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  • A Taxpayer Exits New Jersey – And the State Panics image

    A Taxpayer Exits New Jersey – And the State Panics

    A single taxpayer’s exodus from high-tax New Jersey sent the Garden State’s budget office into a tailspin.

  • AUDIO: Jonathan Williams Talks Rich States, Poor States with Financial Journalist Andy Busch image

    AUDIO: Jonathan Williams Talks Rich States, Poor States with Financial Journalist Andy Busch

    Williams noted that states with taxpayer-friendly, market-oriented economic policies are increasingly winning both jobs and residents...

  • AUDIO: Money and Politics in Delaware image

    AUDIO: Money and Politics in Delaware

    In the latest Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer Economic Competitiveness Index, Delaware fell six spots – down from 38th place last year to 44th place this year.

  • Victory for Taxpayers in Pennsylvania Budget image

    Victory for Taxpayers in Pennsylvania Budget

    Pennsylvania taxpayers were victorious in April, as the commonwealth completed the last part of its 2015-2016 budget. Governor Tom Wolf allowed the fiscal code bill to go into effect, marking …

  • VIDEO: Rich States, Poor States image

    VIDEO: Rich States, Poor States

    Jonathan Williams, co-author of the report and vice president of the ALEC Center for State Fiscal Reform, discussed the new rankings with Mary Kissel on The Wall Street Journal Live.

  • Rich States, Poor States: Maine Gets Richer, but Still Among the Poorest image

    Rich States, Poor States: Maine Gets Richer, but Still Among the Poorest

    In the recently-released ninth edition of the Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index, Maine earned its highest all-time rank of 38.

  • Rich States, Poor States: 9th Edition Released image

    Rich States, Poor States: 9th Edition Released

    On Tuesday, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Center for State Fiscal Reform released the ninth edition of the Rich States, Poor States ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index rankings. The …

  • Rich States, Poor States, 9th Edition image

    Rich States, Poor States, 9th Edition

    The 9th Edition of Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index reveals a pro-growth trend across the nation for 2016. Rich States, Poor States examines the latest movements …

  • 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

  • Jonathan Williams Interviews with Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association image

    Jonathan Williams Interviews with Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association

    Jonathan Williams, vice president of the ALEC Center for State Fiscal Reform, had the opportunity to join Carl Marrara of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association on PMA Perspectives to discuss state economic …

  • The New Hampshire Primary Results Project Little Hope in Economic Growth image

    The New Hampshire Primary Results Project Little Hope in Economic Growth

    Because of its varying policies, New Hampshire’s economic priorities are difficult to gauge, which some pundits might suggest make the state a good testing ground for presidential candidates’ platforms. The state’s inherent fiscal inconsistencies might also explain the seemingly irreconcilable gulf between voters’ concerns about the economy and their support for Sanders and Trump.

  • Illinois: Reform Criminal Justice to Reform Spending image

    Illinois: Reform Criminal Justice to Reform Spending

    According to Article 1, Section 11 of The Illinois Constitution, criminal sentencing requires that “all penalties shall be determined both according to the seriousness of the offense and with the …

  • Red States v. Blue States, Rich States v. Poor States image

    Red States v. Blue States, Rich States v. Poor States

    Sean Hannity spoke to former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich about a recent Gallup poll indicating that for the first time in the group’s tracking history, a majority of American states lean Republican. The group found that in 2008, 35 states favored the Democrat party, as opposed to merely 5 that leaned Republican.

  • Jonathan Williams Talks Tax Reform on I Spy Radio image

    Jonathan Williams Talks Tax Reform on I Spy Radio

    Pro-growth policies can help states be more competitive for jobs and investments.

  • State of the State: Utah image

    State of the State: Utah

    Few states in the nation can rival Utah’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and economic competitiveness. A lesser writer would even say that the Beehive State’s economy is buzzing. Utah’s consistent …

  • State of the Commonwealth: Massachusetts image

    State of the Commonwealth: Massachusetts

    Governor Charlie Baker had a good week following the news that General Electric is moving its corporate headquarters to Boston. If Baker and Massachusetts continue to implement spending and tax reductions, …

  • State of the State: New Mexico image

    State of the State: New Mexico

    New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez recently gave her State of the State address, opening the 2016 legislative session. The governor’s address reflected the crossroads at which New Mexico currently stands.

  • New From Rich States, Poor States, Eighth Edition image

    New From Rich States, Poor States, Eighth Edition

    Tax cronyism— the deviation from sound economic policy to create a system that benefits one business at the expense of others—is a significant public policy challenge in the states. The …

  • State of the State: Indiana image

    State of the State: Indiana

    Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s 2016 State of the State focused heavily on matters of economic competitiveness, both touting the state’s strong current position, and the governor’s desire to protect …

  • State of the State: New York image

    State of the State: New York

    New Yorkers face a heavy tax burden, causing the state’s economic outlook to rank dead last in the nation. In fact, the best New York’s economic outlook has ever …