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    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 …

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    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, …

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    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 …

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    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 …

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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 …

  • 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.

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    This Wireless Future

    Not long ago, to be connected online a person had to be anchored to a desk with a personal computer.

  • President Elect Trump Should Allow Senate to Reject Paris Climate Agreement image

    President Elect Trump Should Allow Senate to Reject Paris Climate Agreement

    When it’s all said and done, the lasting legacy of the Obama presidency may end up being a clearer understanding of the risks associated with implementing a policy agenda largely …

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    Good Tax Policy Doesn’t Need 12 Steps

    Seldom has a year gone by without the release of some new study waxing wide on the public health costs associated with alcohol abuse, often with recommendations for significant tax increases or sales restrictions on alcohol.

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    The Growing Burden of Unfunded EPA Mandates on the States

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, easily one of the most respected business advocacy groups in the nation, recently released a report titled The Growing Burden of Unfunded EPA Mandates …

  • While You Were Regulating, the Market was Busy Saving the Planet image

    While You Were Regulating, the Market was Busy Saving the Planet

    Clean Power Plan fallout coupled with lessons from energy innovation successes ought to inspire policymakers to seek actual fixes to our environmental challenges instead of needlessly expand the regulatory state.

  • New Resolutions from the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force image

    New Resolutions from the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force

    Earlier this summer, members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) gathered in Indianapolis for the organization’s 43nd Annual Meeting. The nine ALEC task forces gathered to discuss policy ideas …

  • Lawsuits Filed to Challenge Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule image

    Lawsuits Filed to Challenge Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is facing fresh challenges to its new rule regarding overtime pay.

  • Michigan Leads on Giving Choice to Public Employees image

    Michigan Leads on Giving Choice to Public Employees

    For far too long, supporting workers has been interpreted as synonymous with supporting labor unions. Labor unions are happy to keep this conflation alive, but the changing nature of …

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    Streamlining Taxes on Short-Term Rentals

    The sharing economy is here to stay. Thanks to ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft and short-term rental platforms like Airbnb and HomeAway, technology and the spirit of entrepreneurship are joining forces...

  • New Study Reveals the Extent of Rooftop Solar Cost-Shift in Nevada image

    New Study Reveals the Extent of Rooftop Solar Cost-Shift in Nevada

    Aside from maybe Arizona, no other state has expended as much time and energy grappling with policy issues associated with distributed generation (DG) as has Nevada. This should hardly come …

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    Energy Policy Platform: The Republicans

    When the Republican National Committee finalized its 2016 Party Platform in July, they divided the document into six separate sections. One of those sections – perhaps indicative of just …