Rich States, Poor States 16th Edition
The 16th edition of ALEC’s Rich States Poor States features an evaluation of each independent state and key areas of policy in that state to better understand its economic trajectory. Generally speaking, states that spend less — especially on income transfer programs — and states that tax less — particularly on productive activities such as working or investing — experience higher growth rates than states that tax and spend more.
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The Latest Threat to the Colorado Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights
An upcoming ballot measure in Colorado would allow massive expansion in government spending and weaken the Colorado Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR), the nation’s strongest taxpayer protection. At the tail end of Colorado’s legislative session,…
Liability Trap? Harvard Paper on ALEC Model Policy Gets Debunked
In February, the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance published a paper titled “The Liability Trap,” claiming that ALEC model policy would create a “legal quagmire” for fiduciaries connected with public pensions. One…
State Legislator of the Month, May 2023: Florida Speaker Paul Renner
We are pleased to announce that the State Legislator of the Month award goes to Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Paul Renner, an outstanding legislator who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant…
New State Laws Keeping Politics Out of Pensions
The states are setting the tone for how to protect retirement plans from politically motivated investment strategies. In April, Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Montana Governor Greg Gianforte both signed bills in their respective…