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    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 …

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    Rep. Linda Upmeyer on What ALEC Means

    ALEC’s Second Vice Chair Rep. Linda Upmeyer (IA) writes what ALEC means, and why it is good. Click here for entire article in The Gazette. “I chose to be a …

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    The Avoidable Bankruptcy Catastrophe

    Bankruptcy has become a real danger to municipalities that choose not to address their fiscal problems. And for most, the problem at the top of the list is unfunded pension …

  • 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 …

  • Taxed Three Times: How the Digital Goods and Services Fairness Act Protects Consumers from Multiple Taxes image

    Taxed Three Times: How the Digital Goods and Services Fairness Act Protects Consumers from Multiple Taxes

    It is no surprise that a majority of Americans purchase tangible items like clothing, books, and even groceries online. However, a recent finding from the …

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    Website Explains Judicial Selection

    by Maureen Wagner In recent years, the debate over the best method for choosing judges has captured an increasing amount of attention. In response to the growing interest in this …

  • Searching for a Fairer, Simpler, Clearer Mobile Tax Policy image

    Searching for a Fairer, Simpler, Clearer Mobile Tax Policy

    A recent Pew Research Center’s report has found that mobile internet usage is increasing across all demographics, most notably among young adult and non-white members of society. Of the …

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    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 …

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    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 …

  • Market Holds Great Promise for Closing Digital Divide image

    Market Holds Great Promise for Closing Digital Divide

    For the latest issue of Heartland’s InfoTech and Telecom News, I have an op-ed that looks at the “new digital divide” or the gap between those that have broadband internet …

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    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 …

  • Letter to Detroit News: ALEC’s Contribution Worthwhile image

    Letter to Detroit News: ALEC’s Contribution Worthwhile

    The Detroit News published a special letter from ALEC today on Michigan’s economic improvements over the past year as well as the attacks on ALEC from radical extremist groups: …

  • 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 …

  • Free-Market Principles Apply to Light Bulbs, Too image

    Free-Market Principles Apply to Light Bulbs, Too

    The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded appliance-maker Philips $10 million for devising an alternative to today’s 60-watt incandescent light bulb. The Philips bulb sells for $50, yet a standard incandescent …

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    Palm Oil – Fueling Economic Growth in the Developing World

    In a decision that could have serious economic implications for Indonesia, Malaysia and other countries located within the narrow global band where oil palm is grown, the Environmental Protection Agency …

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    ObamaCare Continues to Strain Small Business

    A Gallup Poll released in February found that nearly half of small business owners pointed to potential healthcare costs (48 percent) as a reason for not hiring new employees.

  • Former Mississippi State Chair Defends ALEC image

    Former Mississippi State Chair Defends ALEC

    A former representative and ALEC State Chair for Mississippi, Jim Ellington  wrote a great defense of ALEC in a Letter to the Editor at the Clarion Ledger: “The truth …

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    Supreme Court Concludes EPA Property Rights Case

    On January 9, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a case involving the unconstrained power of EPA bureaucrats to regulate the use of private property. On March 12, 2012, 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 …