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  • State of the Commonwealth: Massachusetts image

    State of the Commonwealth: Massachusetts

    Governor Charlie Baker had a good week following the news that General Electric is moving its corporate headquarters to Boston. If Baker and Massachusetts continue to implement spending and tax reductions,…

  • State of the State: New Mexico image

    State of the State: New Mexico

    New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez recently gave her State of the State address, opening the 2016 legislative session. The governor’s address reflected the crossroads at which New Mexico currently stands.

  • New From Rich States, Poor States, Eighth Edition image

    New From Rich States, Poor States, Eighth Edition

    Tax cronyism— the deviation from sound economic policy to create a system that benefits one business at the expense of others—is a significant public policy challenge in the states. The…

  • State of the State: Indiana image

    State of the State: Indiana

    Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s 2016 State of the State focused heavily on matters of economic competitiveness, both touting the state’s strong current position, and the governor’s desire to protect…

  • State of the State: New York image

    State of the State: New York

    New Yorkers face a heavy tax burden, causing the state’s economic outlook to rank dead last in the nation. In fact, the best New York’s economic outlook has ever…

  • State of the State: California image

    State of the State: California

    If the governor wants to actually avoid having to raise taxes, he should propose ways to shrink the scope of government, instead of pursuing the spendthrift polices that have dried up California’s funds.

  • State of the State: Florida image

    State of the State: Florida

    On January 12, Governor Rick Scott gave his State of the State address to open the 2016 legislative session. Coming off a 2015 session characterized by major tax cuts of…

  • Eighth Rich States, Poor States Report Shows Americans Fleeing High-Tax States image

    Eighth Rich States, Poor States Report Shows Americans Fleeing High-Tax States

    The balance of economic and political power is shifting in America. According to the Center for State Fiscal Reform’s new Rich States, Poor States report, Americans are fleeing high-tax…

  • NFIB: Report Confirms 2012 Tax Cuts Put Kansas Back on Track image

    NFIB: Report Confirms 2012 Tax Cuts Put Kansas Back on Track

    TOPEKA, Jan. 21, 2016–Dan Murray, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, released the following statement today in response to strong showing by Kansas in the 8th edition…

  • State of the State: Nebraska image

    State of the State: Nebraska

    Last week, Governor Pete Ricketts delivered his second State of the State address to the Cornhusker State. He shared accomplishments from last year but also focused on how he plans…

  • State of the State: New Jersey image

    State of the State: New Jersey

    Unfortunately, the most recent edition of Rich States, Poor States ranks New Jersey 46th in terms of economic outlook, while the state’s economic performance ranks a dismal 48th.

  • Volcker Alliance Calls For Greater Transparency and Integrity in State Budgeting image

    Volcker Alliance Calls For Greater Transparency and Integrity in State Budgeting

    While 49 states have some kind of a balanced budget requirement, budget challenges are a stark reality for numerous states. When lawmakers use temporary fixes to…

  • A Tough Labor Day for Unions image

    A Tough Labor Day for Unions

    This Labor Day, as Americans are fitting in one last trip to the beach or holding backyard barbeques, labor unions are left with little to celebrate. Union membership in the…

  • Governor LePage’s Tax Plan Would Boost Maine’s Economic Outlook image

    Governor LePage’s Tax Plan Would Boost Maine’s Economic Outlook

    The 2015 edition of Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index was recently released with Maine ranking in the bottom 10 for economic outlook. Fortunately, Governor…

  • 7 Things Every American Needs To Know About Taxes image

    7 Things Every American Needs To Know About Taxes

    Today is tax day in America. As always, it features a lot of confusion with tax forms, some rushed trips to the post office and a whole lot of heartburn…

  • Rich States, Poor States covered by West Virginia’s Hoppy Kercheval image

    Rich States, Poor States covered by West Virginia’s Hoppy Kercheval

    On Thursday, April 8, Jonathan Williams talked to West Virginia Metro News host Hoppy Kercheval about West Virginia’s Rich States, Poor States ranking. Jonathan’s interview starts at 1:22:03. Listen to…

  • VIDEO: Rich States, Poor States on Wall Street Journal Live image

    VIDEO: Rich States, Poor States on Wall Street Journal Live

    Today, Jonathan Williams, Vice President for the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the American Legislative Exchange Council, discussed the 2015 Rich States Poor States rankings…

  • New 2015 Rich States, Poor States Rankings Show Which States Are Most Competitive image

    New 2015 Rich States, Poor States Rankings Show Which States Are Most Competitive

    Public policy matters to economic performance. Economic theory and data have established this link clearly. Most notably, limited government, free market policies that unlock the creative potential entrepreneurs and small…

  • On Saint Patrick’s Day, U.S. Has Much to Learn From Ireland image

    On Saint Patrick’s Day, U.S. Has Much to Learn From Ireland

    While Saint Patrick’s Day gives people all over the world a reason to be Irish for a day, it might be better for the United States to move permanently ‘Irish’…

  • ‘Strong Roots Nebraska’ Plan Would Boost Economic Outlook image

    ‘Strong Roots Nebraska’ Plan Would Boost Economic Outlook

    The recent state of Nebraska’s tax and fiscal policy climate has been lackluster compared to other states in the region. In the most recent edition of Rich States,…