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ALEC Unveils 2023 Policy Priorities

For the past 50 years, ALEC has been at the forefront of producing and exchanging trusted policy solutions that benefit all Americans.

Arlington, Va. (March 1, 2023)  – This week, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released its latest resource, Essential Policy Solutions for 2023. The report was authored by the ALEC Policy Team and features 65 ALEC model policies to help states become more economically competitive, enjoy affordable energy, build safer communities, encourage technology innovations, and more.

For this year’s edition, the ALEC Policy Team analyzed the best ideas based on the principles of free market, limited government, and federalism to add to the important discussions taking place across the states and in Washington, DC.

“For the past 50 years, ALEC has been at the forefront of producing and exchanging trusted policy solutions that benefit all Americans,” said ALEC CEO Lisa B. Nelson. “While Washington doubles down on failed policies, ALEC has the free market, limited government ideas for states to help individuals, families, and job creators succeed.”

ALEC’s 2023 policy priorities include:

  • Protecting public employees by keeping politics out of pensions;
  • Lowering taxes and spending to encourage economic growth;
  • Making property taxes more transparency with Truth-in-Taxation;
  • Ensuring Americans have access to reliable and affordable energy;
  • Building better communities by improving police training and reducing violent crime;
  • Enabling innovation in emerging technologies;
  • Improving health care through greater price transparency for patients;
  • Protecting Americans from the potential China threat.

“Americans continue to vote with their feet in search of greater opportunity at the state level,” said Jonathan Williams, ALEC Chief Economist and Executive Vice President of Policy. “From improving economic and educational outcomes to supporting affordable American energy, these policy solutions will serve as critical resources for policymakers in their efforts to aid hardworking taxpayers.”

Read Essential Policy Solutions for 2023 here.

“Our latest policy recommendations provide the winning playbook for states to prosper,” said ALEC Vice President of Policy Lee Schalk. “Already this year, Iowa and Utah have followed the ALEC model on expanding education opportunity for all students, with more states soon to follow.”

A report by USA Today, the Arizona Republic, and the Center for Public Integrity found that between 2010 and 2018, ALEC model bills were introduced 2,900 times across all 50 states and in Congress, and had a 21% passage rate.

The American Legislative Exchange Council is the largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators in the United States. For more information about the American Legislative Exchange Council, please visit:

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