INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Four state lawmakers want Indiana taxpayers to pay for their trip to a private function, I-Team 8 has learned.
The lawmakers were among hundreds of legislators, lobbyists and corporate members attending last month’s annual conference of the American Legislative Exchange Council.
That revelation uncovered by I-Team 8 – that public money might be involved to reimburse those attending a private function – raises new questions about the conference and the influence it has on Indiana’s legislators.
The controversial conference at the JW Marriott Indianapolis luxury hotel drew both protests and praise from big-name politicians like Indiana Governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence.
“I was for ALEC before it was cool,” Pence told the crowd gathered for a luncheon.