Policy Proposal Deadline NEXT WEEK
Next Tuesday, March 18, is the deadline to submit proposals for policy discussion at the Spring Task Force Summit in Kansas City, MO on May 1 and 2.
Please note: only public sector members can submit policy proposals. If you have any questions, please contact your Task Force director.
Newly Released Report: Raising the Minimum Wage
As businesses struggle to recover from the most recent recession, policymakers at the federal, state and local levels of government are considering solutions to help America’s less fortunate.
One suggestion is to increase the minimum wage, despite evidence that doing so negatively impacts those it is intended to help.
The Task Force on Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development released its newest State Factor, Raising the Minimum Wage: The Effects on Employment, Businesses and Consumers.
This report provides facts about raising the minimum wage and gathers research to inform the debate for lawmakers around the country.
American Legislative Exchange Council in the news
Keep the Web Free of New Taxes and Regulations
Rep. Blair Thoreson (ND-44) and Mr. Bartlett Cleland, co-chairs of the Task Force on Communications and Technology, share with RedState readers the importance of keeping the Internet free of government regulations and taxes to promote continued growth and innovation.
Spying on You: Electronic Data Privacy Protection Act
John Stephenson spoke with 94.3 FM Charleston, SC talk radio host, Kelly Golden about electronic privacy and states’ responses to NSA spying.
Raising the Minimum Wage: The Effects on Employment, Businesses, and Consumers
At American Legislator, Cara Sullivan unveils a new report on the minimum wage that provides facts and studies to inform the national debate surrounding raising the minimum wage.
The World Wide Web: 25 Years Later
Just in Time for Tax Season, Alternatives to an Online Sales Tax
State Ranking Group faults Idaho for PERSI Accounting, preferential tax incentives to attract businesses
The Idaho Reporter attended a tax issue briefing Jonathan Williams held this week to discuss potential reforms to the state’s Public Employees’ Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI).
Tax Reform and Pension Reform
At Public Sector Inc., Ben Wilterdink explains why municipal pension reform is especially important, given Rep. Dave Camp’s proposed tax reform bill.
NYC Mayor Rescinds Space-sharing Agreement for Three Charter Schools
Corrections system in need of reform
$126 Million Gem State Tax Battle
President of the Show-Me Institute Rex Sinquefield cites the ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitive Index in Forbes when making the case for tax policies that improve neighboring states’ abilities to compete with one another.
A discussion at the American Legislator reports of new accounting rules that would force municipalities to report that net pension liability could trigger downgrades in Pennsylvania.
Tennessee Considers Eliminating Hall Tax
Will Freeland breaks down proposals in Tennessee to repeal taxes on investment income at American Legislator.
Ben Wilterdink writes at American Legislator of the Principles of Taxation to penalize or incentivize consumer products, such as electronic tobacco.
As Executive Director Ron Scheberle plans for retirement and a search for the next Executive Director is conducted, the following staff changes are effective immediately:
|Task Force Tours
Last Friday, Sean Riley, director of the Task Force on Health and Human Services, accepted an invitation to testify before the Maryland House Health and Government Operations Committee regarding the state and federal health exchange websites.
On Tuesday, Jonathan Williams, director of the Center for State Fiscal Reform, held an issue briefing on state economic competitiveness for lawmakers in Idaho.
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