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

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

  • State of the State: Tennessee image

    State of the State: Tennessee

    If lawmakers agree to the spending-heavy budget plan touted by Governor Bill Haslam, Tennesseans will pay more at the pump but could save more while shopping and could earn a tuition-free …

  • A Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act image

    A Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

    It only took 18 painstaking years, but the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) is close to becoming a permanent reality. By an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 75-20, the U.S. Senate …

  • 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 …

  • State of the State: Florida image

    State of the State: Florida

    On January 12, Governor Rick Scott gave his State of the State address to open the 2016 legislative session. Coming off a 2015 session characterized by major tax cuts of …

  • Eighth Rich States, Poor States Report Shows Americans Fleeing High-Tax States image

    Eighth Rich States, Poor States Report Shows Americans Fleeing High-Tax States

    The balance of economic and political power is shifting in America. According to the Center for State Fiscal Reform’s new Rich States, Poor States report, Americans are fleeing high-tax …

  • Rich States, Poor States, 8th Edition image

    Rich States, Poor States, 8th Edition

    Throughout the country, states are looking for ways to energize their economies and become more competitive. Each state confronts this task with a set of policy decisions unique to their …

  • State of the State: Nebraska image

    State of the State: Nebraska

    Last week, Governor Pete Ricketts delivered his second State of the State address to the Cornhusker State. He shared accomplishments from last year but also focused on how he plans …

  • State of the State: New Jersey image

    State of the State: New Jersey

    Unfortunately, the most recent edition of Rich States, Poor States ranks New Jersey 46th in terms of economic outlook, while the state’s economic performance ranks a dismal 48th.

  • State of the State: Kansas image

    State of the State: Kansas

    Kansas’ economy is primed for strong growth. To sustain its tax cuts and create greater economic opportunity, Kansas must implement stronger spending reforms, as other tax-cutting states like North Carolina have done.

  • State of the State:  Vermont image

    State of the State:  Vermont

    In his final State of the State address, Governor Peter Shumlin outlined his 2016 agenda and discussed fiscal policies such as the Vermont Enterprise Fund, marijuana legalization and local school …

  • State of the State: Arizona image

    State of the State: Arizona

    As the states begin their 2016 legislative sessions, governors are beginning to outline their agendas with their state of the state addresses. These addresses provide a preview of the legislative …

  • What’s So Right About Kansas? image

    What’s So Right About Kansas?

    Kansas native Bob Weeks hosted Jonathan Williams, Vice President of the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), on Voice for Liberty in Wichita to talk about …

  • Jonathan Williams and Karla Jones Interviewed on I Spy Radio image

    Jonathan Williams and Karla Jones Interviewed on I Spy Radio

    Jonathan Williams, Vice President of the ALEC Center for State Fiscal Reform, spoke with Dr. Mark on I Spy Radio in Oregon about the continued trend of Americans moving to …

  • New Fiscal Year Resolutions for Washington, D.C. image

    New Fiscal Year Resolutions for Washington, D.C.

    As Washington, D.C. starts a new fiscal year, policymakers should look to the states for innovative budget reforms. States are taking the lead in reforming budgets and ensuring taxpayer dollars …

  • Ben Wilterdink Testifies To Connecticut State Tax Panel image

    Ben Wilterdink Testifies To Connecticut State Tax Panel

    The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been following the progress of the Connecticut State Tax Panel, which develops recommendations on how to improve the state tax code in the wake of ongoing economic …

  • Pope Francis is Right: Free Markets Serve the Common Good image

    Pope Francis is Right: Free Markets Serve the Common Good

    On Thursday, Pope Francis delivered remarks to a joint session of Congress and urged for unity in his message. While left-leaning pundits have been quick to highlight comments from …

  • ALEC Releases New Report Examining the Effect of State Taxes on Charitable Giving image

    ALEC Releases New Report Examining the Effect of State Taxes on Charitable Giving

      Charity is a crucial component of efforts to address societal challenges and help individuals thrive. From religious organizations to community charities, philanthropic donations drive the institutions of civil …

  • Right-to-Work: A Pro-Growth Reform Opportunity in Missouri image

    Right-to-Work: A Pro-Growth Reform Opportunity in Missouri

    This week, Missourians have a chance to see their business climate greatly improved by becoming the 26th Right-to-Work (RTW). Despite recent attempts to link Right-to-Work laws with racist conspiracies or …

  • Volcker Alliance Calls For Greater Transparency and Integrity in State Budgeting image

    Volcker Alliance Calls For Greater Transparency and Integrity in State Budgeting

    While 49 states have some kind of a balanced budget requirement, budget challenges are a stark reality for numerous states. When lawmakers use temporary fixes to …

  • ALEC Honors Oklahoma Representative Randy McDaniel as 2015 Legislator of the Year image

    ALEC Honors Oklahoma Representative Randy McDaniel as 2015 Legislator of the Year

      In 2014, Oklahoma policymakers took a bold step to secure the financial future for current and future state employees. Those leaders passed a reform package that …