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  • Supreme Court Set to Review Forced Union Contributions from Teachers image

    Supreme Court Set to Review Forced Union Contributions from Teachers

    Teachers’ unions, like other unions, spend a great deal of money engaging in explicitly political activity like lobbying legislators and supporting candidates. Teachers’ unions have so far represented the strongest political challenge to transformative education reform, such as charter schools, voucher programs and education savings accounts. Unfortunately, that clout is built, at least in part, on the forced contributions of teachers who do not necessarily agree with the actions of the unions.

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    Civil Justice

    The Civil Justice Task Force and its members are at the forefront of the efforts to restore fairness and predictability to the civil justice system. The Task Force has developed …

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    Independent Contractor Definition Act

    Summary Many workers often characterize themselves as independent contractors due to beneficial tax incentives, etc. However, when the worker is injured on the job, the worker may want to characterize …

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    Now Is the Time for Pension Reform

    Public pension retirement plans have been ornaments in state and local governments for over a century, yet the once popular and reliable benefit has become a liability to state and local employees and taxpayers alike.

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    Right-to-Work Will Continue to Benefit Indiana’s Economy

    Update: Research and Legislative Analyst Ben Wilterdink recently appeared on the Tony Katz Radio Show to discuss this topic. Listen to his interview below, http://alec.org/docs/Ben-Wilterdink-Tony-Katz-11-7-14.mp3 …

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    Minimum Wages: Few Benefits, Many Consequences

    President Obama’s recent State of the Union address was the culmination of months of advocacy from Democrats and activists for a higher minimum wage. The President proposed a raise to …

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    Rescission External Review Act

    Section 1. Short Title.  This Act may be cited as the “Rescission External Review Act.” Section 2. Purpose.  The purpose of this Act is to assure that covered persons have …

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    Pension Reform: Polling and Millennials

    In the wake of public finance debacles like Detroit and important studies of the depth of the problem, the public is becoming aware of the national crisis facing state and …

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    Employee Online Privacy Act

    Employee Online Privacy Act – as amended  Summary Job applicants and employees are increasingly using online accounts for their personal communication and social networking.  Potential and actual employers should …

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    Defined-Contribution Pension Reform Act

    Defined-Contribution Pension Reform Act Intent Section   The Legislature finds that the defined-benefit model of retirement benefits for state and municipal employees is not fiscally sustainable. It is the …

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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 …

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    Who Is the Highest Paid State Employee in Your State?

    According to the sports news website Deadspin, college football head coaches are the highest-paid state employees in the majority of states. Basketball coaches and one hockey coach make up the majority of the top government wage-earners in the remaining states.

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    Municipal Bankruptcy: An Overview for Local Officials

    Cities and other municipalities falling on hard financial times is nothing new, but it is rare that any such entity files for bankruptcy as a way of addressing its massive debts.

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    Product Liability Resolution

    Product Liability Resolution Summary ALEC’s model Product Liability Resolution recognizes that most manufacturers engage in interstate commerce, and that the state product liability reform effort would be benefited …

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    Resolution on the Federal Employer’s Liability Act

    Resolution on the Federal Employer’s Liability Act Summary ALEC’s model Resolution on the Federal Employer’s Liability Act calls for Congress to repeal the Federal …

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    The Employer Standing Act

    The Employer Standing Act Summary The Employer Standing Act gives employers legal standing before the appropriate board or commission to dispose of a workers’ …

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    High-Risk Health Insurance Pool Model Act

    High-Risk Health Insurance Pool Model Act   Summary  The purpose of this Act is to provide insurance for individuals with high-risk health conditions such as AIDS, diabetes, and …

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    An Act Providing for the Detection and Prevention of Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Improper Payments in State Government

    An Act Providing for the Detection and Prevention of Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Improper Payments in State Government Summary This Act would improve government …

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    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 …

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    Resolution to Repeal Special Privileges in Transit

    Resolution to Repeal Special Privileges in Transit Summary ALEC’s model Resolution to Repeal Special Privileges In Transit would reduce or eliminate costly special privileges that grant transit workers …