American Legislative Exchange Council in the News
Research and Commentary: Right to Work Policies
The Heartland Institute discusses the positive effect of Right to Work laws on state economies and populations. The report refers to Rich States, Poor States
as a “forward looking measure of how states can expect to perform.”
Issa Probes Federal ‘ Bullying’ in Tree-Trimming Bird Accident
Newsmax covers Congressman Darrell Issa’s reaction to federal overcriminalization, citing an ALEC Justice Performance Project study on the subject.
Ohio bill revisits Kasich’s 2012 clean-energy plan
News Daily highlights efforts in Ohio to discourage government mandated regulation of carbon emissions in Ohio consistent with
ALEC model policy.
Will Obama’s Climate Initiative Become the Obamacare of Regulations?
As the EPA’s Clean Power Plan continues to unfold, Planetizen reports on eight states that have approved resolutions consistent with an ALEC model to reduce the impact of the EPA mandate.
States Testing Obama’s Carbon Limits
An article from Freenewspos.com
discusses concerns surrounding states’ adoption of EPA carbon emission standards. ALEC model policy to reduce EPA control over the states is highlighted.
Ind. Gov’t – “The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is expanding its reach beyond the states to local governments”
The Indiana Law Blog links to the June issue of Governing
magazine highlighting the need for the American City County Exchange, an ALEC initiative that fosters the exchange of ideas for municipal governments.
Big Brother: Meet the Parents
Politico reports on the rising influence of parents against data mining of their children and efforts by both the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and ALEC to increase student privacy protections.
Some states already lashing at climate rule
Politico discusses preemptive action taken in a number of states consistent with an ALEC model resolution to
resist EPA overregulation of state emissions standards.
Conservatives and coal industry are rallying troops against Obama’s climate rules
Grist.org highlights an ALEC model, the Resolution Concerning EPA Proposed Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for New and Existing Fossil-Fueled Power Plants, that opposes EPA regulation of carbon emissions.
Consumer Behavior and Retail Bag Usage
An article at the American Legislator blog reaffirms the ALEC position of retail bag use: consumers should be free to choose the type of bag they desire and governments shouldn’t get involved.