Search

Displaying search results

  • New Report Reveals Ties Between School Choice Policies and Student Achievement image

    New Report Reveals Ties Between School Choice Policies and Student Achievement

    New Report Reveals Ties Between School Choice Policies and Student Achievement Report ranks states comparing state education policies to NAEP data Washington, D.C. (April 1, 2013)—State-based school choice…

  • Civic Literacy Act image

    Civic Literacy Act

    Section 1. {Title.} The Civic Literacy Act. Section 2. {Findings.} The legislature finds and declares that: (A) The adoption of the Declaration…

  • School Collective Bargaining Agreement Sunshine Act image

    School Collective Bargaining Agreement Sunshine Act

    School Collective Bargaining Agreement Sunshine Act Summary For the purpose of transparency, this legislation requires school district boards of education to provide copies of all collective bargaining agreements…

  • Innovation Schools and School Districts Act image

    Innovation Schools and School Districts Act

    The Innovation Schools and School Districts Act Section 1. {Title.} The Innovation Schools and School Districts Act Section 2. {Legislative Declaration.} (A) The Legislature hereby finds that:…

  • Legislative leader of liberal group smears ALEC | The Iowa Republican image

    Legislative leader of liberal group smears ALEC | The Iowa Republican

    By: Jeff Patch DES MOINES—Iowans should be outraged that an out-of-state group that doesn’t disclose its donors and aims to influence policy exists to bend the ears of state lawmakers,…

  • If Broadband Ain’t Broken, Don’t Fix it With Overbuilding image

    If Broadband Ain’t Broken, Don’t Fix it With Overbuilding

    By John Stephenson The old adage that goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” appears to be giving way to “if it ain’t broke, build two (or more) of…

  • Sequestration: Putting Our States and Nation at Risk image

    Sequestration: Putting Our States and Nation at Risk

    By Karla Jones No organization is more committed to limited government, lower taxes and balancing the federal budget than the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). We have long championed fiscal…

  • Governor Patrick’s Tax and Spend Vision for Massachusetts image

    Governor Patrick’s Tax and Spend Vision for Massachusetts

    In a recent budget proposal that exemplifies the “tax and spend” approach to policymaking, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has requested a 1 percentage point hike in the state’s income…

  • PPACA on Campus: Professors and Students Lose Out image

    PPACA on Campus: Professors and Students Lose Out

    Evidence of the unintended consequences of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) continue to abound. This time, adjunct professors—a group comprising an estimated 70% of university faculty in…

  • Government Services Competition Act image

    Government Services Competition Act

    Model Legislation  {Title, enacting clause, etc} Section 1. This Act may be cited as the Government Services Competition Act. Section 2. {Definitions.} An Act relating to activities in competition with…

  • Resolution to Support Congressional Efforts to Ban Internet Access Taxes image

    Resolution to Support Congressional Efforts to Ban Internet Access Taxes

    Resolution WHEREAS, broadband Internet access for all Americans is an important public policy objective, and WHEREAS, taxing Internet access will have a chilling effect on broadband investment into rural and…

  • Legislative Budget Audit Commission Act image

    Legislative Budget Audit Commission Act

    Model Legislation {Title, enacting clause, etc.} Section 1. {Title} This Act may be cited as the Legislative Budget Audit Commission Act. Section 2. {Statement of Purpose} It is the intent…

  • Resolution in Support of Federal Pension Portability Legislation image

    Resolution in Support of Federal Pension Portability Legislation

    Model Resolution WHEREAS, under current federal law, employees are prohibited from rolling over retirement benefits from 457 deferred compensation plans into other qualified retirement accounts like 401(k) plans and 401plans;…

  • Independent Revenue Forecasting Act image

    Independent Revenue Forecasting Act

    Model Policy {Title, enacting clause, etc.} Section 1. This Act may be cited as the Independent Revenue Forecasting Act. Section…

  • Taxpayer Transparency Act image

    Taxpayer Transparency Act

    Section 1. {Intent}  The Legislature finds that taxpayers should be able to easily access the details on how the state is spending their tax dollars and what performance results are…

  • School Choice Directory Act image

    School Choice Directory Act

    Model Policy {Title, enacting clause, etc.} Section 1. {Definitions} In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires: (A) Department” means the department of education. (B) “Parent” means a resident of…

  • State Implementation of Clean Water Act (TMDL) Requirements (Amended) image

    State Implementation of Clean Water Act (TMDL) Requirements (Amended)

    Model Legislation Section 1. {Title} This Act may be referred to as the Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation Act. Section 2. {Purpose and Intent} It is the purpose of this…

  • State-Based Healthy Forest Plan image

    State-Based Healthy Forest Plan

     Purpose:  The purpose of this act is to create healthier forests and reduce the risk of catastrophic forest fires for communities by: creating a state urban-wildland fire safety committees; authorizing…

  • The Animal and Ecological Terrorism Act (AETA) image

    The Animal and Ecological Terrorism Act (AETA)

    Model Legislation Section 1. {Short Title} This act shall be known as The Animal Ecological Terrorism Act. Section 2. {Definitions} A. “Animal” means any warm-blooded or cold-blooded animal lawfully confined…

  • Water/Wastewater Utility Public-Private Partnership Act image

    Water/Wastewater Utility Public-Private Partnership Act

    Water/Wastewater Utility Public-Private Partnership Act {Title, Enacting clause, etc.} Be it enacted by the legislature of the state of [insert state] Section 1. Definitions 1. Governmental agency refers…