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Gen Olson

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Gen Olson is a Republican state Senator in the Minnesota Senate.[1] In 2009 Olson served as Minnesota's state chairman for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and is presently a representative on the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Education Committee.[2][3]

About ALEC
ALEC 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, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.

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  1. Senator Gen Olson, Minnesota Senate website, Accessed July 9, 2011.
  2. Gen Olson, Conservative Transparency. Media Matters, Accessed July 4, 2011.
  3. NCSL Education Committee Roster, National Conference of State Legislatures. NCSL.org, Accessed July 4, 2011.
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