Archives: State Budgets / Model Policies

Archives: State Budgets / Model Policies

  • Statement of Principles on Sound Rainy Day Fund Practices image

    Statement of Principles on Sound Rainy Day Fund Practices

    Guiding Principles of State Rainy Day Funds The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is committed to developing state budgetary policies that foster an economy that works for all, empowering people …

  • Resolution in Opposition to Federal Bailouts of State Budgets image

    Resolution in Opposition to Federal Bailouts of State Budgets

    WHEREAS, the national debt surpassed $27 trillion in October 2020; WHEREAS, states – like the federal government – have demonstrated a lack of spending restraint, with state and local government …

  • Property Tax Appraisal Reform Act image

    Property Tax Appraisal Reform Act

    SECTION 1 Amends [INSERT STATE] Tax Code, as follows: If the appraised value of property in a tax year is lowered upon taxpayer appeal, the appraised value of the property …

  • Truth in Taxation Act image

    Truth in Taxation Act

    As used in this section: (1) “Taxing subdivision” means any political subdivision of the state that levies an ad valorem tax on property. (2) “Revenue neutral rate” means the tax …

  • Draft Act to Identify Coercive Federal Funds in the Budget of [INSERT STATE] image

    Draft Act to Identify Coercive Federal Funds in the Budget of [INSERT STATE]

    An Act to create [section ______] of the statutes; relating to: [state legislative budget bureau] reports on federal funds in the state budget, and the conditions attached by federal law and federal regulation thereto, …

  • State Constitutional Amendment for a Balanced Budget image

    State Constitutional Amendment for a Balanced Budget

    BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF {insert state}: Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of the State of {insert state} is proposed and agreed …