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Archives: Economic Development / Articles

  • State of the State: Texas image

    State of the State: Texas

    Republicans and Democrats in the Lone Star State surely can celebrate Texas’ resilience. Governor Greg Abbott began his State of the State address acknowledging the economic toll of falling …

  • State of the State: North Carolina image

    State of the State: North Carolina

    Democratic Governor Roy Cooper began his first State of the State address highlighting the shared interests of all Tar Heel State citizens, but quickly turned to lambast certain Republican-sponsored policies …

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    State of the State: New York

    Governor Cuomo’s discussion of important issues such as tax relief certainly is encouraging. However, picking winners and losers with taxpayer dollars and increasing spending will not help New York’s economy to thrive. Instead, legislators should focus on a continued reduction of the state’s burdensome corporate and personal income taxes. An unshackling of the ingenuity and dreams of New Yorkers will fuel a better life for all.

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    Arizona Celebrates Economic Outlook in Rich States, Poor States

    Along with ALEC CEO Lisa B. Nelson, the Center for State Fiscal Reform hosted a celebratory event in Phoenix, Arizona, earlier this week. For the second year in a row, …

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    Setting the Record Straight on Open Contracting

    An interesting exchange occurred in the Wisconsin Senate last Wednesday. During discussion of a bill that would prohibit the state of Wisconsin or political subdivisions from requiring Project Labor …

  • 2017 is Right-to-Work’s Watershed Year image

    2017 is Right-to-Work’s Watershed Year

    Workers should have the right to decide for themselves whether or not they want to join or fund a union without fear of losing their jobs. With the recent adoption …

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    Right to Work Explained

    There has been lots of conversation around the country on right-to-work, did you know for the first time ever, more Americans live in right-to-work states than not? Watch our video to …

  • The NH Advantage Grows with Right-to-Work image

    The NH Advantage Grows with Right-to-Work

    With the election of Chris Sununu as governor of the Live Free or Die state, New Hampshire may soon become the 28th Right-to-Work state. Lawmakers in Kentucky just passed legislation …

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    State of the State: Minnesota

    Governor Mark Dayton delivered one of his final State of the State addresses in St. Paul. The headlines focused on the frightening moment when the governor fainted, but otherwise …

  • State of the State: Nevada image

    State of the State: Nevada

    Nevada remains one of the most business-friendly states. The education system is rapidly becoming the envy of the nation. And it’s no surprise that many choose to escape the high-tax regime of California for no-income-tax Nevada. But to stop the slide in economic outlook, Nevadans should reject further cronyism and resist calls for a further erosion of the low-tax environment.

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    State of the State: South Dakota

    South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard recently delivered his seventh State of the State address. Though he did not focus heavily on fiscal issues, Daugaard discussed the need to balance …

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    Missouri May Become Model State for Government Union Labor Relations

    A right-to-work bill making its way through Missouri’s legislature is generating most of the labor-related headlines in the Show-Me state. However, government union reform legislation has been introduced that could …

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    State of the State: Arizona

    “The state of our state in 2017, is resilient and strong. Our economy is growing, our schools are improving, and our citizens are succeeding,” thundered Arizona Governor Doug Ducey in …

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    State of the State: Missouri

    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, the second-youngest serving governor in the U.S., presented an ambitious agenda in his first State of the State address. Highlights of his speech include enacting …

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    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 …

  • State of the State: Nebraska image

    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 …

  • State of the State: Colorado image

    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 …