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  • What Can We Learn From Germany’s Energy Policies? image

    What Can We Learn From Germany’s Energy Policies?

    Over the past several years, there has been a growing trend among some U.S. policymakers to look toward Europe – and specifically to Germany – as models for responsible energy …

  • As Clean Power Plan is Litigated, More States are “Putting their Pencils Down” image

    As Clean Power Plan is Litigated, More States are “Putting their Pencils Down”

    In early February, the U.S. Supreme Court elected to stay implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP). This recently finalized regulation – the centerpiece …

  • The Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act (UMITA): Shining a Light on the Hidden Costs of Unfunded Mandates image

    The Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act (UMITA): Shining a Light on the Hidden Costs of Unfunded Mandates

    ALEC hosted a congressional conference call with Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (NC) on Tuesday, February 23. The Congresswoman discussed her sponsorship of the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act (UMITA), and described UMITA …

  • CMS ‘Reinsurance’ Program Deceives U.S. Treasury Department, Taxpayers image

    CMS ‘Reinsurance’ Program Deceives U.S. Treasury Department, Taxpayers

    The list of failures, misrepresentations and falsities surrounding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is almost unending. First there was the assurance that under the ACA if Americans …

  • Replacing Your Tablet with a Set Top Box image

    Replacing Your Tablet with a Set Top Box

    Many people, especially Millennials, watch television shows on cell phones, tablets or laptops, but they may be forced to watch their programs on a television if Federal Communications Commission Chairman …

  • TPP Creates Footwear of the Future image

    TPP Creates Footwear of the Future

    The final Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) text is out and the results of economic models are in. TPP will contribute to economic growth and direct employment in the sectors where …

  • Governor Scott Walker Bars Agencies From Preparing for Clean Power Plan image

    Governor Scott Walker Bars Agencies From Preparing for Clean Power Plan

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court made major headlines when it elected to stay implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP). This recently …

  • 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.

  • Oregon’s Minimum Wage Bill image

    Oregon’s Minimum Wage Bill

    With Governor Kate Brown’s signature, Oregon will likely soon rank as having the highest state-set minimum wage in the nation. Currently, the minimum wage in Oregon is $9.25 an …

  • Natural Gas: Promoting Safe, Affordable and Reliable Energy image

    Natural Gas: Promoting Safe, Affordable and Reliable Energy

    Recently, the American Gas Association released its 2016 Playbook, a concise description of the tremendous role the natural gas industry currently plays and is poised to continue playing in …

  • Federal Term Limits and the Article V Amendments Convention image

    Federal Term Limits and the Article V Amendments Convention

    Congressional term limits are a priority for the American people. If you live in the United States, you live under a term-limited President, and your Governor is probably term-limited as …

  • Supreme Court Outlook: Energy and Environment image

    Supreme Court Outlook: Energy and Environment

    With the recent passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, the current 4-4 ideological split on the U.S. Supreme Court could ultimately help benefit President Obama’s energy and environmental policy agenda.  Any …

  • Medical Innovation and the Business of Cures image

    Medical Innovation and the Business of Cures

    By bringing cures that will eradicate diseases such as Hepatitis C to market, people are healthier, which leads to less doctor visits, reduces costly hospital stays, and helps patients avoid expensive surgeries such as liver transplants.

  • Making the Internet of Things a Safer Place image

    Making the Internet of Things a Safer Place

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is an exciting “place.” Innovators are developing revolutionary technologies that will reshape cars, workplaces, homes and lives. Some of these technologies are even now commonplace.

  • Transfer of Public Lands Is Becoming the Issue du Jour among Presidential Candidates image

    Transfer of Public Lands Is Becoming the Issue du Jour among Presidential Candidates

    During the first weeks of the 2016 presidential primary season, presidential hopefuls are offering their views on the topic of transfer of public lands (TPL) giving the issue a higher …

  • Federal Decision Threatens Apple Smartphone Encryption image

    Federal Decision Threatens Apple Smartphone Encryption

    A decision from a federal United States Magistrate Judge seriously threatens smartphone encryption by requiring Apple to build a “backdoor” to the iPhone for the Federal Bureau of Investigation …

  • Like Beyoncé, San Francisco Is Right To Embrace Innovative Technologies Such As AirBnB image

    Like Beyoncé, San Francisco Is Right To Embrace Innovative Technologies Such As AirBnB

    Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime show delighted her supporters and football fans alike, and also ignited something of a firestorm in the tech world by posting pictures of her lodging for …

  • A Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act image

    A Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

    It only took 18 painstaking years, but the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) is close to becoming a permanent reality. By an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 75-20, the U.S. Senate …

  • Nevada PUC Upholds Net Metering Changes image

    Nevada PUC Upholds Net Metering Changes

    An article that ran last week described what three states – Hawaii, Nevada and California – have done over the past few months to update their net metering programs.

  • Education and Workforce Director Testifies in Missouri about Education Savings Accounts image

    Education and Workforce Director Testifies in Missouri about Education Savings Accounts

    Putting parents back in charge of the direction of their children’s educations allows parents not only to send their students to the schools – public or private – that work best for them, but to actually design customized and flexible education experiences, including tuition, online classes, curricula, textbooks and workbooks, tutoring, and special education therapies, that are as varied as the children themselves. Instead of feeding a child into a system that must, necessarily, be designed around the “average” student, through an ESA program, parents can and have constructed individualized education pathways for their children which capitalize on their unique strengths and shore up their particular weaknesses. But although they are cutting-edge, ESAs are not brand-new or unstudied. As of today, five states – Arizona, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Nevada – have passed education savings account programs. If 2011 was labeled the “Year of School Choice”[i] by the Wall Street Journal, 2016 is likely to be the “Year of Education Savings Accounts.”