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  • New Study Shows State and Local Business Taxes on the Rise image

    New Study Shows State and Local Business Taxes on the Rise

    The Council on State Taxation (COST) recently released a study revealing that businesses paid a total of $644 billion in state and local taxes in fiscal year 2011 …

  • An Expensive Year for Government image

    An Expensive Year for Government

    The Cost of Government Center (CGC) is part of the Americans for Tax Reform Foundation, a non-profit group that promotes flatter, simpler and lower taxes across the US. CGC …

  • 5th Circuit Upholds PPACA’s Limits on Physician-Owned Hospitals image

    5th Circuit Upholds PPACA’s Limits on Physician-Owned Hospitals

    Last Thursday, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a  lawsuit challenging provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that effectively limit expansion of physician-owned hospitals. The …

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    Unfunded pension liability worse than expected

    The issue of state pension sustainability has been a cause of major concern ever since the 2008 recession took a severe toll on pension investment portfolios. State Budget Solutions, …

  • A False Choice in Illinois image

    A False Choice in Illinois

    This Friday, the Illinois General Assembly will convene a one-day special session to address the state’s overwhelming pension liability.  Illinois faces a pension funding crisis of at least $83 billion …

  • Taxpayers Flee Maryland image

    Taxpayers Flee Maryland

    A recent study by the non-partisan group Change Maryland is garnering significant attention after finding more evidence that the state’s wealthiest residents are being driven out by excessive personal …

  • ALEC on CBS Evening News image

    ALEC on CBS Evening News

    CBS Evening News interviewed ALEC’s Secretary Sen. Chip Rogers (GA) on free markets, limited government and ALEC’s sound policy solutions. Check out the clip below.

  • ALEC Weighs in on EPA’s Proposed Carbon Dioxide Standard image

    ALEC Weighs in on EPA’s Proposed Carbon Dioxide Standard

    On Monday June 25, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) submitted a public comment in opposition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon dioxide standard for new …

  • Taxes Don’t Matter? The Return of Junk Economics image

    Taxes Don’t Matter? The Return of Junk Economics

    The Detroit News published an opinion editorial today from ALEC’s Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Director Jonathan Williams on state tax increases, debunking the myth that taxes don’t …

  • Deep Blue Pension Reform image

    Deep Blue Pension Reform

    It’s no secret that America’s pensions are a major cause of fiscal stress across the country. According to a report last year from State Budget Solutions, most analysts agree that …

  • ALEC in Investor’s Business Daily image

    ALEC in Investor’s Business Daily

    ALEC And The Left’s War On Free Speech – Investors.com. “If you want an insight into today’s left, look at its multifront war against the American Legislative Exchange Council …

  • Rothschild: “4 reasons that ‘Rich States, Poor States’ matters” image

    Rothschild: “4 reasons that ‘Rich States, Poor States’ matters”

    By Dan Rothschild Dan Rothschild responded to yesterday’s release of ALEC’s ‘Rich States, Poor States’ report: “In a presidential election year, all eyes are focused on Washington and the …

  • States Should Avoid Federal Bailouts – Even Illinois Agrees image

    States Should Avoid Federal Bailouts – Even Illinois Agrees

    Certainly, the past decade has been a difficult one for states, and policymakers are searching for ways to stay afloat. Some pundits and policymakers now want the federal government to …

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    Improving Government Efficiency

    Members of the Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development Task Force are dedicated to making government more efficient, cost-effective and competitive. States across the nation are looking for opportunities and …

  • States Look to Eliminate Personal Income Taxes image

    States Look to Eliminate Personal Income Taxes

    Facing big budget shortfalls, many states are considering fundamentally changing their tax structure. Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma are currently attracting the most attention with proposals to eliminate or reduce their …

  • Taxes matter more than sunshine image

    Taxes matter more than sunshine

    A recent study from the left-wing Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) concludes that taxes do not motivate people to leave high-tax states. The study’s authors argue that weather …