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  • Statement of Principles on State Workers’ Compensation Reform image

    Statement of Principles on State Workers’ Compensation Reform

    Preamble Government policy should encourage fair and sustainable state-based workers’ compensation laws that provide quality medical care and benefits to injured workers, and focus on workplace safety and successful return-to-work …

  • Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development and Civil Justice Reform – Joint Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee Meeting image

    Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development and Civil Justice Reform – Joint Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee Meeting

    Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee Agenda 9:30AM – 10:30AM 9:30 AM               Welcome and Introductions 9:40 AM               Discussion and Vote: Draft ALEC Statement of Principles on State Workers’ Compensation Reform                 In addition …

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    Workers’ Compensation Joint Subcommittee – Civil Justice and Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development

    Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee Tentative Meeting Agenda 2016 Annual Meeting | Indianapolis, Indiana Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:40 – 11:20 AM 10:40 AM Welcome …

  • Workers’ Compensation as Exclusive Remedy Resolution image

    Workers’ Compensation as Exclusive Remedy Resolution

    Workers’ Compensation as Exclusive Remedy Resolution Summary ALEC’s Workers’ Compensation as Exclusive Remedy Resolution reasserts the traditional no-fault principle upon which the system is based. Model Resolution {Title} WHEREAS, …

  • Workers’ Compensation Medical Records Disclosure Act image

    Workers’ Compensation Medical Records Disclosure Act

    Workers’ Compensation Medical Records Disclosure Act Summary Current legislative proposals to protect the privacy of individually identifiable financial and medical information severely restrict, or do not sufficiently address, the …

  • Workers’ Compensation Fraud Warning Act image

    Workers’ Compensation Fraud Warning Act

    Workers’ Compensation Fraud Warning Act Summary The Workers’ Compensation Fraud Warning Act authorizes an insurer or self-insured employer to provide notice to an injured worker on or with a …

  • State of the State: New Mexico image

    State of the State: New Mexico

    In short, it’s not that things in New Mexico are getting worse; they’re just stuck in low gear. According to ALEC’s Rich States, Poor States, economic performance remains in the bottom third of all states; economic outlook is stuck at 34th place nationally, just one spot better than back in 2010. This lackluster outlook persisted during the energy boom years of 2010-2013. In fact, from 2004-2014, only ten states had lower gross domestic product growth than New Mexico. It’s no surprise that the state experienced negative domestic migration in 2016 for the fourth consecutive year in a row.

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    Health Savings Account Act

    Health Savings Account Act Summary A bill to permit the establishment and maintenance of health savings accounts; to provide penalties and remedies; to exempt contributions from taxation; and …

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    Truth in Damages Act

    Section 1. {Title} This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Truth in Damages Act. Section 2. {Definitions} The following words, as used in this Act, shall …

  • Elimination of Double Recoveries Act image

    Elimination of Double Recoveries Act

    Summary  ALEC’s model Elimination of Double Recoveries Act allows the admission into evidence of proof of collateral source payments made or likely to be made as compensation for …

  • State of the State: Arizona image

    State of the State: Arizona

    “The state of our state in 2017, is resilient and strong. Our economy is growing, our schools are improving, and our citizens are succeeding,” thundered Arizona Governor Doug Ducey in …

  • Keeping the Promise: Getting Politics Out of Pensions image

    Keeping the Promise: Getting Politics Out of Pensions

    Pensions are a valuable non-wage benefit that a large majority of state and local governments offer their employees as part of their compensation packages. With approximately $3.8 trillion in total …

  • An Increased Burden: Too Expensive and Less Work image

    An Increased Burden: Too Expensive and Less Work

    These regulations will also make doing business in any industry much more expensive. A study by the American Action Forum concluded that the new overtime rule would cost employers about $3 billion in compliance costs and nearly 2.5 million hours of paperwork related to the regulations.

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    State Council on Competitive Government Act

    {Title, enacting clause, etc.} Section 1. {Definitions.} In this chapter: (1)  “Council” means the State Council on Competitive Government. (2)  “Local government” means a county, municipality, special district, school district, …

  • Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Meeting image

    Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Meeting

    Task Force on Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Tentative Meeting Agenda Annual Meeting 2016 | Indianapolis, Indiana Friday, July 29, 2016 2:30 …

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    Civil Justice Task Force Meeting

    Task Force on Civil Justice Tentative Meeting Agenda 2016 Annual Meeting | Indianapolis, Indiana Friday, July 29, 2016 2:30 – 5:30 PM …

  • The New Hampshire Primary Results Project Little Hope in Economic Growth image

    The New Hampshire Primary Results Project Little Hope in Economic Growth

    Because of its varying policies, New Hampshire’s economic priorities are difficult to gauge, which some pundits might suggest make the state a good testing ground for presidential candidates’ platforms. The state’s inherent fiscal inconsistencies might also explain the seemingly irreconcilable gulf between voters’ concerns about the economy and their support for Sanders and Trump.

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    State of the State: Illinois

    Given the severity of Illinois’ problems, now is the time for bold reform.

  • State of the State: Utah image

    State of the State: Utah

    Few states in the nation can rival Utah’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and economic competitiveness. A lesser writer would even say that the Beehive State’s economy is buzzing. Utah’s consistent …

  • Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Meeting image

    Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Meeting

    Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Meeting Agenda 2:00 PM               Welcome and Introductions 2:05 PM               Panel Discussion: Taxpayer Funded Lobbying Disclosure – Ensuring Public Transparency 2:35 PM               Presentation: An …