The Utah State Legislature is a part-time governing body consisting of people who have families and jobs just like everyone else. These people are our neighbors and co-workers. Yet, the bills they "create" seem far from what the "average" Utahn could imagine. Are our legislators super-humans who can work full-time jobs, spend time with their families and still find time and energy to research and create these bills? I would suggest that they are not super-humans. Instead, they work through ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council in Washington, D.C.
What is ALEC? ALEC is an organization with secret collaboration between big business and certain politicians. Behind closed doors, ALEC ghost writers model bills to be introduced in state legislatures across the nation.