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State and Local Leaders Convene in Scottsdale for States & Nation Policy Summit

ALEC Unveils Essential Policy Solutions for 2024

Scottsdale, Ariz.- Today, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) begins the winter’s most influential gathering in state policy: the ALEC States & Nation Policy Summit. The meeting welcomes nearly 1,000 of the country’s most influential legislators, policy experts, and stakeholders from across the states as they prepare for the 2024 legislative session.

In addition, ALEC, the nation’s largest voluntary membership organization of state legislators, will unveil its new 2024 Essential Policy Solutions, which include empowering parents through universal education freedom, keeping politicized investment strategies out of state pensions, defending the states against the influence of the Chinese government, and more.

View ALEC’s 2024 Essential Policy Solutions.

State lawmakers from nearly all 50 states are expected to attend, share best practices, and consider state-based solutions to overcoming the malaise and gridlock coming from Washington, D.C. Local leaders from the American City County Exchange (ACCE) – celebrating its 10th anniversary – will also gather as part of the ALEC States & Nation Policy Summit.

ALEC task force members will consider a slate of more than 40 draft model policies addressing human smuggling, online safety, affordable health care, and more.

Speakers in Scottsdale include:

  • Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the House
  • Doug Ducey, 23rd Governor of Arizona
  • Hon. David Walker, Immediate Former Comptroller General of the United States
  • Dr. Arthur Laffer, Economist
  • Andy Puzder, Economic Expert and Former CEO of CKE Restaurants

“The leadership, vision, and solutions coming from the states stand in sharp contrast to the failed leadership coming from our nation’s capital,” noted ALEC National Chairman, Florida Speaker-Designate Daniel Perez. “As we have proven in Florida, applying ALEC principles of limited government, free markets, and federalism leads to economic growth and prosperity as well as greater individual liberty and freedom.”

“I like to call ALEC the good idea factory,” added ALEC CEO Lisa B. Nelson. “When our members meet, they always come away with trusted solutions to help individuals, families, and small businesses achieve greater freedom and prosperity. They do the hard work of governing that is often lacking from our leaders in Washington. I am excited to see what great ideas come out of this year’s Summit.”


Session I – Wednesday, Nov. 28, 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Keynote Speaker: Gov. Doug Ducey, Arizona

Session II – Wednesday, Nov. 29, noon-1:30 pm

Keynote Speaker: Honorable Newt Gingrich

Session III – Thursday, Nov. 30, 12:30-1:30 pm

Keynote Speaker: Andy Puzder, Economic Expert and Former CEO of CKE Restaurants


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