American Legislative Exchange Council in the News
The left’s own law factories
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel examines left-leaning Wisconsin think tanks, activities and donors in the wake of criticism of ALEC.
States With Healthy Budgets Cut Taxes to Boost Economy, Growth
Newsmax interviews Ben Wilterdink of the Center for State Fiscal Reform to discuss the movement by states to spur economic growth by cutting taxes.
Exography: States passing laws to pull the shades on high-tech police snooping on mobile phones, devices
The Washington Examiner interviews John Stephenson of the Task Force on Communications and Technology and incorporates data from ALEC and the ACLU to examine a movement in state legislatures to update laws to reflect the growing amount of information stored on smart-phones.
Growing number of states outlaw NSA-style police and government spying
The Daily Caller adds coverage to the story by the Washington Examiner regarding state efforts to limit government electronic surveillance.
States Update Laws, Protect Electronic Data from Government
Discussion of the trend in state legislatures to protect citizens’ electronic privacy continues through commentary by John Stephenson on RedState.
The Overfederalization of Crime in America
Cara Sullivan of the Justice Performance Project discusses the economic burdens over-federalization of crime can have on taxpayers. Her post in the American Legislator explains the inefficiency in the criminal justice system, and argues that that states are better suited to handle the issue.
Mississippi Makes Progress toward a More Just and Efficient Criminal Justice System
The American Legislator reports on major strides Mississippi is taking to have a smarter more efficient criminal justice system.
How Illinois ranks in the U.S. on key indicators
Chicago Tribune relies heavily on Rich States, Poor States and Education Report Card in its report evaluating whether ‘Illinois is better off in 2014 than it was four years ago.’
Government-run UTOPIA is not good for Utahans
In her post on the American Legislator, Alex Rued discusses some of the troubles Utah’s government-operated broadband service is facing, and explains why private sector methods provide better services and greater quality.
Bill Improving State’s Wireless Telecommunications Signed by Governor
Washington Policy Center reports on how a new house bill takes major strides in overcoming Washington State’s wireless regulatory hurdles.