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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 …

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    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 …

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    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 …

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    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 …

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    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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    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 …

  • ALEC Weighs in on EPA’s Proposed Carbon Dioxide Standard image

    ALEC Weighs in on EPA’s Proposed Carbon Dioxide Standard

    On Monday June 25, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) submitted a public comment in opposition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon dioxide standard for new …

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    ALEC in Investor’s Business Daily

    ALEC And The Left’s War On Free Speech – Investors.com. “If you want an insight into today’s left, look at its multifront war against the American Legislative Exchange Council …

  • Letter to Detroit News: ALEC’s Contribution Worthwhile image

    Letter to Detroit News: ALEC’s Contribution Worthwhile

    The Detroit News published a special letter from ALEC today on Michigan’s economic improvements over the past year as well as the attacks on ALEC from radical extremist groups: …

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    Palm Oil – Fueling Economic Growth in the Developing World

    In a decision that could have serious economic implications for Indonesia, Malaysia and other countries located within the narrow global band where oil palm is grown, the Environmental Protection Agency …

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    Former Mississippi State Chair Defends ALEC

    A former representative and ALEC State Chair for Mississippi, Jim Ellington  wrote a great defense of ALEC in a Letter to the Editor at the Clarion Ledger: “The truth …

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    The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement: Well Worth the Wait!

    The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) goes into force on March 15, 2012 and represents a major step toward President Obama’s 2010 National Export Initiative (NEI) goal of doubling …

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    “A Destructive IRS Mandate”

    ALEC Alumni Senator Rubio and Representative Posey write in the Miami Herald: The U.S. Treasury is proposing an IRS mandate that will require U.S. deposit institutions such as banks …

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    Balancing the Federal Budget Can Start in the States

    Time is running out. Our nation is trillions of dollars in debt without a credible plan to stop spending. The battle in Congress has escalated to a point where …

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    Priority-Based Budgeting: Protecting Taxpayers

    By Patricia Cuadros Back in October 2011, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a performance audit bill from the California state legislature, calling it the “siren song of budget reform”. Soon …

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    Improving Government Efficiency

    Members of the Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development Task Force are dedicated to making government more efficient, cost-effective and competitive. States across the nation are looking for opportunities and …

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    Exports Can Grow Your State’s Economy

    States are facing an increasingly international future, and since ninety-five percent of the world’s consumers live outside our borders, embracing export opportunities can be the key to a state’s economic …

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    Highway Robbery – Why Power on Transportation Issues Should Be Restored to the States

    Envision a mafia-like scheme. The federal government shows up uninvited and says, “Ya gotta keep your highways in good shape, but since we’re lookin’ out for ya, we’re gonna hold …

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    How States Should Prepare for Federal Budget Cuts

    States face the potential loss of federal funds that may come when the 12-member Congressional "super committee" makes its recommendations for cutting $1.5 trillion from the federal deficit.