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  • 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, …

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    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.

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    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 …

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    State of the State: Washington

    “Our economy is not working for everyone.”

  • 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 …

  • Now Is the Time for Pension Reform image

    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.

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

    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 …

  • Pension Reform: Polling and Millennials image

    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 …