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  • 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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    The Occupational Licensing Defense Act

    Summary: The purpose of this Act is to ensure that an individual may pursue a lawful profession free from unnecessary occupational regulations and protect those against the misuse of occupational …

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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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    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 …

  • Resolution on the Federal Employer’s Liability Act image

    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 …

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

    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 …

  • Resolution to Repeal Special Privileges in Transit image

    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 …

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    Workplace Drug Testing Act

    Workplace Drug Testing Act Summary ALEC’s model Workplace Drug Testing Act provides that an employer may test for drugs and alcohol in accordance with provisions in the Act, and …

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    Property/Casualty Insurance Modernization Act

    Property/Casualty Insurance Modernization Act Summary This model bill establishes a use and file rate regulatory system for personal lines of insurance, a no-file system …

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    Public Employee Freedom Act

    Public Employee Freedom Act Summary Excluded from National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), public employees are subject to state and local laws governing collective bargaining. Many of these laws are …

  • Hired With a Silver Spoon? image

    Hired With a Silver Spoon?

    At a time when states are tightening their budgets and looking everywhere to find savings, one area has been largely overlooked. A new study released by Citizens Against Government …

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    Census State Pension Survey 2007-2010

    The U.S. Census collects key data from selected state and municipal pension funds every year. Data in the tables attached here covers the 222 largest state administered defined benefit pension funds from fiscal years 2007 through 2010.