Tag: Tax & Fiscal Policy | Economy | Regulation | Government | Rich States Poor States

Tag: Tax & Fiscal Policy | Economy | Regulation | Government | Rich States Poor States

  • Florida’s Big Economy Should Be No Big Surprise image

    Florida’s Big Economy Should Be No Big Surprise

    Florida’s economy is anything but retired. According to the latest in a series of economic forecasts from the University of Central Florida, growth in the state will largely outpace the …

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    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 …

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    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 …

  • 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 …

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    Louisiana Governor Wants Higher Taxes

    If the state had effective limits on spending, like those found in Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights, Louisiana would not be contending with a budget shortfall today.

  • State of the State: Illinois image

    State of the State: Illinois

    Given the severity of Illinois’ problems, now is the time for bold reform.

  • State of the State: Hawaii image

    State of the State: Hawaii

    Governor Ige is right to focus on enhancing Hawaii’s ability to compete in the global economy. However, these new initiatives fail to address the root problem—Hawaii’s uncompetitive business climate.

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    Jonathan Williams Talks Tax Reform on I Spy Radio

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

  • Governor Bevin Calls for Responsible Spending in New Budget image

    Governor Bevin Calls for Responsible Spending in New Budget

    Newly elected Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin used his State of the Commonwealth Budget Address to challenge Kentucky to do better in terms of responsible budgeting and be “the best version …

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    State of the State: Iowa

    Iowa’s Terry Branstad, the nation’s longest-serving governor, delivered his 22nd 'Condition of the State' address this month.

  • State of the State: Alaska image

    State of the State: Alaska

    Alaska leaders can no longer ignore the fiscal elephant in the room: Heavy spending and sliding oil prices have both contributed to a massive $3.5 billion deficit. In …

  • Balanced Budget Certification Act image

    Balanced Budget Certification Act

    BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF {insert state}: Section 1. Article xx, {insert state} Constitution, is amended by adding Section xx to read as follows: Section …

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    Spending Evaluation Act

    BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF {insert state}: Section 1. Article xx, {insert state} Constitution, is amended by adding Section xx to read as follows: Section …

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    Resolution in Opposition to Value-Added Taxes

    WHEREAS, a value-added tax (VAT) is a consumption tax placed on products whenever value is added and at final sale, typically with credits, complex recordkeeping, and varying rates for different …

  • 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.

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    Jonathan Williams on Heartland Daily Podcast

    Jonathan Williams, Vice President of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Center for State Fiscal Reform, went on the Heartland Daily Podcast to talk with Budget & Tax News managing …

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    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 …

  • Transparency and Government Accountability Act image

    Transparency and Government Accountability Act

     {Title, enacting clause, etc.} THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF {insert state} DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. {Severability clause} The State of {insert state} shall maintain an official, searchable …