Mike Ivey does a good job on this story and I figured it deserves a thread of its own:
Legislators pay $50 a year for ALEC membership but the vast majority of funding comes from its private sector members, who pay between $7,000 and $25,000 in annual dues. Corporate members are also required to contribute more to sit on task forces or sponsor special meetings.
What a place. Money talks, and the more money you pitch in the louder you get to talk. What a way to set legislative priorities.