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  • A Congressional Proposal for “A Better Way” image

    A Congressional Proposal for “A Better Way”

    During a recent address in the United States Capitol’s Statuary Hall, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and other congressional leaders outlined “A Better Way,” a series of policy proposals mostly…

  • The ‘One Percent Solution’ to the Debt Crisis image

    The ‘One Percent Solution’ to the Debt Crisis

    Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders propose increased taxes on the wealthy to fund ambitious federal programs. Donald Trump proposes a tax cut that would reduce revenues by $10 trillion over…

  • Why No American Would Ever Vote to Stay in the European Union image

    Why No American Would Ever Vote to Stay in the European Union

    It was amusing, in a car crash sort of way, to hear President Obama solemnly advise our British friends that, really, they must put aside their childish temper tantrum about…

  • High Court Sides with State on Preemption image

    High Court Sides with State on Preemption

    Further underscoring the fact that local governments are political subdivisions whose powers derive from the state, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that local governments cannot ban fracking of any type. The court found that while both cities Ft. Collins and Longmont are Home Rule cities, Home Rule does not give them the right to act as independent agents of the state law.

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    Federalism Wins!

    When the terrorist attacks on Brussels occurred last month, pundits and journalists used the tragedy to reinforce the false narrative that Belgium is a failed state, attributing Belgium’s security breach…

  • Listen: Two Local Officials Discuss Preemption Laws image

    Listen: Two Local Officials Discuss Preemption Laws

    On April 28, two locally elected officials hosted a conference call to discuss state preemption laws and how they affect local governments.

  • Happy Birthday, Thomas Jefferson – Your Ideas Live On! image

    Happy Birthday, Thomas Jefferson – Your Ideas Live On!

    Thomas Jefferson, America’s first secretary of state, second vice president and third president would likely relish the title bestowed on him by the 32nd U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt –…

  • Rob Natelson Treats Texas Radio Listeners to a Lesson on Article V image

    Rob Natelson Treats Texas Radio Listeners to a Lesson on Article V

    This week Professor Rob Natelson, a member of the ALEC Board of Scholars and author of the ALEC Article V Handbook discussed the amendments convention process on Houston’s Morning News…

  • Court Hears Challenge to FCC’s Municipal Broadband Rule image

    Court Hears Challenge to FCC’s Municipal Broadband Rule

    Can the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) interfere with how a state regulates its cities, counties or other municipalities? This is the question the United States Court of Appeals for the…

  • ALEC Principles Shine Light on Government Failures image

    ALEC Principles Shine Light on Government Failures

    Sunshine Week, running from March 13 to 19, aims to promote transparency in government, which is a fundamental component of the ALEC principles of limited government, free markets and federalism. The private sector can offer superior alternatives to failing public schools, overly complex healthcare services and expensive infrastructure projects. When government services are transferred to the free market, private companies deliver high-quality public services at far less cost to the taxpayer.

  • The Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act (UMITA): Shining a Light on the Hidden Costs of Unfunded Mandates image

    The Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act (UMITA): Shining a Light on the Hidden Costs of Unfunded Mandates

    ALEC hosted a congressional conference call with Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (NC) on Tuesday, February 23. The Congresswoman discussed her sponsorship of the Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act (UMITA), and described UMITA…

  • Federal Term Limits and the Article V Amendments Convention image

    Federal Term Limits and the Article V Amendments Convention

    Congressional term limits are a priority for the American people. If you live in the United States, you live under a term-limited President, and your Governor is probably term-limited as…

  • Transfer of Public Lands Is Becoming the Issue du Jour among Presidential Candidates image

    Transfer of Public Lands Is Becoming the Issue du Jour among Presidential Candidates

    During the first weeks of the 2016 presidential primary season, presidential hopefuls are offering their views on the topic of transfer of public lands (TPL) giving the issue a higher…

  • A Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act image

    A Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

    It only took 18 painstaking years, but the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) is close to becoming a permanent reality. By an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 75-20, the U.S. Senate…

  • ALEC Reaffirms Support for Article V Initiatives image

    ALEC Reaffirms Support for Article V Initiatives

    ALEC leadership reached out to both the U.S. House and Senate Committees on the Judiciary to reaffirm support for an Article V convention for proposing amendments as a way to…

  • Testimony before the Federal Lands Action Group image

    Testimony before the Federal Lands Action Group

    The Environmental Implications of Federally Managed Lands in the West and Canadian Devolution Prepared by Karla Jones Director of the Task Force on International Relations and…

  • KY Judge Rules Against 10th Amendment and Local Right Work image

    KY Judge Rules Against 10th Amendment and Local Right Work

    If local governments have been granted the power to pass local right-to-work by their respective states, the federal government has no say how those powers are delegated.

  • ALEC To Testify on Western Lands on Capitol Hill image

    ALEC To Testify on Western Lands on Capitol Hill

    Karla Jones, Director of the Task Force on Federalism and International Relations will present before the Federal Lands Action Group (FLAG) on Tuesday, February 9 at 4:30pm in Room 1310…

  • The New East-West Divide image

    The New East-West Divide

    Last night on Mark Levin’s radio show, Mr. Levin played a clip of Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking with Field and Stream Magazine about federal control of lands in the…

  • Letter: Iowa Speaker Linda Upmeyer Praises Federalism image

    Letter: Iowa Speaker Linda Upmeyer Praises Federalism

    Dear ALEC Members and Friends, It is my pleasure to introduce the ALEC Center to Restore the Balance of Government. Federalism is a particular passion of mine, and I have…