- ALEC Digital Exchange 07-24-2014
July 24, 2014 | Public Communications
ALEC’s weekly email update for the week of 07-24-2014 New State Factor Released TODAY: The Unseen Costs of Tax Cronyism The Center for State Fiscal Reform has produced a groundbreaking new report that exposes tax code cronyism in the States. The report reveals how state governments manipulate their tax codes to create unequal playing fields for businesses; Maryland, Illinois, Oregon and New Jersey are among the worst offenders that pursue tax carve-outs. Download The Unseen Costs of Tax Cronyism: Favoritism and Foregone Growth here. Full 50-state table included in the report. Carly Fiorina Joins ALEC in Dallas Carly Fiorina began […]
- Groundbreaking New Report Exposes Tax Code Cronyism in the States
July 24, 2014 | Press Releases
Groundbreaking New Report Exposes Tax Code Cronyism in the States Report reveals state governments manipulate their tax codes to create unequal opportunities for businesses and individuals Maryland, Illinois, Oregon and New Jersey among states that aggressively pursue tax carve-outs; full 50-state table included in report Arlington, VA (July 24, 2014)—Never-before-seen data in a groundbreaking report unveils the unequal tax treatment of businesses and individuals by state governments and provides specific state data on tax carve-outs. The report, released today by the American Legislative Exchange Council, shines a light on state government favoritism or “targeted growth” through the use of […]Related: Tax and Fiscal Policy
- Responding to Sierra Club Email Campaign
July 21, 2014 | Public Communications, Setting the Record Straight
The Sierra Club is running a false and misleading email campaign directed at state legislators across the country, implying that the American Legislative Exchange Council is anti-clean energy. The Exchange Council believes it is important to seek energy from all available sources, a true all-of-the-above energy strategy where the best and most efficient technologies from each industry will be developed and made available for energy production. It is important that America grow its energy independence by improving all manner of energy technology. However, it is not the proper role of government to mandate energy production from one source at the […]
- ALEC Digital Exchange 07-17-2014
July 17, 2014 | Public Communications
ALEC’s weekly email update for the week of 07-17-2014 u ___ Carly Fiorina Joins ALEC in Dallas Carly Fiorina began her career as a secretary for a small real-estate business and worked her way up to become the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business. Carly believes conservative principles, applied in a twenty-first century context, are the most effective way to unleash human potential for positive change in our communities, organizations and our country. Don’t miss Carly’s valuable leadership perspective at lunch on Friday, August 1. Meet Herman Cain in Dallas Herman Cain will deliver the keynote address to […]
- Smartphone Meets the Fourth Amendment | The Greenville News
July 16, 2014 | News Coverage, Press Releases
Many of us are never far from our cell phones. For all their utility, cell phones are poorly locked portals that lead directly into our private lives. Cell phones, particularly the newer smartphones, are so useful precisely because they have the ability to store and retrieve an incredible amount of data anytime, anywhere. Almost everything about our families is stored on our smartphones: photographs, email and voice messages, schedules, text messages, and even Internet browsing histories are available to anyone with the skill and equipment to break into these devices.
- ALEC Digital Exchange 07-10-2014
July 10, 2014 | Public Communications
ALEC’s weekly email update for the week of 07-10-2014 __ Uber partners with ALEC in Dallas Ride to the event in style with Uber Dallas! Users who enter promo code “ALECAC” will receive 30 percent off two rides in Dallas between July 29 – August 1. No Uber Account? Just sign-up here and the discount will automatically apply to your first ride! New ALEC CEO – Meet Lisa B. Nelson Effective July 30, at the Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas, Lisa B. Nelson will join the American Exchange Council as Chief Executive Officer. Lisa’s appointment was announced today in an […]
- State wireless facility reforms promise jobs and economic benefits | The Hill
July 9, 2014 | News Coverage, Press Releases
As states look to balance budgets and inspire local economic investment, lawmakers should consider adopting wireless facilities siting reforms as a way to encourage economic growth. So far this year, three state legislatures have passed pro-growth reforms to remove local regulatory barriers to building and upgrading wireless infrastructure facilities. With more people using wireless, mobile data traffic continues to escalate. Cisco Systems forecasted that “[g]lobal mobile data traffic will increase 13-fold between 2012 and 2017.” Public safety personnel, businesses and students all rely on dependable, high-speed wireless broadband. Construction of new cell towers, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and other infrastructure […]
- New ALEC chief sees Scott Walker as model limited government reformer | WatchDog.org
July 9, 2014 | News Coverage
The new head of the nation’s largest nonpartisan model legislation organization says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is a model for limited government reformers nationally. Lisa B. Nelson, a former Visa Inc. executive and one-time aide to Newt Gingrich, on Monday was named chief executive officer of the American Legislative Exchange Council.
- Meet the new head of ALEC, the free-market group of state legislators | Washington Post
July 9, 2014 | News Coverage
The free-market group that has become a boogeyman of the left is getting a leadership change. As we reported yesterday, former Visa executive Lisa B. Nelson is joining the American Legislative Exchange Council as its incoming chief executive, replacing Ron Scheberle, who has been heading the organization since January 2012 and been involved in other capacities for more than two decades.
- ALEC, the free-market group liberals love to hate, gets a new boss | Washington Post
July 9, 2014 | News Coverage
The American Legislative Exchange Council, which advocates for limited government, free-market state policies, has a new chief executive. Lisa B. Nelson, formerly of Ulysses Consulting, is joining the group as its new CEO, taking over for Ron Scheberle. ALEC connects member legislators with private-sector members, representatives from corporations and nonprofit groups, and makes available a library of model bills in line with its free-market, limited government philosophy.