Category: In The News

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  • Hall Tax Repeal Will Benefit Tennessee’s Economy image

    Hall Tax Repeal Will Benefit Tennessee’s Economy

    Repealing the Hall Tax not only incentivizes investment, the lifeblood of business, but also contributes to economic growth by allowing Tennesseans to keep more of their own money.

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    Why No American Would Ever Vote to Stay in the European Union

    It was amusing, in a car crash sort of way, to hear President Obama solemnly advise our British friends that, really, they must put aside their childish temper tantrum about …

  • Is RI-Innovates Corporate Cronyism in the Best Interests of Ocean State Families? image

    Is RI-Innovates Corporate Cronyism in the Best Interests of Ocean State Families?

    Part of the RI Innovates plan is designed to give away taxpayer-funded subsidies to many of the same industries targeted by a similar in the Empire State, called Start-Up NY.

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    Drop in ALEC Ranking Due to Spending, Not Tax Cuts

    In the recently released ninth-annual “Rich States, Poor States” report, many states saw their rankings move considerably. Among them was Kansas, which fell from its 2015 economic …

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    New Technologies Can Help States Fight Opioid Abuse

    The Ohio Legislature is also currently considering such a measure. If passing these bills is successful, physicians will gain greater authority to prescribe what they see as the best treatment for the individual, specifically those who are at higher-risk for drug abuse than other patients.

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    Cuba: A New Revolution

    President Obama’s visit to the communist island this March represents a turning point for both nations. To move forward, each side is swallowing its own bitter pill. Obama correctly conceded …

  • Rich States, Poor States: Maine Gets Richer, but Still Among the Poorest image

    Rich States, Poor States: Maine Gets Richer, but Still Among the Poorest

    In the recently-released ninth edition of the Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index, Maine earned its highest all-time rank of 38.

  • Don’t Follow the Left’s Upside Down Approach To Inversions image

    Don’t Follow the Left’s Upside Down Approach To Inversions

    This month, a coalition of free market supporters sent Treasury Secretary Jack Lew a letter urging him to meaningfully address tax inversions, in which companies merge with foreign counterparts and headquarter abroad, by working with Congress to pass corporate tax reform. The Treasury’s actions so far – three rounds of new tax inversion regulations over the past 19 months – won’t solve the problem.

  • FBI vs. Apple: Effort to expand federal power won’t go away image

    FBI vs. Apple: Effort to expand federal power won’t go away

    No one wants to enable criminals and terrorists. But this debate was not about Apple’s cooperation with the FBI. It was, and still is, about radically expanding the power of the federal government and about keeping your personal information — financial, health, even photos and emails — secure from hackers, criminals and cyber terrorists.

  • Why The Left And Others Fear Fundamental State Tax Reform image

    Why The Left And Others Fear Fundamental State Tax Reform

    The 2016 election cycle is in full swing, and so is the campaign to scare citizens and policymakers away from honest examination of tax reform ideas across the states. According …

  • Cutting Cronyism and Taxes are a Maine Source of Opportunity image

    Cutting Cronyism and Taxes are a Maine Source of Opportunity

    Sad news struck Maine’s once-thriving paper industry recently. Only months after Verso Corp. was forced to file for bankruptcy, Madison Paper Mill reported that it would …

  • Rob Natelson Treats Texas Radio Listeners to a Lesson on Article V image

    Rob Natelson Treats Texas Radio Listeners to a Lesson on Article V

    This week Professor Rob Natelson, a member of the ALEC Board of Scholars and author of the ALEC Article V Handbook discussed the amendments convention process on Houston’s Morning News …

  • Iowa must join wave of sentencing reform image

    Iowa must join wave of sentencing reform

    Weldon Angelos was 25 years old when he was sentenced to 55 years in prison for selling a few pounds of marijuana to a police informant while in possession of …

  • Trend of Tax Cuts in 2015 Show a National Appetite for Tax Reform image

    Trend of Tax Cuts in 2015 Show a National Appetite for Tax Reform

    Seventeen states substantially cut taxes during their 2015 legislative sessions, and their taxpayers are enjoying the benefits.

  • Centrally planned cronyism won’t save R.I. image

    Centrally planned cronyism won’t save R.I.

    A March 20 “Political Scene” article highlighted the 38 Studios fiasco, in which Rhode Island officials chose to meddle in the marketplace to disastrous results. Despite this case study in …

  • Gagging Negative Reviews Online Impedes Commerce and Free Speech image

    Gagging Negative Reviews Online Impedes Commerce and Free Speech

    For most of human history, if a person wanted to find out if the new downtown restaurant was worth visiting for date night, whether a remodeling contractor was legitimate, or …

  • New Report Highlights 17 States That Cut Taxes in 2015 image

    New Report Highlights 17 States That Cut Taxes in 2015

    Seventeen states cut taxes in the 2015 legislative year, matching a high-water mark that was first reached in 2013, according to a new report by the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

  • Addressing West Virginia’s drug overdose problem image

    Addressing West Virginia’s drug overdose problem

    Death caused from drug overdose is reaching epidemic levels in communities across the country, with West Virginia ranking as one of the highest in the nation. According to a 2015 …

  • R.I. Desperately Needs Reforms image

    R.I. Desperately Needs Reforms

    Last Tuesday, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo addressed the General Assembly to discuss her budget for the upcoming fiscal year. What she presented reflects Rhode Island’s fiscal policy at large: …

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    Malloy’s Budget Game Must Match Words

    A budget-season miracle happened during Gov. Dannel P. Malloy‘s State of the State address Wednesday. The lightbulb finally went off. It wasn’t a General Electric brand lightbulb, but it was better …