Conservative group subject of two complaints by Common Cause MN

Common Cause Minnesota argues the American Legislative Exchange Council is a lobbying group masquerading as a charity. The complaints seek to strip ALEC of its tax-exempt status and require it to register as a lobbying group.
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Common Cause Minnesota argues the American Legislative Exchange Council is a lobbying group masquerading as a charity. The complaints seek to strip ALEC of its tax-exempt status and require it to register as a lobbying group.

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