American Traffic Solutions will be the next Arizona to company to cut its ties the American Legislative Exchange Council.
ATS spokesman Charles Territo told the Arizona Capitol Times today that the company will not renew its ALEC membership, which expires in June. Territo said the decision was not based on a public relations blitz against the conservative legislators’ group by liberal advocacy groups or the resulting negative press coverage the group has received.
“Our decision was based on how best to allocate our resources,” Territo said in an email today.
Arizona Public Service, the state’s largest power company, said on Thursday that it would not renew its ALEC membership, a decision an APS lobbyist said was due to cost-cutting measures, not politics.
ALEC has lost numerous corporate members in recent months, including Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, McDonald’s and PepsiCo.