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Archives: Economic Development / Articles

  • State of the State: Mississippi image

    State of the State: Mississippi

    In his sixth State of the State address, Governor Phil Bryant reminded lawmakers their power is derived from the sovereign taxpayers–a subtle reference to the philosophy of John Locke. The address …

  • State of the State: Georgia image

    State of the State: Georgia

    Though much improved over five years ago, the current economic situation in Georgia is anything but peachy. In the annual State of the State Address, Governor Nathan Deal discussed his …

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    State of the State: Nebraska

    Halfway through his four-year term, Governor Pete Ricketts recently delivered his State of the State address in Lincoln, Nebraska. He focused heavily on the need to increase government efficiency, …

  • State of the Commonwealth: Virginia image

    State of the Commonwealth: Virginia

    While not facing problems of the same magnitude as states like New York or Connecticut, the Old Dominion certainly faces some challenges. In four short years, Virginia has slipped from …

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    State of the State: Colorado

    The governor wasted no time Thursday evening demanding more dollars be squeezed from the wallets of Colorado taxpayers.

  • State of the State: South Carolina image

    State of the State: South Carolina

    The Clemson Tigers’ historic win in Monday’s National Championship game may be at forefront of the minds of everyone in South Carolina, but the Palmetto State has much more of which …

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    State of the State: Kansas

    Kansas Governor Sam Brownback boasted Kansas is the “envy of the world” and “the state of our state is indeed strong.”  Despite the struggles in certain sectors of the economy-notably …

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    State of the State: Wisconsin

    The state of Wisconsin has more to be proud of than the Green Bay Packers and the  best cheese in the world. Governor Scott Walker delivered his 7th …

  • State of the State: Arkansas image

    State of the State: Arkansas

    Amid frightful winter storms coating a large part of Arkansas and the South, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson delivered his State of the State address in Little …

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    Condition of the State: Iowa

    Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, the longest-serving governor in American history, delivered the Condition of the State address three days into Iowa’s 2017 legislative session. Branstad was recently chosen by …

  • State of the State: North Dakota image

    State of the State: North Dakota

    In a balmy 3 degrees Fahrenheit, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum delivered his first State of the State address in Bismarck on January 3. Burgum was sworn into office …

  • Kentucky Becomes the 27th Right-to-Work State image

    Kentucky Becomes the 27th Right-to-Work State

    Over the weekend, Kentucky lawmakers and Governor Bevin moved swiftly to fulfill one of the most repeated campaign promises of the election, make Kentucky a right-to-work state. Making the issue …

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    House REINS in Government Red Tape

    Yesterday, an eager House of Representatives got to work and quickly fulfilled one of the season’s most significant campaign promises—regulatory reform. With an eye toward protecting the economy from the …

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    All of the Above Jobs

    "All of the Above Jobs" can create prosperity and improve environmental quality.

  • Video: John Tillman Addresses ALEC Attendees image

    Video: John Tillman Addresses ALEC Attendees

    “The truth is that we want to unleash the human spirit that lives within every one of us. We want to empower workers. We want to give them their freedom; …

  • The Prosperity States Initiative: A Policy Lesson from When Harry Met Sally image

    The Prosperity States Initiative: A Policy Lesson from When Harry Met Sally

    According to various reports recently published by the Cato Institute, Fraser Institute, Legatum Institute, the Swiss Liberalis Foundation and the Heritage Foundation, the United States clearly no longer ranks among …

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    A Drink to Our Freedom

    During the mandate to prohibit alcoholic beverages in the United States under the 18th Amendment in 1920, it is unlikely that anyone could publicly say, “Connecting buyers and sellers, whiskey …

  • Video: Alfredo Ortiz Addresses ALEC Attendees image

    Video: Alfredo Ortiz Addresses ALEC Attendees

    “A well-informed public is the best defense against bad public policy.” During the ALEC Annual Meeting, Mr. Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of the Job Creators Network, shared valuable ideas …

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    Welfare Reform at 20

    There is something special about work. For most, this simple fact can often get overlooked or lost in the endless pressures of a job.

  • Arkansas Gains Big on Capital Gains Tax Cut image

    Arkansas Gains Big on Capital Gains Tax Cut

    According to Governor Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas ended fiscal year 2016 with a budget surplus of $177.4 million – a sizable $117.3 million higher than the previous fiscal year.