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By Matt Kibbe
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Topic - David Frizzell
The American Legislative Exchange Council, the low-profile but high-impact force behind a wave of conservative-oriented legislative initiatives across the country, said Tuesday it was dropping the task force that helped produce some of its most contentious bills.
ALEC officials in recent days had attacked the pressure campaign, but Mr. Frizzell abruptly announced the group had eliminated its public safety and elections task force.
"While we recognize there are other critical noneconomic issues that are vitally important to millions of Americans, we believe we must concentrate on initiatives that spur competitiveness and innovation and put more Americans back to work," said Mr. Frizzell, who is also Republican majority whip in the Indiana state House of Representatives.