Center to Restore the Balance of Government

Policy Center Description

The Center to Restore the Balance of Government is a natural outgrowth of ALEC as the organization has such a strong federalism-focus. The Center will help realize the goals articulated in the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

Chaired by former ALEC National Chairman Iowa Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer and counseled by proven federal and state leaders with strong backgrounds in state sovereignty issues.

Decisions that impact individual, local communities should be made by at the local level. Genuine accountability to hardworking taxpayers comes from state and local legislators working with community members to determine a plan of action that is right for each individual state, city or town. The ALEC Center to Restore the Balance of Government will provide tools for state lawmakers to set priorities for state control over state issues. Real solutions come from the fifty laboratories of democracy, not one-size fits all federal government policies that disregard regional differences and local community needs.