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 So-Called 'Right to Work' Bills ............................................................................................................. 25 Private Attorney Retention Act ........................................................................................................... 34 Voter Registration Obstacles .............................................................................................................. 41 Resolution Opposing Food and Beverage Taxes ................................................................................. 44 Re-Casting the Tenth Amendment ..................................................................................................... 49 Anti-Affordable Care Act Amendment ................................................................................................ 52 Resolution Asking Congress to Privatize Social Security ..................................................................... 53 "Parents Rights" Resolution ................................................................................................................ 57 Mortgage Fraud Act ............................................................................................................................ 58 Private Property Protection Act .......................................................................................................... 60 Asbestos Legislation ............................................................................................................................ 64 Resolution Endorsing Electoral College .............................................................................................. 70
 
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The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a corporate bill mill that is exerting extraordinary and secretive influence in the Missouri legislature and in other states.
Through ALEC, corporations hand Missouri legislators wish lists in the form of "model" legislation that often directly benefit their bottom line at the expense of Missouri families. Numerous ALEC model bills are crafted behind closed doors by corporations, for corporations. Elected officials who are members of ALEC bring ALEC legislation back to Missouri 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.
ALEC provides legislators with a means to appear highly active in the legislative process by secretly outsourcing their role in drafting legislation to corporate special interests
. "It is funded and dominated by free-market and corporate interests," writes the Kansas City Star, "who work with like-minded legislators to
shield corporations from legal action
,
limit the rights of workers
,
disenfranchise voters
,
radically privatize the public education system
,
hinder the ability of government to regulate and curb polluters
, and
further skew our democracy
 in the favor of corporations and their political allies."
Almost 50 legislators in Missouri have been identified as having ties to ALEC, and the number may be much higher.
 Identifying the list of Missouri legislators who are part of ALEC is a difficult task, because ALEC operates largely in secret. Even though they claim to be a legislative membership organization, there is no full list of members made public by the organization. Missouri legislators with ALEC ties include
Majority Leader Tim Jones
,
Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer
,
Lt. Governor Peter Kinder
,
Speaker Steve Tilley
,
Rep. Shane Schoeller
,
Rep. Cole McNary
,
Sen. Jane Cunningham
 and
Senator and Former Speaker Ron Richard
.
Progress Missouri has identified more than two dozen corporation-friendly bills introduced in the Missouri General Assembly that echo ALEC model bills
. ALEC bills in Missouri include so-called right to work laws, voter registration hurdles, a "parent trigger act," a "parents rights" resolution, purely political resolutions "reaffirming 10th amendment rights," a "private attorney retention act," an Anti-Affordable Care Act ballot measure, a resolution opposing food and beverage taxes, an "asbestos fairness act," a resolution supporting the electoral college, a "castle doctrine" law, a resolution encouraging congress to undermine Social Security, and a "private property protection act."
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