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Archives: Tax Reform / Articles

  • VIDEO: Cut Taxes, Save States image

    VIDEO: Cut Taxes, Save States

    Former Speaker, Newt Gingrich, addressing the ALEC 2017 Annual Meeting on the importance of implementing tax cuts before taking on true reform in each state.

  • North Carolina Accelerates Broad-Based Tax Relief image

    North Carolina Accelerates Broad-Based Tax Relief

    By further lowering economically destructive taxes on productivity, North Carolina lawmakers are giving the state’s economy yet another long-term boost, further magnetizing its draw for individuals and businesses alike.

  • Illinois Must Dig Itself Out Of The Fiscal Ditch image

    Illinois Must Dig Itself Out Of The Fiscal Ditch

    Finger-pointing is rampant in Illinois as the state’s credit rating has been downgraded by S&P and Moody’s to near junk status, the lowest ever for a state. Without a …

  • 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.

  • Taxes, Pensions and Free Speech On Display in Salt Lake City image

    Taxes, Pensions and Free Speech On Display in Salt Lake City

    The ALEC Center for State Fiscal Reform recently hosted a successful regional Tax and Fiscal Policy Academy, with Utah legislative hosts Senator Wayne Niederhauser, Senator Stuart Adams and Representative Kim …

  • What’s the Matter with Kansas Republicans? image

    What’s the Matter with Kansas Republicans?

    When you travel down I-70 west from the Kansas City airport to the Kansas capital of Topeka, you pass a sign that says “You Are Entering the Land of Oz.” …

  • United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Written Testimony image

    United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Written Testimony

    Dear Chairman Brady, Ranking Member Neal, and Members of the Committee, Thank you for the opportunity to comment throughout this important policy discussion. By way of background, my name is …

  • State of the State: Delaware image

    State of the State: Delaware

    Governor Carney's agenda resists overall spending reductions, advocates for higher taxes and neglects other needed policy reforms (such as worker’s compensation and worker freedom). With a legislature unlikely to circumvent the lackluster agenda of the new governor, don’t expect Delaware’s economic outlook to break through the median anytime soon.

  • State of the State: Ohio image

    State of the State: Ohio

    A renewed focus on reforms-rather than government micromanagement-can ensure the governor’s homestretch is one of continued economic renewal.

  • VIDEO: North Carolina: Setting an Example in Tax Reform image

    VIDEO: North Carolina: Setting an Example in Tax Reform

    Jonathan Williams, Chief Economist and Vice President of the Center for State Fiscal Reform, and Elliot Young, Research Analyst for the Center for State Fiscal Reform, discuss North Carolina’s tax …

  • VIDEO: Carbon Tax Explained image

    VIDEO: Carbon Tax Explained

    Joel Griffith, Director of the ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force, explains what implementing a carbon tax means.

  • VIDEO: USA Act Explained featuring Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers image

    VIDEO: USA Act Explained featuring Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers

    Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers joins ALEC to discuss the USA Act, a bill that will address wasteful government spending.

  • VIDEO: Corporate Tax Reform image

    VIDEO: Corporate Tax Reform

    Joel Griffith, Director of the ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force, breaks down corporate tax reform basics.

  • VIDEO: Tax Reform 101 image

    VIDEO: Tax Reform 101

    America has had a competitiveness deficit for a very long time. Learn how tax reform can help with Jonathan Williams, Vice President of the Center for State Fiscal Reform.

  • VIDEO: Tax Reform Explained image

    VIDEO: Tax Reform Explained

    In light of President Trump’s pending tax plan, Jonathan Williams discusses tax reform on a larger scale.

  • VIDEO: Jonathan Williams Discusses Rich States, Poor States on Tipping Point image

    VIDEO: Jonathan Williams Discusses Rich States, Poor States on Tipping Point

    Jonathan Williams, Vice President of the Center for State Fiscal Reform, discusses the 10th edition of Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer Economic Competitiveness Index with Liz Wheeler.  …

  • VIDEO: 10th Anniversary of Rich States, Poor States image

    VIDEO: 10th Anniversary of Rich States, Poor States

    Celebrate 10 years of Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer Economic Competitiveness Index with the latest video from the ALEC studio.

  • VIDEO: Arizona Governor Discusses Importance of Rich States, Poor States image

    VIDEO: Arizona Governor Discusses Importance of Rich States, Poor States

    Governor Doug Ducey discusses the importance of Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer Economic Competitiveness Index.

  • Taxes Matter—Yes, in Georgia Too image

    Taxes Matter—Yes, in Georgia Too

    With gridlock continuing to delay the first fundamental federal tax reform since 1986, states are leading the way. Recognizing that tax policy has the power to make or break an …

  • State of the State: California image

    State of the State: California

    The governor is right: we cannot “construct some alternate universe of non-facts that we find more pleasing.” California’s economic outlook currently ranks 46th nationally, according to Rich States, Poor States. Ignoring the impending fiscal collapse due to unfunded pension liabilities, failing to reduce the onerous tax burden, and pretending that a state carbon emissions crackdown will alter global climate only will force others to flee Governor Brown’s vision of the future.