Publications & Studies

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  • State of the States: An Analysis of the 2019 Governors’ Addresses image

    State of the States: An Analysis of the 2019 Governors’ Addresses

    The latest entry of the State of the States publication breaks down each governor’s “state of the state” address and identifies strong and weak policy prescriptions within. The publications also explore each states…

  • Report Card on American Education: 23rd Edition image

    Report Card on American Education: 23rd Edition

    For an online comparison tool, custom report cards and state education reports, visit www.ALECReportCard.org…

  • ALEC Files Amicus Brief in Arbitration Case image

    ALEC Files Amicus Brief in Arbitration Case

    The American Legislative Exchange Council recently led a collation in filing an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief on the topic of arbitration clauses in the U.S. Court of…

  • 2018 ALEC Annual Report image

    2018 ALEC Annual Report

    In this 45th year, look no further than our alumni to see “Why ALEC matters.” It’s a Who’s Who of public officials from Vice President Pence to freshman member…

  • A Framework for Privacy Legislation image

    A Framework for Privacy Legislation

    Privacy is en vogue. Policymakers from Washington, D.C. to Washington State are talking about it. They are holding meetings and proposing comprehensive legislation designed to control corporate access to, and…

  • State Innovation Index: Telehealth image

    State Innovation Index: Telehealth

    According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the baseline physician requirements per 100,000 population will reach a total of at least 291 physicians by 2020. This demand…

  • State Tax Cut Roundup, 2018 image

    State Tax Cut Roundup, 2018

    The 2018 state legislative sessions ended with 16 states enacting substantial tax relief for their citizens that was sufficient to qualify for State Tax Cut Roundup. Reducing effective tax rates…

  • Rich States, Poor States: 12th Edition image

    Rich States, Poor States: 12th Edition

    In this 12th 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 2018 image

    Unaccountable and Unaffordable 2018

    Unfunded liabilities in public pension plans continue to loom over state governments nationwide. If net pension assets are determined using more realistic investment return assumptions, pension funding gaps are significantly…

  • Rich States, Poor States, 11th edition image

    Rich States, Poor States, 11th edition

    The 11th Edition of Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index reveals a pro-growth trend across the nation for 2018. The 11th edition of Rich States, Poor States is characterized…

  • The Levers of Power in Local Government image

    The Levers of Power in Local Government

    Though different in each state, municipal government in the United States is extremely important to the understanding of federalism. The genius of the Founders’ federalism was in diffusing…

  • 2017 ALEC Annual Report image

    2017 ALEC Annual Report

    At the 2016 Indianapolis Annual Meeting, then Governor Pence who had just days before been selected as candidate Trump’s Vice-Presidential running mate declared, “I was for ALEC before ALEC was…

  • The Latest Trends of Asset Forfeiture Transparency and Juvenile Justice image

    The Latest Trends of Asset Forfeiture Transparency and Juvenile Justice

    This State Factor examines trends across the states in Civil Asset Forfeiture reform, as well as in juvenile justice for the latest legislative sessions. It also examines the driving policy ideas…

  • Written Testimony to North Dakota Interim Taxation Committee, 9/6/18 image

    Written Testimony to North Dakota Interim Taxation Committee, 9/6/18

    Written Testimony from the Center for State Fiscal Reform given to the North Dakota Interim Taxation Committee concerning evidence on state income taxes and economic competitiveness.  …

  • State Bonded Obligations, 2018 image

    State Bonded Obligations, 2018

    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…

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  • Testimony to House Judiciary Committee on South Dakota v. Wayfair, 7/24/2018 image

    Testimony to House Judiciary Committee on South Dakota v. Wayfair, 7/24/2018

    ALEC General Counsel and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer Bartlett Cleland gives testimony on the outcome of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court Decision before the House Judiciary Committee on July…

  • State of the States: An Analysis of the 2018 Governors’ Addresses image

    State of the States: An Analysis of the 2018 Governors’ Addresses

    The latest entry of the State of the States publication breaks down each governor’s “state of the state” address and identifies strong and weak policy prescriptions within. The publications also explore each states…

  • Brief Amicus Curiae: South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., Et Al. image

    Brief Amicus Curiae: South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., Et Al.

    Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 37, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) respectfully submits this brief amicus curiae in support of Respondents Wayfair, Inc., et al. The American Legislative Exchange…

  • Other Post-Employment Benefit Liabilities, 2017 image

    Other Post-Employment Benefit Liabilities, 2017

    Other Post-Employment Benefit Liabilities, 2017 surveys the more than 100 state-administered post-employment benefit plans, such as health insurance, Medicare advantage, life insurance, and other non-pension benefits. Controlling for differences in…