Sunday, July 29, 2012

Barbieri / Gardens / Hart (ID-ALEC) - Double Dipping???????

BOISE – Five Idaho lawmakers attended the American Legislative Exchange Council’s annual conference in Salt Lake City last week, but only two – Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, and outgoing Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol – went at state expense.

The others either traveled at their own expense or got scholarships from ALEC, a group that brings together business interests and state lawmakers to work on policy issues.
Considering that ALEC Exposed / PR Watch reported that PhRMA put over $350,000 worth of money into the Wisconsin scholarship fund – I have to really wonder how much money is in the Idaho scholarship fund - available for Idaho legislators to use for FREE trips to ALEC meetings.

If Idaho has a lucrative scholarship fund like Wisconsin – EVERYONE ONE OF THEM can be reimbursed for their expenses to and at the ALEC Annual meeting, from the scholarship fund.

So – Idaho – are Barbieri and Gardens and Hart – double-dipping?????????????
And why is the state paying for "out-going" Hart to attend an ALEC meeting??????????????

From the ALEC bylaws –
Taxpayers foot the bill for the ALEC Annual meeting??????

And then ALEC pays for
Room and tax and

And the scholarship reimbursement checks can be mailed to the legislators homes.

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