ALEC, SPN and the Kochs

By Laurie Bennett

November 14, 2013 at 8:19am

A new report by the liberal Center for Media and Democracy examines Koch influence at the state level.

Central to the network of connections are the American Legislative Exchange Council and the State Policy Network.

The study finds that “many SPN think tanks write ‘model’ legislation, introduce it behind closed doors at ALEC meetings, and then push their ALEC model bills in their states.”

Both SPN and ALEC have direct and indirect ties to the libertarian billionaires Charles and David Koch.

As is almost always the case when we chart Koch money flow, the map is complicated.

The second row from the top shows major grantor organizations controlled or funded by the Kochs.

Further down are recipients of support from these funders.

The map also shows several individuals with connections to both SPN and funders or recipients of funds.

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