ALEC works with lawmakers

ALEC op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle this morning.

“While Washington has become gridlocked and largely ineffective, the real legislative action is happening at the state level. Why? Because it has to.

Years of irresponsible spending, heavy-handed mandates and burdensome regulations from Washington have had real effects on state budgets. And, unlike Washington, states can’t print more money or change the rules to suit untenable financial situations. Lawmakers have to face the music, deal with the consequences and do what their constituents elected them to do: find solutions.”

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/openforum/article/ALEC-works-with-lawmakers-3872583.php#ixzz26pYRdypm

In Depth: Federalism

Genuine accountability to hardworking taxpayers results when state and local legislators work with members of the community to determine a plan of action that is right for each individual state, city or town. Real solutions to America’s challenges can be found in the states – America’s fifty laboratories of democracy…

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