American Legislative Exchange Council

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

April 18, 2012

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

An Act Relating to Recovery Audits for Government Overpayments of Tax Dollars: Model Language

American Legislative Exchange Council
June 13, 2011

The Legislature finds that overpayments are a serious problem for state agencies giventhe magnitude and complexity of state operations.

State Budget Reform Toolkit

Managing Editors: Leonard Gilroy and Jonathan Williams
June 5, 2011

ALEC’s State Budget Reform Toolkit will advance a set of budget and procurement best practices to guide state policymakers as they work to solve the current budget shortfalls.

Elusive Particles of Truth: EPA’s Proposed PM 2.5 Regulations

Daniel R. Simmons, Esq.
September 1, 2006

Simmons argues that air quality is improving.  What's more is that pollution is declining despite economic growth and increases in energy consumption.

Patients Want Quality Health Care Not Meddling By Government

Karen Kerrigan
June 1, 2004

An interesting article in which the author discusses the benefits of privately owned for-profit specialty hospitals vs.

Medicaid's Perverse Incentives

James Frogue
July 1, 2004

This article from ALEC by James Frogue points out that state medicaid programs are in trouble because spending is increasing and the states are having difficulty keeping up with the increases.

National Health Insurance Puts Lives at Risk

John C. Goodman
June 1, 2004

John Goodman casts cool water on the notion that a single-payer health care system (meaning the government pays--will solve any of the nation's health care problems.  In many ways, the U.S.

A Legislators and Consumers Guide to Prescription Drug Importation

Merrill Matthews, Jr., Ph.D. and James Frogue
December 1, 2003

In this pamphlet on prescription drug importation, the authors write that the desire for access to less-expensive prescription drugs has initiated a heated political debate in Washington and state

New York's Proposal for a Regional CO2 Control Plan

Eugene Trisko
July 1, 2003

In 2003, Governor Pataki invited New England governors to develop a regional cap-and-trade system.

Lawsuit by Commonwealth of Massachusetts and States of Connecticut and Maine with Respect to EPA Regulation of Carbon Dioxide Emissions

ALEC Issue Analysis Staff
September 1, 2003

In 2003, the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut filed a lawsuit to force the EPA to include CO2 as a pollutant.  The purpose was to get the EPA to regulate CO2 emissions.

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