American Legislative Exchange Council

Report Card on American Education Ranking State K-12 Performance, Progress, and Reform

Matthew Ladner, and Dave Myslinski
July 15, 2013

In this report card, the authors contend that the United States suffers from a costly and ineffective system of K–12 schooling — a disadvantage that we can scarcely afford in an increasingly compet

Rich States, Poor States, 6th Edition

Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore, and Jonathan Williams
May 23, 2013

All across the nation, states are looking for ways to boost their economies and become more economically competitive.

Tax Myths Debunked

Eric Fruits, Ph.D., Randall Pozdena, Ph.D.
February 6, 2013

Across the country, states are seeking new ways to become more economically competitive and better ways to grow.

Tax Myths Debunked

Eric Fruits and Randall Pozdena
February 6, 2013

The U.S. economy is suffering its deepest and most prolonged recession since the Great Depression.

Dig It! Rare Earth and Uranium Mining Potential in the States

Tom Tanton
December 13, 2012

When thinking about the mining industry, one would probably picture a coal mine in West Virginia, maybe an ore mine in the Mesabi Iron Range, or perhaps even a gold mine somewhere in the American w

An “Original” Solution to Taxation of Online Sales

Andrew Moylan
April 1, 2012

All across the country, legislators and businesses are under increasing pressure to confront issues arising from differences in sales tax collection obligations between traditional “brick-and-morta

Report Card on American Education: Ranking State K-12 Performance, Progress, and Reform

Matthew Ladner, Dan Lips
January 24, 2012

This is the full 2012 American Legislative Exchange Council report reviewing the quality of U.S. education and that provided within each of the 50 states.

2011 State Education Performance and Policy Index: Arkansas

Matthew Ladner, Dan Lips
February 6, 2012

This one-page overview of Arkansas education from the American Legislative Exchange Council report considers the broad state policies on school choice, teacher quality, and online learning, as well

Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitive Index

Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore
May 1, 2012

Almost four years after the Great Recession of 2008, we’re left wondering what could spur an economic recovery.

Economy Derailed: State-by-State Impacts of the EPA Regulatory Train Wreck

April 26, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun a war on the American standard of living.

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