American Legislative Exchange Council in the News
Montana Slips in Business Competitive Index
The Big Sky Business Journal laments Montana’s drop in the Rich States, Poor States economic competitiveness index at the same time other states raise their ranking.
NY biz leaders: Step up and fight
Crain’s New York Business published an op-ed by a Republican gubernatorial candidate that cites Rich States, Poor States in a call to action to the New York business community to improve New York’s economic competitiveness ranking.
ALEC’s quest to restore American competitiveness
An op-ed by Professor Timothy Nash in the Midland Daily News provides a description of the positive impact of participation with ALEC.
Taxes Do Matter to Migration
American Legislator, the tax team at the ALEC Center for State Fiscal Reform explain how state taxes affect Americans’ decisions to move across borders. This article was also featured in Tax Analysts (subscription-only).
Marching Toward Fiscal Transparency
GovLoop discusses the passage of the federal Digital Accountability and Transparency Act as building upon a move toward transparency by several states. GovLoop cites the non-partisan American Legislative Exchange Council as working on similar transparency issues.
Massachusetts Plans to Replace Troubled Health Insurance Exchange
Ed Walton reports at the American Legislator of Massachusetts plans to follow Oregon and drop the state’s health insurance exchange site.
Travel expenses to attend ALEC meetings reimbursed
The Aberdeen News reports that the South Dakota Legislature approved travel reimbursement to attend ALEC meetings, similar to other legislative policy organizations.
Revenue Shortfalls and Debt Downgrades in Kansas
American Legislator, Will Freeland explains Kansas’ state bond downgrade by Moody’s Investors, and why it’s not the teachable moment tax reform opponents are claiming.
The Republican establishment is back
Michael Gerson writes in the Gazette Extra of North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis’ primary election victory.
Bill Expanding Access to Charter Schools Could Benefit Latinos
Charter Schools Are All the Rage
Another blue-collar union asks Senate Dems to support Keystone XL
Is Los Angeles the next Detroit?