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  • ALEC State of the Union Response image

    ALEC State of the Union Response

    Communications and Technology President Obama recognized in his State of the Union address that markets are working to provide quality broadband to consumers, check bad actors, and create new businesses …

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    Political gridlock shouldn’t be solved with monarchy

    This article original appeared on The Daily Caller on December 23, 2013. Read the original here. With the endless gridlock of modern Washington, it’s tempting to …

  • Comparing the Effects of Tax Reform in Nebraska: Income Taxes vs. Sales and Use Taxes image

    Comparing the Effects of Tax Reform in Nebraska: Income Taxes vs. Sales and Use Taxes

    A recent study by the Nebraska Department of Revenue (DOR), (1) intended to inform the members of Nebraska’s Commission on Tax Modernization, confirms what pro­growth tax reformers have long …

  • Taxpayers Speak Out on Election Day 2013 image

    Taxpayers Speak Out on Election Day 2013

    Since there were no federal offices up for election last week and only a handful of statewide races, you may have missed many of the results. Across the country this …

  • A Halloween Horror Story: Tax Carve-Outs Edition image

    A Halloween Horror Story: Tax Carve-Outs Edition

    This frightful affair begins with a simple and mundane request from a colleague of mine who manages ALEC’s social media. He wanted to create a meme for this great …

  • Massachusetts Tech Sector May Catch a Break image

    Massachusetts Tech Sector May Catch a Break

    At first blush, the Massachusetts “tech tax” appears similar to tax regimes in other states. However, the Massachusetts tax on computer software services has a unique set of implications—and would …

  • Businesses continue to face excessive taxation image

    Businesses continue to face excessive taxation

    The Council on State Taxation (COST) recently released its 11th annual report on business taxation, revealing that businesses paid a total of $649 billion in state and local …

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    How Wireless Spectrum Works Magic

    Twenty years ago, the amount of electronics needed to power your smartphone would have filled a room. Today, everything from a stereo sound system with complex speakers to the World …

  • Massachusetts Targets Tech Sector for Revenue image

    Massachusetts Targets Tech Sector for Revenue

    With a pool of tech-focused firms and a slew of graduates from top-notch universities like MIT and Harvard, it’s no surprise that Massachusetts is home to a flourishing tech economy.

  • States Find Success Promoting Advanced Communications Technologies image

    States Find Success Promoting Advanced Communications Technologies

    By Jon Anzur The dynamic and fluid nature of the Internet has helped to ease communications, but those same characteristics make the Web ill-suited to state and federal regulation. As …

  • Successful Pension Reform in Rhode Island image

    Successful Pension Reform in Rhode Island

    In ALEC’s latest publication, Keeping The Promise: State Solutions For Government Pension Reform, former State Senator Dan Liljenquist details how the state of Rhode Island successfully addressed its unfunded …

  • Private Sector Strives to Close Digital Divide image

    Private Sector Strives to Close Digital Divide

    The Internet is no longer a luxury—it is essential. The Internet brings not only all the modern conveniences—the ease of paying bills online or shopping from anywhere at anytime—but it …

  • Farewell to the State Death Tax image

    Farewell to the State Death Tax

    by State Sen. Jim Banks (Columbia City, IN) We’ve all heard Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote: “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” One …

  • American Legislative Exchange Council considers Washington’s new tax preference transparency law image

    American Legislative Exchange Council considers Washington’s new tax preference transparency law

    This article written by Jason Mercier originally appeared on washingtonpolicy.org. This is reproduced with permission from Washington Policy Center. Please do not further redistribute this or post online without permission …

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    FCC Moves to Reform E-Rate Program

    By Jon Anzur The number of digitally-connected schools has increased 83 percent during the past 15 years, thanks in part to E-Rate, a $2.3 billion federal program centered on providing …

  • Improving FCC Processes Long Overdue, Analysts Say image

    Improving FCC Processes Long Overdue, Analysts Say

    By Jon Anzur On July 11, Internet industry analyst and author Larry Downes and Free State Foundation President Randolph May testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the …

  • Pro-Growth Tax Reform Crosses the Finish Line in North Carolina image

    Pro-Growth Tax Reform Crosses the Finish Line in North Carolina

    Just over a month ago, we chronicled the efforts of the North Carolina House and Senate to reform the states uncompetitive tax code and move towards a pro-growth tax …

  • Cost of Government Day 2013 Arrives! image

    Cost of Government Day 2013 Arrives!

    This past Saturday, July 13, marked the Cost of Government Day for 2013. The Cost of Government Day is the day at which point the average American has earned …

  • A Competitive U.S. Economy Requires STEM Capabilities image

    A Competitive U.S. Economy Requires STEM Capabilities

    Lately it seems like lawmakers can’t agree on anything. However, preparing and training the United States work force provides an excellent  opportunity for all lawmakers to work together and ensure …

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    Autonomous Cars Driving Innovation

    By Jon Anzur Imagine a city devoid of stop lights, where parks replace parking lots, car collisions are rare, and traffic tickets are artifacts that remind us how inconvenient driving …