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Leo Blais was a Republican member of the Rhode Island State Senate, representing the 21st District from 1992-2010.
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Blais is the current Rhode Island American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) state chairman, having served in that capacity since 1996.
is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org
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- ↑ , “Leo Blais.” Ballotpedia. Ballotpedia.org. Accessed July 4, 2011.
- ↑ “ALEC State Chairmen”, American Legislative Exchange Council, Accessed July 4, 2011.