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  • Deferring to Agencies: Recent Supreme Court Decision Highlights Red Flags in the Administrative State image

    Deferring to Agencies: Recent Supreme Court Decision Highlights Red Flags in the Administrative State

                “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands… may …

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    If Canada Can We Can

    Government officials have long stymied businesses and innovators with overreaching, harmful, or outdated regulations called by the disgruntled regulatees “red tape.” QuantGov’s regulation tracker quantifies that red tape: US …

  • A Current Glimpse of Public Sector Union Policy in the States image

    A Current Glimpse of Public Sector Union Policy in the States

    The Janus Supreme Court decision gave government workers the ability to choose whether or not they want to join or support a government union. While the Janus decision protects worker’s …

  • Affordable and Efficient Cars, Not Federal Mandates image

    Affordable and Efficient Cars, Not Federal Mandates

    A large SUV that can fit the whole family? A fuel-efficient subcompact? How about muscle car? Americans enjoy a range of options when it comes to buying vehicles and a …

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    I Saw The Sign

    “I saw the sign,” sang pop band Ace of Base in the early ‘90s. They probably didn’t realize it, but their song draws attention to a frequently overregulated part …

  • Janus v. AFSCME: “Let Me Out” image

    Janus v. AFSCME: “Let Me Out”

    In an upcoming US Supreme Court decision, Janus v. AFSCME will once again put the issue of union fees, as a condition of employment, back on the table. If Mark …

  • Wyoming State of the State: Fiscal Soundness Despite Setbacks in Energy Sector of Economy image

    Wyoming State of the State: Fiscal Soundness Despite Setbacks in Energy Sector of Economy

    Wyoming enjoys the 8th best economic outlook in the nation, according to Rich States, Poor States. This outlook has failed to translate into performance largely due to numerous macroeconomic factors and regulatory measures. The governor’s commitment to state regulatory reform, bureaucratic downsizing, and budget reform has resulted in the state weathering this storm with a strong balance sheet and low taxes. Rather than resort to higher taxes or centrally planned economic development, the continuation of a business-friendly climate is needed to incentivize further diversification and future growth of the economy.

  • New Hampshire State of the State Address image

    New Hampshire State of the State Address

    One of the youngest governors in the nation, Governor Chris Sununu, recently delivered his second State of the State address. He focused on New Hampshire’s unique strengths and commented, …

  • Missouri State of the State: Government Should “Do Fewer Things and Do Them Better.” image

    Missouri State of the State: Government Should “Do Fewer Things and Do Them Better.”

    The Show-Me State’s 2018 legislative session is off to an exciting start, as Eric Greitens begins his second year as Missouri governor. His inaugural session in office focused heavily on …

  • Nebraska State of the State: Tax Reform on the Horizon image

    Nebraska State of the State: Tax Reform on the Horizon

    Last year, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts (R.) received the American Legislative Exchange Council annual “Best of the Best” award for his bold, pro-growth oriented State of the …

  • Arkansas Fumbles the Ball With Fantasy Sports Tax image

    Arkansas Fumbles the Ball With Fantasy Sports Tax

    Rotisserie league and general fantasy sports betting contests have existed for decades. With the internet, now millions can compete in daily and season-long fantasy sports contests, often with entry fees …

  • The Net Neutrality Day of Action Was A Flop image

    The Net Neutrality Day of Action Was A Flop

    Companies large and small across the United States participated in yesterday’s day of action to protest the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposed reversal of Chairman Wheeler’s Title II reclassification of …

  • The Canadian Dairy Model: Milking Consumers image

    The Canadian Dairy Model: Milking Consumers

    They’re in President Trump’s crosshairs. They live just beyond the border, and the President believes they’re hurting America. You guessed it: Canadian dairy farmers. President Trump made headlines …

  • Energy Innovation: A Key to All of the Above Jobs image

    Energy Innovation: A Key to All of the Above Jobs

    Conservative clean energy innovation that focuses on clean coal, nuclear, and hydro power is, “an economic opportunity, a huge job creator,” says conservative businessman Jay Faison.

  • State of the State: Illinois image

    State of the State: Illinois

    From Illinois’ crushing taxes and regulations to the state’s fiscal problems, it is easy to see why people are voting with their feet and leaving the state at disproportionately high rates. If the Land of Lincoln wishes to stop the bleeding, Governor Rauner can’t be the only one with good ideas—members of the General Assembly and the general public need to get behind necessary reform efforts to save the state.

  • FTC Takes on Economic Liberty with Introduction of New Task Force image

    FTC Takes on Economic Liberty with Introduction of New Task Force

    On March 16, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) concurrently rolled out a task force and accompanying resource webpage focusing on economic liberty, with a concentration on occupational licensing …

  • End the Madness by Letting States Legalize Sports Betting image

    End the Madness by Letting States Legalize Sports Betting

    With the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Men’s Basketball Championship in full swing, sports fans around the nation eagerly follow the action not just to see how their teams performed, …

  • VIDEO: Civil Service Reform Explained image

    VIDEO: Civil Service Reform Explained

    During his inaugural speech, newly-elected President Trump declared that “what truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.” Many commentators …

  • The Stream Protection Rule Gets Axed image

    The Stream Protection Rule Gets Axed

    While traveling about the country on his post-election thank you tour, President-elect Donald J. Trump frequently remarked that he and his supporters had together “made history.” Just four weeks …

  • Setting the Record Straight on Open Contracting image

    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 …