ALEC’s weekly email update for the week of 03-06-2014
American Legislative Exchange Council in the news
Education — Idaho and Gem County
In The Messenger Index, the Honorable Steven Thayn, ID (SD-8) discusses the state’s public education system citing ranks and findings from the Education Report Card.
How to Identify Serious Pension Reform
The March 4 Cato Institute’s Daily Podcast featured Will Freeland on the topic of state pension reform and how to tell if your state is serious about making positive reforms.
Running Counter to National Trend, Minnesota to Consider Easing Creation of Municipal Networks
Communications Daily quotes John Stephenson regarding the importance of taxpayer oversight over government-owned broadband networks. (Communications Daily is subscription-only.)
Want to Avoid the Employer Mandate? There’s a Rule Against That
At American Legislator, Ed Walton explains the administration’s rule to ban businesses from reducing staff in response to the Affordable Care Act.
Wireless Tax Burden Harms U.S. Economy
Alex Rued reports to American Legislator that wireless taxes and fees have increased three times faster than those levied on general goods and services.
New Report Reveals Level of Federal Aid to the States and Importance of Fiscal Federalism
Kati Siconolfi and Will Freeland break down a new state-by-state report of state reliance on federal aid at American Legislator.
Other News Clips
|Task Force Tours
On Wednesday, the tax team held a policy briefing breakfast on state competitiveness with legislators in Montgomery, AL.
Today and Friday, Jonathan Williams, director of the Center for State Fiscal Reform, is in Salt Lake City, UT for a pension reform event.
|March is National Reading Month