ALEC Digital Exchange 04-24-2014

ALEC’s weekly email update for the week of 04-24-2014

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This week is your last chance to pre-register
for the 2014 Spring Task Force Summit NEXT WEEK in Kansas City, MO.

The updated meetings website
has all the information you need to plan your trip, from hotel and shuttle information, to Task Force meeting times and entertainment options in Kansas City.


Please make your plans today to
join lawmakers from around the country for a celebration of limited government, free markets and federalism May 1 and 2.

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How Competitive is Your State?


Rich States, Poor States ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitive Index.

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Need a Ride from the Kansas City Airport?

ALEC has arranged for a discounted rate with SuperShuttle Kansas City for our attendees.

The shuttle will pick you up at MCI (Kansas City International Airport) and take you straight to the Marriott Downtown. Upon departure, the shuttle will pick you up outside the hotel and take you directly back to the airport. Round trip transportation at the ALEC discounted rate is only $30, compared to $80 in a cab.

make your reservations online or call 1-800-BLUE-VAN and provide the code WXK8K.

American Legislative Exchange Council in the News

Maddow Condemns Non-Existent Plans to Criminalize Solar Power
Newsbusters takes MSNBC host Rachel Maddow to task for misrepresenting ALEC and Oklahoma legislation regarding Net Metering.

Montana Tax Dollars Pay Lobbyists for Public Agencies
Big Sky Business Journal describes the ALEC State Agency Lobbying Reform Act as a positive plan to bring reforms to states with no restrictions on public funding of lobbyists.

Good policy comes from sharing ideas
Vermont Representative and State Chair Bob Helm pens an editorial in the Rutland Herald about the value of ALEC membership and the benefits for Vermonters.

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Rich States, Poor States in the News

Rich States, Poor States continues to receive positive national coverage.
New examples of coverage include:

The Washington TimesVoting with one’s feet shows folly of liberal economic policies

U.S. News and World Report – Low Tax States Drive Economic Growth and Create Jobs

New York Post
Bottoms Up

Heartland Institute – Podcast with Jonathan Williams: Rich States, Poor States

Watchdog.orgMississippi needs tax reform to stay competitive

The Fayetteville Observer
Business Buzz: Rich States, Poor States report shows N.C.’s economic competitiveness outlook is bright

Indianapolis StarALEC says Indiana economic outlook up significantly

National Right to Work Committee – Right to Work Laws in Top 16 States Ranked by Economic Outlook

Task Force Tours

This week, Lindsay Russell, director of the Task Force on Education, is attending the National Leadership Conference on STEM Solutions in Washington, D.C.

On Saturday, Ben Wilterdink of the Center for State Fiscal Reform
will speak at a town hall meeting in Phoenix, MD about the 2014 edition of Rich States, Poor States and Maryland’s economic competitiveness.

2014 Annual Meeting Dallas-Register Now

Exhibitor Annual Meeting Registration Deadline TOMORROW

Early Bird cut-off for Exhibitor Registration is April 25.
Don’t miss an opportunity to promote your organization’s mission and speak with hundreds of legislators from across the country. Spaces are filling up and we expect to reach maximum capacity. Sign up today by contacting Brendan Barber at or (202) 281-8879.

Early Bird Attendee Registration Prices end June 13.
Register now to get the best price and book your hotel before space fills up.