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  • Idaho State of the State: Governor Otter Celebrates Economic Strength, Advocates for Modest Tax Cuts in Final Year image

    Idaho State of the State: Governor Otter Celebrates Economic Strength, Advocates for Modest Tax Cuts in Final Year

    In his twelfth and final state of the state address, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter celebrated Idaho’s continued strengths. “Our State government is leaner, more fiscally responsible, more transparent, more responsive, …

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    Task Force on Civil Justice

    Task Force on Civil Justice Tentative Meeting Agenda 2017 States and Nation Policy Summit | Nashville, TN Thursday, December 7, 2017 2:30 – …

  • West Virginia’s Economic Outlook Improves, Still Behind Most States image

    West Virginia’s Economic Outlook Improves, Still Behind Most States

    In the 10th edition of Rich States, Poor States, West Virginia’s economic outlook improved from 37th to 31st out of the 50 states. This improvement is largely thanks to the …

  • ALEC Applauds Michigan’s MPSPERS Pension Reform Efforts image

    ALEC Applauds Michigan’s MPSPERS Pension Reform Efforts

    This reform package preserves retirement security for existing and future employees while putting in place a more fiscally sustainable benefit for new workers. Both teachers and taxpayers win.

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    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.

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    Asbestos Claims Transparency Act

    Asbestos Claims Transparency Act Model Policy Title __ of the [   ] Code is amended by adding Chapter ___ to read …

  • Asbestos and Silica Claims Priorities Act image

    Asbestos and Silica Claims Priorities Act

    Asbestos and Silica Claims Priorities Act Title __ of the [    ] Code is amended by adding Chapter __ to read as follows: Chapter __.  Claims Involving Asbestos …

  • State of the State: New Jersey image

    State of the State: New Jersey

    The governor praised legislators for reducing the state sales tax and increasing the exclusions for the state’s estate tax; but he failed to mention the tax cut savings are almost entirely offset by the enormous 23-cent per gallon increase in the gas tax. This year’s sales tax reduction of 0.125 percent will save consumers a whopping $1.25 on a $1,000 purchase; meanwhile, the gas tax hike will cost twice this much on a single 11 gallon fill-up.

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    State of the State: Arizona

    “The state of our state in 2017, is resilient and strong. Our economy is growing, our schools are improving, and our citizens are succeeding,” thundered Arizona Governor Doug Ducey in …

  • Keeping the Promise: Getting Politics Out of Pensions image

    Keeping the Promise: Getting Politics Out of Pensions

    Pensions are a valuable non-wage benefit that a large majority of state and local governments offer their employees as part of their compensation packages. With approximately $3.8 trillion in total …

  • An Increased Burden: Too Expensive and Less Work image

    An Increased Burden: Too Expensive and Less Work

    These regulations will also make doing business in any industry much more expensive. A study by the American Action Forum concluded that the new overtime rule would cost employers about $3 billion in compliance costs and nearly 2.5 million hours of paperwork related to the regulations.

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    State Council on Competitive Government Act

    {Title, enacting clause, etc.} Section 1. {Definitions.} In this chapter: (1)  “Council” means the State Council on Competitive Government. (2)  “Local government” means a county, municipality, special district, school district, …

  • Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Meeting image

    Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Meeting

    Task Force on Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Tentative Meeting Agenda Annual Meeting 2016 | Indianapolis, Indiana Friday, July 29, 2016 2:30 …

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    Civil Justice Task Force Meeting

    Task Force on Civil Justice Tentative Meeting Agenda 2016 Annual Meeting | Indianapolis, Indiana Friday, July 29, 2016 2:30 – 5:30 PM …

  • The New Hampshire Primary Results Project Little Hope in Economic Growth image

    The New Hampshire Primary Results Project Little Hope in Economic Growth

    Because of its varying policies, New Hampshire’s economic priorities are difficult to gauge, which some pundits might suggest make the state a good testing ground for presidential candidates’ platforms. The state’s inherent fiscal inconsistencies might also explain the seemingly irreconcilable gulf between voters’ concerns about the economy and their support for Sanders and Trump.

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    State of the State: Illinois

    Given the severity of Illinois’ problems, now is the time for bold reform.

  • State of the State: Utah image

    State of the State: Utah

    Few states in the nation can rival Utah’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and economic competitiveness. A lesser writer would even say that the Beehive State’s economy is buzzing. Utah’s consistent …

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    Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Meeting

    Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force Meeting Agenda 2:00 PM               Welcome and Introductions 2:05 PM               Panel Discussion: Taxpayer Funded Lobbying Disclosure – Ensuring Public Transparency 2:35 PM               Presentation: An …

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    Civil Justice Task Force Meeting

    Civil Justice Task Force Meeting Agenda 2:00 PM               Call to Order Welcome and Introductions Approval of Minutes from States and Nation Policy Summit New member introductions 2:10 PM               ALEC and …

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    Occupational Board Reform Act

    A bill for an act relating to occupational regulations contrary to the Sherman (Antitrust) Act; establishing the state policy for the regulation of occupations, specifying criteria for government regulation to increase …