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South Dakota approves paying legislators’ ALEC dues

The South Dakota legislature's Republican-controlled Executive Board approved a measure for the state treasury to cover legislators' membership fee to the shady lobbying group, the American Legislative Exchange Council.

From the Aberdeen News:

The Republican-dominated board decided the state treasury should pay for the $100, two-year memberships for all 105 South Dakota lawmakers and for unlimited out-of-state trips to ALEC meetings by legislators who are members of ALEC committees.

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