Author Archives: Bill Meierling

Author Archives: Bill Meierling

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    21st Report Card on American Education

    The future of the American education system has the potential to be bright. In forward-thinking states like Arizona, the state that took the top spot on this year’s ranking, parents…

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    Businesses Don’t Pay Taxes – People Do

    When government taxes a business, there is nothing that business can do but pass that tax burden on to individuals, in one form or another. Hardworking individual taxpayers pay the true burden of business taxes.

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    Article V Simulation

    Our Founders’ intent was that states have an avenue through which to reign in an overreaching federal government should Congress fail to do so.

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    Work Force Z

    Tomorrow’s workforce is already here, and the workers who comprise it are likely to demand changes in the system that has largely remained the same for more than 100 years.

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    Governor Mike Pence: “I was for ALEC before it was cool.”

    At the 2016 ALEC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Governor Mike Pence shares: “I’m deeply humbled… I know who you are. I know the example that you set. And, as Abraham…

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    Free Market Groups Speak Out to Defend Free Speech

    The delicate balance of our democracy is preserved when all groups are free to speak in the public square, and ALL Americans should be concerned when agents of the government use their official offices to marginalize political foes...We hear you. Your threat is clear: There is a heavy and inconvenient cost to disagreeing with you. Calls for debate will be met with political retribution. That’s called tyranny. And, we reject it.

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    Fighting Opioid Abuse Takes All of Us

      Today, more people are dying of drug overdoses than car accidents. And you, our local officials, are seeing the statistic become reality in your communities and states. But where…

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    What do you think about transparency in your state?

    Fill out the questions below to share what you think about transparency in your state.  …

  • Dr. Merson and Jen Campisano chat with ALEC in Scottsdale image

    Dr. Merson and Jen Campisano chat with ALEC in Scottsdale

    Dr. James Merson and cancer survivor Jen Campisano talked vital innovation at the 2015 ALEC States and Nation Policy Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona. At age 32 – just five months…

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    Wisconsin senator credited with saving woman’s life

    Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Wauwatosa, is being credited with helping save the life of a woman who suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm during a committee hearing on Wednesday. A female member…

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    The New York Times Doesn’t Understand Kansas

    We join the story of Kansas in January 2011, when former U.S. Senator Sam Brownback takes office as Kansas’ 46th Governor along with a Republican-controlled House (92 Rs and 33 Ds) and Senate (32 Rs and 8 Ds) to have his back. The Kansas economy, while far from being a catastrophe, had been underperforming for a long time. The unemployment rate was 6.8%.

  • Texas State Representative Phil King Named Chairman of American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Center for Innovation and Technology image

    Texas State Representative Phil King Named Chairman of American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Center for Innovation and Technology

    The Center provides state lawmakers with guides, data, research and a structure to imagine and create a plan of action for how innovation could benefit their states. Whether improving processes, creating products or developing new ideas, the Center provides a place for breakout inspiration and examination of policy improvements. The Center is led by ALEC Vice President Bartlett Cleland.

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  • Position Statement on Renewables and Climate Change image

    Position Statement on Renewables and Climate Change

    The operative principle of the ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture (EEA) Task Force is free market environmentalism. Members of the EEA Task Force work together to develop state-based policies that…

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    ALEC on Income Inequality

    ALEC does not advocate, lobby or pass laws in any state—simply put; ALEC is a forum for the discussion of ideas. All model policy can be found on the website;…

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    ALEC on pension reform, Medicare and Social Security

    Pension Reform: As municipalities and states across the nation face funding challenges related to underfunded public employee pensions, ALEC and its members seek creative solutions to pension reform ALEC…

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    American Legislative Exchange Council Transparency and Public Engagement

    The American Legislative Exchange Council is America’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization, comprised of nearly one-third of the country’s state legislators. The Council provides a unique opportunity for state lawmakers,…