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  • Statement of Principles on School Safety and Security image

    Statement of Principles on School Safety and Security

    Summary The American Legislative Exchange Council recognizes the presence of violence every day in America’s schools. This school-based violence, much of it committed by our youth, speaks volumes about the …

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    The Williams Report

    Budget Alaska: Gov. Bill Walker aims to reduce state spending by 1.7 percent, eliminating over 200 positions. Arizona: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey released his …

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    The Williams Report

    Budget Alabama: Alabama’s general fund ended the year with $34 million more dollars than expected, but in the eyes of many politicians it is as good as …

  • Beneficial Ownership Disclosure: A Huge Donor Disclosure Threat image

    Beneficial Ownership Disclosure: A Huge Donor Disclosure Threat

    Across the country, efforts are underway in all branches of our government to intimidate and stop the American people from expressing their views as guaranteed under the First Amendment. In …

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    State of the State: Maryland

    "It is encouraging that Governor Hogan is looking for ways to reduce tax burdens on hard-working taxpayers, which is a welcome departure from tax-happy past administrations that even taxed rain."

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    Best Practices for U.S. Immigration Reform from Canada and New Zealand

    During his 2017 State of American Business address last week, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue referenced fixing America’s “broken immigration system.” He challenged the incoming Administration …

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    A-Plus Literacy Act

    Chapters of the A-Plus Literacy Act (1) School and District Report Cards and Grades. (2) School Recognition Program to financially reward schools for good/improving Report Card …

  • State of the Union: ALEC Experts Respond image

    State of the Union: ALEC Experts Respond

    Updated January 21, 2015 Jon Russell, director of the American City County Exchange (ACCE):   One of the most pressing issues facing local governments across the country is the …

  • Kansas Tax Cuts: Don’t Buy the Spin image

    Kansas Tax Cuts: Don’t Buy the Spin

    Almost two years after some of the country’s most significant state-level tax reform was passed in Kansas, misinformation about the tax cuts and their economic effects still abounds. While left …

  • Study: ACA to shrink labor market more than previously thought image

    Study: ACA to shrink labor market more than previously thought

    In a new working paper from the Mercatus Center, University of Chicago economist Casey Mulligan projects that the Affordable Care Act will reduce weekly employment per person by 3 …

  • S&P and Income Inequality image

    S&P and Income Inequality

    Lately, left-leaning economists have been happy to jump on the popular bandwagon claim that income inequality is threatening potential for economic growth. Most recently, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) economic research …

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    Taxes Do Matter to Migration

    The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) recently released a new study that purports to show that state taxes have a negligible effect on the decisions of Americans to …

  • How We Should Think About Income Inequality image

    How We Should Think About Income Inequality

    Later today President Obama will deliver the annual State of the Union address. By most indications, the speech will focus on income inequality, an issue the President has previously called …

  • The Inside Story on the Ohio Budget Debate image

    The Inside Story on the Ohio Budget Debate

    Ohio's state budget debate went down to the wire this year, with Governor John Kasich signing the budget bill with little time left on the clock.

  • Who Is the Highest Paid State Employee in Your State? image

    Who Is the Highest Paid State Employee in Your State?

    According to the sports news website Deadspin, college football head coaches are the highest-paid state employees in the majority of states. Basketball coaches and one hockey coach make up the majority of the top government wage-earners in the remaining states.

  • Legislative leader of liberal group smears ALEC | The Iowa Republican image

    Legislative leader of liberal group smears ALEC | The Iowa Republican

    By: Jeff Patch DES MOINES—Iowans should be outraged that an out-of-state group that doesn’t disclose its donors and aims to influence policy exists to bend the ears of state lawmakers, …