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  • Stopping State Bailouts, Before They Start image

    Stopping State Bailouts, Before They Start

    First it was Wall Street, then it was General Motors, and now some expect that individual states will also seek a financial bailout from the federal government. Today, the …

  • The Pension Reform Battle in California image

    The Pension Reform Battle in California

    The unfunded liabilities that stretch across states and municipalities has transformed from a major problem into a full blown crisis. Stockton, CA recently filed for bankruptcy along with …

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    Cloud Computing Taking High-Tech Economy by Storm

    What do Netflix, NASA and the Senegal Ministry of Finance have in common? They all operate in the cloud. Cloud computing is increasingly relevant to businesses, consumers, and even government, …

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    ALEC works with lawmakers

    ALEC op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle this morning. “While Washington has become gridlocked and largely ineffective, the real legislative action is happening at the state level. Why? Because …

  • Safeguarding American Jobs by Protecting Intellectual Property image

    Safeguarding American Jobs by Protecting Intellectual Property

    The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) submitted a request to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last November urging them to properly enforce existing FTC laws to counter software piracy …

  • Teachers Union Failing Students and Community image

    Teachers Union Failing Students and Community

    Throughout the city of Chicago, hundreds of thousands of public school students remain at home; their schools closed while their union teachers protest in the streets and picket their classrooms.

  • Inside ALEC Takes on Taxes image

    Inside ALEC Takes on Taxes

    “No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this …

  • Taxes Push Firms Abroad image

    Taxes Push Firms Abroad

    More and more U.S. companies are moving their corporate headquarters abroad to seek more favorable tax treatment of corporate income, according to recent analysis from the Wall Street Journal.

  • Uber vs. City Hall image

    Uber vs. City Hall

    Hailing a taxi is one of the most frustrating experiences in modern city life. Unfortunately, city government seems intent on keeping it that way. Uber, a San Francisco-based company, …

  • Kansas Policy Institute: Debunking Junk Economics image

    Kansas Policy Institute: Debunking Junk Economics

    When looking at a state to state comparison, measurement is everything. Correct measures to test a state’s prosperity must be used to determine the actual economic growth (or non-growth) a …

  • Popular Good or Public Good? The Debate to Nationalize Facebook image

    Popular Good or Public Good? The Debate to Nationalize Facebook

    Despite what history proves about the transient nature of the social media sector—who still uses Friendster or MySpace?—Philip N. Howard’s recent Slate column calls for regulation of the newest social …

  • New Study Shows State and Local Business Taxes on the Rise image

    New Study Shows State and Local Business Taxes on the Rise

    The Council on State Taxation (COST) recently released a study revealing that businesses paid a total of $644 billion in state and local taxes in fiscal year 2011 …

  • An Expensive Year for Government image

    An Expensive Year for Government

    The Cost of Government Center (CGC) is part of the Americans for Tax Reform Foundation, a non-profit group that promotes flatter, simpler and lower taxes across the US. CGC …

  • 5th Circuit Upholds PPACA’s Limits on Physician-Owned Hospitals image

    5th Circuit Upholds PPACA’s Limits on Physician-Owned Hospitals

    Last Thursday, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a  lawsuit challenging provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that effectively limit expansion of physician-owned hospitals. The …

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    Unfunded pension liability worse than expected

    The issue of state pension sustainability has been a cause of major concern ever since the 2008 recession took a severe toll on pension investment portfolios. State Budget Solutions, …

  • Mobile Apps are Niche Sector of the Telecommunications Industry image

    Mobile Apps are Niche Sector of the Telecommunications Industry

    Statistics from a litany of sources demonstrate one clear takeaway: app use is skyrocketing. Facilitated by increasing numbers of smartphone users, apps are downloaded from proprietary online markets and provide …

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    A False Choice in Illinois

    This Friday, the Illinois General Assembly will convene a one-day special session to address the state’s overwhelming pension liability.  Illinois faces a pension funding crisis of at least $83 billion …

  • Rep. Linda Upmeyer on What ALEC Means image

    Rep. Linda Upmeyer on What ALEC Means

    ALEC’s Second Vice Chair Rep. Linda Upmeyer (IA) writes what ALEC means, and why it is good. Click here for entire article in The Gazette. “I chose to be a …

  • The Avoidable Bankruptcy Catastrophe image

    The Avoidable Bankruptcy Catastrophe

    Bankruptcy has become a real danger to municipalities that choose not to address their fiscal problems. And for most, the problem at the top of the list is unfunded pension …

  • Taxpayers Flee Maryland image

    Taxpayers Flee Maryland

    A recent study by the non-partisan group Change Maryland is garnering significant attention after finding more evidence that the state’s wealthiest residents are being driven out by excessive personal …