Tax and Fiscal Policy

Task Force Description

The ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force is dedicated to researching and promoting sound economic policy aimed at creating a pro-growth atmosphere in state economies. Policies that promote economic growth and increase state competitiveness are achieved by reducing excessive government spending and limiting the overall tax burden. The Task Force’s legislative members are at the forefront of developing sound, fiscally responsible, and free market tax and fiscal policies to address the needs that the states now face.

The Task force has pioneered policies that increase budget transparency, promote state spending limitations, require super-majorities for tax increases, implement dynamic revenue forecasting, and many more. The Task Force has four Subcommittees that examine specific policy areas in detail. These areas include fiscal federalism issues, internet taxation, state budget reform, and public pensions.

A recent survey of state legislators indicated that tax policy was their top concern. Now is a time when state debt is mounting, budgets are tightening, and states are looking to become more economically competitive. The ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force is working to provide economically viable, fiscally responsible, and free market solutions to promote economic growth.

Meeting Information

The 2016 Spring Task Force Meeting will take place on May 6 at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Draft models under consideration by the Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force include:

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  • Resolution in Support of Non-Discriminatory Property Tax Policies Draft

    WHEREAS, American consumers have come to rely on high speed communications networks constructed by communications providers to improve their overall quality of life including in the areas of healthcare, education, business, emergency services, and other purposes; and WHEREAS, communications providers must make sizeable investments to keep pace with consumer demand …

  • Resolution In Support of Ending Unauthorized Federal Spending Draft

    WHEREAS, the national debt has increased to alarming levels, and, WHEREAS, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) there is more than $310 billion of unauthorized appropriations for fiscal year 2016, spanning 256 laws and 15 House authorizing committees, and WHEREAS, over half – or $160 billion – of the …

  • State Council on Competitive Government Act Sunset Review

    {Title, enacting clause, etc.} Section 1. {Definitions.} In this chapter: (1)  “Council” means the State Council on Competitive Government. (2)  “Local government” means a county, municipality, special district, school district, junior college district, or other legally constituted political subdivision of the state. Section 2. {Competition, Innovation and Creativity in State Services.} …

  • Balanced Budget Certification Act Final

    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 xx: {Financial Statement and Estimate by {Appropriate Official}; Limitation of Appropriations} (A) It shall be the duty of the {Appropriate …

  • Spending Evaluation Act Final

    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 xx. {Evaluations of Proposed and Existing Government Programs, Agencies, and Mandates Required.} (A) All acts at the legislature that create …

  • Resolution in Opposition to Value-Added Taxes Final

    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 products, and WHEREAS, the VAT would be another new tax which American families and small businesses would bear, and WHEREAS, …

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