking event. COLORADO State legislators may accept gifts from outside interests and must disclose those valued at $50 or more on the “Public Officeholder Report of Gifts, Honoraria, and Other Benefits” form filed with the Secretary of State. They may take trips paid for by outside interests and must disclose their trip expenses on the same form.

ALEC REPORT They must report any reimbursements related to official duties, including travel payments, in a letter to the Clerk of the House or the Secretary of the Senate. KENTUCKY State legislators may accept gifts from outside interests and must disclose single gifts valued at more than $100 and groups of gifts from a single source collectively valued at more than $250. There is, however, no statutory definition of a gift, leaving it unclear whether trips and/or travel expenses paid for by outside interests must be disclosed.

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