American Legislative Exchange Council

Federally Managed Lands in the West: The Economic and Environmental Implications for the States

Karla Jones
September 3, 2015

Karla Jones, Director of the ALEC Task Force on International Relations and Federalism, highlights how the federal government mismanages the more than 50 percent of the land it owns in the 12 cont

Rich States, Poor States, 2015 Edition

Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore and Jonathan Williams
April 8, 2015

Throughout the country, states are looking for ways to energize their economies and become more competitive.

State Tax Cut Roundup: 2014 Legislative Session

William Freeland, Theodore Lafferty, Kati Siconolfi, Ben Wilterdink
December 17, 2014

Fourteen states cut cut taxes in the 2014 legislative year, with a trend of traditionally blue states cutting taxes, according to a new report by the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the American

10 Questions Legislators Should Ask About Higher Education

Vicki E. Murray, Ph.D.
January 28, 2011

In today’s uncertain economy, states are feeling the pressure to reduce budgets while maintaining high-quality institutions of higher education—institutions that are instrumental in providing Ameri

States Are Engaging EPA on Clean Power Plan

Rep. Thomas Lockhart, WY (HD-57), Rep. Bette Grande, ND (HD-41) and Rep. Chuck Martin, GA (HD-49)
November 28, 2014

This paper is a response by state legislator's demonstrating the EPA's proposed clean power plant rule will reduce electric power reliability, raise energy costs to businesses and individuals, resu

State Factor: States are Engaging EPA on Clean Power Plan

Rep. Thomas Lockhart, WY (HD-57), Rep. Bette Grande, ND (HD-41, and Rep. Chuck Martin, GA (HD-49)
November 17, 2014

A November 2014 white paper written by three legislators from different parts of the country and published by the American Legislative Exchange Council, examines the impacts of EPA' proposed Clean

The Unseen Costs of Tax Cronyism: Favoritism and Foregone Growth

Jonathan Williams, Will Freeland and Ben Wilterdink
July 25, 2014

State policymakers who are trying to make their states more tax competitive often are making their tax systems worse by engaging in "tax cronyism," or exceptions in the tax code that allow specific

Rich States, Poor States 7th Edition

Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore, Jonathan Williams
April 15, 2014

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released its annual Rich States, Poor States report in April 2014.

Abuse and Misuse of Personal Information

John Stephenson
March 13, 2013
In this study, John Stephenson writes about the advances in technology that can provide a number of useful products and services that can either enhance or threaten personal privacy, depending on how

State Tax Cut Roundup: 2013 Legislative Session

November 21, 2013

In this document that assesses state taxes, Jonoathan Williams writes that with the federal government locked in seemingly endless gridlock, it is up to the states to jumpstart their own econ

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