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Proposed ALEC allegiance oath 'non-issue,' House Speaker Merrick's office says

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The Guardian newspaper recently reported on numerous internal documents of the American Legislative Exchange Council, which helps shape legislation in Kansas and other states.

One document showed that the corporate-backed ALEC, which has numerous Republican legislative members in Kansas, had proposed that the ALEC state chairs take a loyalty oath that said, "I will act with care and loyalty and put the interests of the organization first."

House Speaker Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, is the ALEC state chair in Kansas. Asked whether Merrick would sign such an oath, his spokeswoman Rachel Whitten said, "This is a non-issue. The oath was not adopted."

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Lane Signal 4 months, 1 week ago

It's fine if they want to sign the oath. They just need to inform the public that their allegiance is pledged to the wealthy backers of ALEC and not the voters.

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Larry Sturm 4 months, 1 week ago

If they did sign something that would corruption in the first degree. Their loyalty should be with the people of Kansas which it is not because of these actions.

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