Tag: Commerce Insurance and Economic Development Task Force

Tag: Commerce Insurance and Economic Development Task Force

  • Setting the Record Straight on Open Contracting image

    Setting the Record Straight on Open Contracting

    An interesting exchange occurred in the Wisconsin Senate last Wednesday. During discussion of a bill that would prohibit the state of Wisconsin or political subdivisions from requiring Project Labor …

  • Rebecca Friedrichs: Why Good Teachers Want School Choice image

    Rebecca Friedrichs: Why Good Teachers Want School Choice

    Just in time for School Choice Week, Rebecca Friedrichs, a California public school teacher, partnered with Prager University to produce a short video describing why school choice programs lead …

  • Video: John Tillman Addresses ALEC Attendees image

    Video: John Tillman Addresses ALEC Attendees

    “The truth is that we want to unleash the human spirit that lives within every one of us. We want to empower workers. We want to give them their freedom; …

  • When Speech is Compelled image

    When Speech is Compelled

    As the country celebrates one of our most fundamental freedoms during Free Speech Week, it is important to keep in mind that the freedom of speech also means the freedom …

  • A Drink to Our Freedom image

    A Drink to Our Freedom

    During the mandate to prohibit alcoholic beverages in the United States under the 18th Amendment in 1920, it is unlikely that anyone could publicly say, “Connecting buyers and sellers, whiskey …

  • Video: Alfredo Ortiz Addresses ALEC Attendees image

    Video: Alfredo Ortiz Addresses ALEC Attendees

    “A well-informed public is the best defense against bad public policy.” During the ALEC Annual Meeting, Mr. Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of the Job Creators Network, shared valuable ideas …

  • Michigan Leads on Giving Choice to Public Employees image

    Michigan Leads on Giving Choice to Public Employees

    For far too long, supporting workers has been interpreted as synonymous with supporting labor unions. Labor unions are happy to keep this conflation alive, but the changing nature of …

  • 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.

  • Comprehensive Public Employee Freedom Act image

    Comprehensive Public Employee Freedom Act

    Section 1. {Short Title.} This Act shall be known as the Comprehensive Public Employee Freedom Act Section 2. {Legislative Declarations.} This legislature finds and declares that: By bargaining over the allocation of …

  • Natural Hair Braiding Protection Act image

    Natural Hair Braiding Protection Act

    Section 1. {Purpose}        Natural hair braiding is a traditional practice that is safe.  It presents no significant health and safety risks to customers or practitioners.  This state …

  • Statement of Principles on State Workers’ Compensation Reform image

    Statement of Principles on State Workers’ Compensation Reform

    Preamble Government policy should encourage fair and sustainable state-based workers’ compensation laws that provide quality medical care and benefits to injured workers, and focus on workplace safety and successful return-to-work …

  • State Council on Competitive Government Act image

    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, …

  • The Hurricane Mitigation Promotion Act image

    The Hurricane Mitigation Promotion Act

    {Title, enacting clause, etc.} Section 1. {Designation.} The period from May 25th to May 31st of each year is “Hurricane Mitigation Week.” Section 2. {Proclamation.}  The Governor …

  • Union Time on the Taxpayer Dime image

    Union Time on the Taxpayer Dime

    Connecticut state budgets are in dire straits. Belts need to be tightened. Revenue projections estimate the budget deficit could spill over $900 million in 2016-2017. With such staggering shortfalls, …

  • Promoting Economic Growth, One State Labor Law at a Time image

    Promoting Economic Growth, One State Labor Law at a Time

    In May, the U.S. economy added only 38,000 new jobs, the lowest amount added in the past five years. The release of this disappointing jobs report at the beginning …

  • D.C. Residents Face Tougher Path to Employment as $15 Minimum Wage Proposal Passes image

    D.C. Residents Face Tougher Path to Employment as $15 Minimum Wage Proposal Passes

    The recent push to raise minimum wage across the country has reached its boiling point in the District of Columbia. The proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15 per …

  • Machines Invade the Labor Market image

    Machines Invade the Labor Market

    Last week, Wendy’s announced that self-service ordering kiosks will be made available to its more than 6,000 stores nationwide. Wendy’s is just the latest example of increasing automation in …

  • An Open Letter to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Regarding Automatic Withholding of Union Dues image

    An Open Letter to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Regarding Automatic Withholding of Union Dues

    The recent editorial by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch misleads the public on the importance of transparency in the payment of union dues. The bill in question, Missouri’s House Bill …

  • Tune In: How Collective Bargaining Negatively Affects State and Local Finances image

    Tune In: How Collective Bargaining Negatively Affects State and Local Finances

    Collective bargaining by public employee unions has a major impact on a state’s budget. A new report from the Heritage Foundation and the Nevada Policy Research Institute highlights …

  • Disappointing Friedrichs Decision Underscores Need for States to Act image

    Disappointing Friedrichs Decision Underscores Need for States to Act

    Although the Supreme Court decision is a tremendous disappointment, it underscores the need to affirmatively protect these rights at the state level. States can prevent public sector unions from compelling workers to fund their political positions.