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  • 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 …

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    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 …

  • 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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    Work Force Z

    Tomorrow’s workforce is already here, and the workers who comprise it are likely to demand changes in the system that has largely remained the same for more than 100 years.

  • Promoting Economic Growth, One State Labor Law at a Time image

    Promoting Economic Growth, One State Labor Law at a Time

    In May, the U.S. economy added only 38,000 new jobs, the lowest amount added in the past five years. The release of this disappointing jobs report at the beginning …

  • D.C. Residents Face Tougher Path to Employment as $15 Minimum Wage Proposal Passes image

    D.C. Residents Face Tougher Path to Employment as $15 Minimum Wage Proposal Passes

    The recent push to raise minimum wage across the country has reached its boiling point in the District of Columbia. The proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15 per …

  • Machines Invade the Labor Market image

    Machines Invade the Labor Market

    Last week, Wendy’s announced that self-service ordering kiosks will be made available to its more than 6,000 stores nationwide. Wendy’s is just the latest example of increasing automation in …