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Archives: Workforce Development / Articles

  • U.S. Apprenticeship Programs: Closing the American Skills Gap image

    U.S. Apprenticeship Programs: Closing the American Skills Gap

    At ALEC, we believe in market-based solutions to society’s most pressing issues, but we also recognize the U.S. Department of Labor’s efforts to close the American skills gap. The U.S.

  • Let’s Talk About Workforce Development with Frank Luntz image

    Let’s Talk About Workforce Development with Frank Luntz

    Having a good career is essential in achieving the good life, yet globalization, automation and outsourcing threaten millions of American careers. So, let’s make a genuine commitment to lifelong learning …

  • Fireside Chat with Secretary Eugene Scalia image

    Fireside Chat with Secretary Eugene Scalia

    Work smarter, not harder. Learn from Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia about policy solutions that make America’s workforce infrastructure strong.

  • Return To Flight image

    Return To Flight

    In just over 100 years the possibility of flight made the world much smaller and redefined what travel and human connectivity mean. Modern aviation changed what it means to go there.

  • Education and Workforce Development Task Force: Policy Prescriptions to Address Economic and Health Care Challenges in the Face of COVID-19 image

    Education and Workforce Development Task Force: Policy Prescriptions to Address Economic and Health Care Challenges in the Face of COVID-19

    The Education and Workforce Development Task Force details policy suggestions to provide more accessible education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Education Savings Account Act The Education Savings Account Act allows …

  • Skip Estes and Jonathan Williams in The Hill image

    Skip Estes and Jonathan Williams in The Hill

    A recent  report declared that the South’s economy is falling behind because it was unprepared for globalization. Meanwhile, just this week, Mitsubishi Motors announced it would relocate its North American headquarters from …

  • Skip Estes and Jonathan Williams in The Wall Street Journal image

    Skip Estes and Jonathan Williams in The Wall Street Journal

    In response to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal that characterized the American South as “falling behind,” ALEC Legislative Analyst Skip Estes and Chief Economist Jonathan Williams …

  • Indiana State of the State Address image

    Indiana State of the State Address

    The Hoosier State has implemented commendable changes regarding tax and fiscal policy in the past several years, with strong leaders at the helm including Governor Eric Holcomb, and former Governors …

  • Generations of Opportunity: Right to Work image

    Generations of Opportunity: Right to Work

    See how policies like Right to Work are transforming states across the nation.

  • 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.

  • VIDEO: Right to Work Explained image

    VIDEO: Right to Work Explained

    There has been lots of conversation around the country on right-to-work, did you know for the first time ever, more Americans live in right-to-work states than not? Watch our video to …

  • The NH Advantage Grows with Right-to-Work image

    The NH Advantage Grows with Right-to-Work

    With the election of Chris Sununu as governor of the Live Free or Die state, New Hampshire may soon become the 28th Right-to-Work state. Lawmakers in Kentucky just passed legislation …

  • Rebecca Friedrichs: Why Good Teachers Want School Choice image

    Rebecca Friedrichs: Why Good Teachers Want School Choice

    Just in time for School Choice Week, Rebecca Friedrichs, a California public school teacher, partnered with Prager University to produce a short video describing why school choice programs lead …

  • Missouri May Become Model State for Government Union Labor Relations image

    Missouri May Become Model State for Government Union Labor Relations

    A right-to-work bill making its way through Missouri’s legislature is generating most of the labor-related headlines in the Show-Me state. However, government union reform legislation has been introduced that could …

  • State of the State: Rhode Island image

    State of the State: Rhode Island

    Not only does Rhode Island’s economic outlook rank a dismal 35 out of 50 according to the 9th annual Rich States, Poor States, but more than 70,000 have …

  • State of the State: Georgia image

    State of the State: Georgia

    Though much improved over five years ago, the current economic situation in Georgia is anything but peachy. In the annual State of the State Address, Governor Nathan Deal discussed his …

  • State of the State: Arkansas image

    State of the State: Arkansas

    Amid frightful winter storms coating a large part of Arkansas and the South, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson delivered his State of the State address in Little …

  • The Invisible Wall to Legal Immigration image

    The Invisible Wall to Legal Immigration

    The United States of America is one of the most important and influential countries on earth. One of the primary destinations for immigrants, the U.S. attracts people from all over …

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    When Speech is Compelled

    As the country celebrates one of our most fundamental freedoms during Free Speech Week, it is important to keep in mind that the freedom of speech also means the freedom …

  • Video: Alfredo Ortiz Addresses ALEC Attendees image

    Video: Alfredo Ortiz Addresses ALEC Attendees

    “A well-informed public is the best defense against bad public policy.” During the ALEC Annual Meeting, Mr. Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of the Job Creators Network, shared valuable ideas …