Lee Schalk is Vice President of Policy at ALEC. He also helps lead the Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force and Center for State Fiscal Reform, where he works with lawmakers and members of the private sector to pursue fiscal policy solutions. He comes to ALEC from a DC public affairs firm, where he crafted issue advocacy campaigns on behalf of non-profit and private sector clients.
Lee previously served as an ALEC member during his time as state affairs manager at National Taxpayers Union. He also worked for former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich at the Center for Health Transformation, promoting market-based health care reform.
Lee is a graduate of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He lives in Springfield, Virginia with his wife and daughter.
Task Force Memberships
State governments borrow for a myriad of reasons and issue various types of bonded obligations. Today, their total bonded liabilities exceed $1.25 trillion, representing just over $3,800 per person nationally.
Our latest edition of this report finds that unfunded state pension liabilities total $5.82 trillion or $17,748 for every man, woman and child in the United States. State governments are…
The Continuing Need for OPEB Reform
The 2020 state legislative sessions ended with four states enacting substantial tax relief for their citizens that was sufficient to qualify for State Tax Cut Roundup. The COVID-19 pandemic made…
The 2019 state legislative sessions ended with six states enacting substantial tax relief for their citizens that was sufficient to qualify for State Tax Cut Roundup. Of the six states…
States issue a diverse array of bonded obligations, with a range of obligation strength, revenue sources, debt service schedules and other factors. This study collects and analyzes the bonded obligations…