- Speakers from States and Nation Policy Summit
December 10, 2014
See the full line-up of speakers from the 2014 States and Nation Policy Summit in Washington D.C.
- Mark Levin Speaks at 2014 SNPS
December 4, 2014
On December 4, 2014, Mark R. Levin, host of the Mark Levin Show spoke at our States and Nation Policy Summit. He spoke on federalism, free markets, and constitutional conventions. Watch the full video here.
- American Legislative Exchange Council Announces The Center for Excellence in Federalism and The Center for Innovation and Technology
December 4, 2014
American Legislative Exchange Council Announces The Center for Excellence in Federalism and The Center for Innovation and Technology Washington, D.C. (December 4, 2014)—The American Legislative Exchange Council today announced the creation of two new centers: The Center for Excellence in Federalism and the Center for Innovation and Technology. The centers will focus on promoting policy innovation using the ALEC principles of limited government, free markets and federalism. The announcement comes as ALEC members convene for the 2014 States and Nation Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. “As the recent elections demonstrated, the American people have spoken. Americans believe Washington, D.C. is […]
- Video: Learn About ALEC December 4, 2014
- New Report Ranks States “A”-“F” Grades Based on Education Policies
October 29, 2014
New Report Ranks States “A”-“F” Grades Based on Education Policies Indiana leads the states while North Dakota ranks last Individual state data available at www.alec.org/report-card Arlington, VA (October 29, 2014)– Indiana earned a “B+,” the highest grade out of all the states for education policies, while North Dakota earned the lowest grade of a “D,” according to the newest edition of the Report Card on American Education. The report, released this week by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), grades states’ education policies based on six areas: state academic standards, charter school laws, home school regulations, private school choice programs, […]Related: Education
- More than 50 Free Market Organizations Offer Public Support for ALEC
October 23, 2014
More than 50 Free Market Organizations Offer Public Support for ALEC Groups defend free speech and dialogue Arlington, Virginia (October 23, 2014) – Today, the American Legislative Exchange Council released a coalition letter where more than 50 free market organizations announced their support for the right of companies and groups from across the political spectrum to engage in policy discussions that affect competitiveness. In recent weeks, dozens of professional activist groups have attempted to draw companies into controversy by misrepresenting specific policies as extremist views. Their actions are detrimental to American Democracy, and the letter urges companies to reject demands […]
- Russell: When crafting drone policies, context is key | Richmond Times Dispatch
October 20, 2014
A new trend of local governments banning drones is emerging around the country. Evanston, Ill., and Syracuse, N.Y., are among the most recent municipalities to ban drones. But do local government bans of aerial drones result from people’s fear of the unknown rather than an embrace of the future? It is easy to understand why Americans would be fearful of drones in light of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, what with ample news coverage of drone missile strikes and surveillance. Many moral and legal concerns have been raised regarding drone use.
- Attacks against ALEC are misguided | The Indianapolis Star
October 18, 2014
A recent letter to the editor (“ALEC has huge influence in Indiana”) made misleading comments about the American Legislative Exchange Council, an organization to which I belong. Bringing state legislators, research analysts and entrepreneurs together to develop effective policy solutions is common sense; something desperately needed in today’s government. ALEC meetings include informational presentations, policy debates and idea exchanges informing lawmakers about legislative proposals that have worked or failed in other states. ALEC members typically believe government is too big and its bureaucratic regulations, taxes and fees stifle the private sector’s ability to expand businesses and create jobs. We also […]
- The Need for Better Stewardship over the Money Government Spends | Governing.com
October 9, 2014
When a water main breaks in your town, what does the local government do? Other than responding to the break with the appropriate emergency services, the municipality works to replace the broken main. Companies are asked to bid for the job based on the cost of pipes, other materials and labor. Officials then award a contract that delivers the best work for the best price. That’s the way procurement is supposed to work. However, this isn’t always the case, and too often the real culprit is poor oversight by elected officials.
- Report: Illinois among the ‘poor’ states for economic performance | Chicago Sun-Times
October 8, 2014
In the latest edition of “Rich States, Poor States,” from the conservative think tank American Legislative Exchange Council, Illinois ranks near the bottom of every major economic category, according to the Council’s calculations. The chart below shows five of the primary economic measurements for which states are ranked:Related: Tax and Fiscal Policy