Press Releases

Press Releases

  • Annual Report Ranks States on Quality of Education image

    Annual Report Ranks States on Quality of Education

    For Immediate Release Contact: Ashley Pratte [email protected] 571-482-5030 Arlington, VA (January 24, 2017)– An annual report released by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) ranks all …

  • New Report Highlights Detriments of Overregulated Pharmaceutical Industry image

    New Report Highlights Detriments of Overregulated Pharmaceutical Industry

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ashley Pratte [email protected]   Arlington, VA (January 11, 2017) – Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the cost of prescription drugs have …

  • ALEC to Play Critical Role in New Presidential Administration image

    ALEC to Play Critical Role in New Presidential Administration

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ashley Pratte [email protected] Arlington, VA (December 14, 2016) – After two years of dramatic growth under the leadership of President and Chief Executive Officer …

  • New Report Exposes Pension Fund Cronyism image

    New Report Exposes Pension Fund Cronyism

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ashley Pratte [email protected] Arlington, VA (December 14, 2016) – Pension fund cronyism has run rampant throughout the country as some lawmakers and trustees recklessly place …

  • Free Market and Limited Government Principles Prevail Across the Nation image

    Free Market and Limited Government Principles Prevail Across the Nation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ashley Pratte [email protected] Free Market and Limited Government Principles Prevail Across the Nation State legislatures retain Republican majority Arlington, VA (November 9, …

  • New Report Urges Uniformity in Legislation Regarding Drone Operations image

    New Report Urges Uniformity in Legislation Regarding Drone Operations

    Arlington, VA (October 13, 2016)— An estimated 2.8 million drones will be purchased in the United States this year alone as interest in the new technology has soared in recent …

  • Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence to Speak at ALEC 43rd Annual Meeting Today image

    Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence to Speak at ALEC 43rd Annual Meeting Today

    Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Indiana Governor Mike Pence will speak Friday, July 29th at the 12:30 PM–2:00 PM plenary lunch session of the 43rd American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Annual Meeting.

  • Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence to Speak at ALEC 43rd Annual Meeting on Friday image

    Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence to Speak at ALEC 43rd Annual Meeting on Friday

    Indianapolis, Indiana (July 26, 2016)—Thousands of state legislators, business leaders, policy experts and citizen groups will meet in Indianapolis July 27-29 for the 43rd American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Annual …

  • American Legislative Exchange Council Adopts 2016 Spring Task Force Summit Model Policies image

    American Legislative Exchange Council Adopts 2016 Spring Task Force Summit Model Policies

    Newest Model Policies Can Be Found Here Arlington, Virginia (June 24, 2016)— The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) brought together state legislators and stakeholders in May at …

  • State Legislator Leaders, Members of Congress and Policy Experts To Meet in Nation’s Capital To Discuss an Article V Amendments Convention image

    State Legislator Leaders, Members of Congress and Policy Experts To Meet in Nation’s Capital To Discuss an Article V Amendments Convention

    State legislators are on Capitol Hill today hosting a panel discussion with Members of Congress and policy experts to explore what an Article V Amendments Convention would look like if states meet the threshold for calling a convention.

  • New Report Introduces Three Innovative Parent Tools to Optimize Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) image

    New Report Introduces Three Innovative Parent Tools to Optimize Education Savings Accounts (ESAs)

    Arlington, VA (May 18, 2016)— Three tools– peer reviews, branding, and consumer reports—are resources parents can use to optimize ESAs, according to a new report released by the American Legislative …

  • American Legislative Exchange Council Hosts 2016 Spring Task Force Summit in Pittsburgh image

    American Legislative Exchange Council Hosts 2016 Spring Task Force Summit in Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (May 6, 2016)—The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will bring together state legislators and stakeholders this week at the Spring Task Force Summit in Pittsburgh. During the May …

  • 2016 State Economic Competitiveness Index Reveals National Pro-Growth Trend image

    2016 State Economic Competitiveness Index Reveals National Pro-Growth Trend

    North Carolina, North Dakota, Wyoming and Arizona among top states; New York, Vermont, New Jersey, Connecticut and California rank last

  • New Report Reveals Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Unsustainable for State Prison Systems image

    New Report Reveals Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Unsustainable for State Prison Systems

    Arlington, VA (March 29, 2016)— States are experiencing unsustainable levels of incarceration in their prison systems , some as high as 171 percent of the design capacity, according to a …

  • New Report Highlights 17 States That Cut Taxes in 2015 image

    New Report Highlights 17 States That Cut Taxes in 2015

    Seventeen states cut taxes in the 2015 legislative year, matching a high-water mark that was first reached in 2013, according to a new report by the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

  • New Report Offers Ways to Fight Prescription Opioid Abuse image

    New Report Offers Ways to Fight Prescription Opioid Abuse

    Written by Dr. Wayne Winegarden, the new report explores the benefits of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADFs) of prescription opioids and offers lawmakers recommendations on how to expand patient access to the new technologies when addressing addiction issues in their states. In 2008, the record of abuse and misuse of prescription opioids has accounted for an estimated $55.7 million in healthcare, workplace and criminal justice costs.

  • Texas State Representative Phil King Named Chairman of American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Center for Innovation and Technology image

    Texas State Representative Phil King Named Chairman of American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Center for Innovation and Technology

    The Center provides state lawmakers with guides, data, research and a structure to imagine and create a plan of action for how innovation could benefit their states. Whether improving processes, creating products or developing new ideas, the Center provides a place for breakout inspiration and examination of policy improvements. The Center is led by ALEC Vice President Bartlett Cleland.

  • NFIB: Report Confirms 2012 Tax Cuts Put Kansas Back on Track image

    NFIB: Report Confirms 2012 Tax Cuts Put Kansas Back on Track

    TOPEKA, Jan. 21, 2016–Dan Murray, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, released the following statement today in response to strong showing by Kansas in the 8th edition …

  • American Legislative Exchange Council Members to meet in Scottsdale for three-day policy summit image

    American Legislative Exchange Council Members to meet in Scottsdale for three-day policy summit

    Scottsdale, Arizona (November 9, 2015)—Hundreds of state legislators and stakeholders will come together in Scottsdale December 2-4 for the States and Nation Policy Summit of the American Legislative Exchange Council …

  • New Report Reveals Trends in Charitable Contributions in the States image

    New Report Reveals Trends in Charitable Contributions in the States

    New Report Reveals Trends in Charitable Contributions in the States Report Finds Strong Relationship between State Tax Rates and Philanthropic Giving Arlington, VA (Sept. 23, 2015)— An increase in …