Publications & Studies

2021 ALEC Annual Report

More than any year in recent memory, 2021 demonstrated how everyday Americans are directly impacted by policies at the state and local level. When questions arose about when indoor dining would reopen, whether police forces would receive the support of the communities around them or how much input parents should have in their children’s education, the answers to those uncertainties…

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    2021 ALEC Annual Report

    More than any year in recent memory, 2021 demonstrated how everyday Americans are directly impacted by policies at the state and local level. When questions arose about when indoor dining…

  • Amicus Brief: Merrill v. Milligan image

    Amicus Brief: Merrill v. Milligan

    The Constitution grants to state legislatures primary redistricting responsibilities. When exercising this responsibility, state legislators must weigh numerous considerations, including age, economic status, religious, political persuasion, and non-division of geographically…

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    Rich States, Poor States 15th Edition

    The 15th edition of ALEC’s Rich States Poor States features an evaluation of each independent state and key areas of policy in that state to better understand its economic trajectory.

  • 2021 Laffer-ALEC Report on Economic Freedom, Grading America’s Governors image

    2021 Laffer-ALEC Report on Economic Freedom, Grading America’s Governors

    Who are the best governors in America? States have long been incubators of policy innovation. In that context, Governors, even those overseeing historically disadvantaged states or cooperating with unwilling legislatures,…

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    Testimony on Donor Disclosure in Pennsylvania

    Jonathon Hauenschild, Director of the Communications & Technology Task Force, as well as a co-author of the amicus brief filed in the AFP v. Baccera Supreme Court case, testifies before…

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    Amicus Brief: Berger v. North Carolina Conference of the NAACP

    The American Legislative Exchange Council informed the U.S. Supreme Court in an amicus brief filed in Berger v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP that state legislatures should have…

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    State Bonded Obligations, 2020

    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.

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    Unaccountable and Unaffordable, 2020

    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…

  • Other Post-Employment Benefit Liabilities, 2020 image

    Other Post-Employment Benefit Liabilities, 2020

    The Continuing Need for OPEB Reform

  • State Tax Cut Roundup, 2020 image

    State Tax Cut Roundup, 2020

    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…

  • Rich States, Poor States 14th Edition image

    Rich States, Poor States 14th Edition

    The new edition finds that even through the pandemic, states with policies such as low or no income taxes and worker freedom are more economically competitive and better positioned for…

  • Energy Affordability Report: A Snapshot of Electricity Prices and Energy Policies by State image

    Energy Affordability Report: A Snapshot of Electricity Prices and Energy Policies by State

    Energy, and electricity specifically, is essential for success in virtually every aspect of our daily lives. Electricity prices vary greatly by demand sector and generation source across all 50 states…

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    Amicus Brief: AFP v. Baccera

    “Every American should be concerned about this type of detailed donor disclosure,” said ALEC CEO Lisa B. Nelson. She continued, “Whether you support a church or mosque; a conservative or…

  • Alternative Educator Preparation Programs: Where Does Your State Fall? image

    Alternative Educator Preparation Programs: Where Does Your State Fall?

    In the world today, many professions require some sort of credentialing or certification process in order to legally work in the field. Whether it be a government license, a private…

  • Amicus Brief: Midwest Institute of Health v. Whitmer image
  • Rich States, Poor States 13th Edition image

    Rich States, Poor States 13th Edition

    In this 13th edition of Rich States, Poor States, White House Advisors Dr. Arthur B. Laffer and Stephen Moore and ALEC Executive Vice President of Policy and Chief Economist Jonathan…

  • Unaccountable and Unaffordable 2019 image

    Unaccountable and Unaffordable 2019

    Unfunded state pension liabilities total $4.9 trillion or $15,080 for every man, woman and child in the United States. State governments are often obligated, by contract and state constitutional law,…

  • State Tax Cut Roundup, 2019 image

    State Tax Cut Roundup, 2019

    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…

  • ALEC Amicus Brief in Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc. image

    ALEC Amicus Brief in Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc.

    The American Legislative Exchange Council has filed an Amicus Brief for the Supreme Court case Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc. The ALEC brief attempts to focus the Supreme Court…

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    State Bonded Obligations, 2019

    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…