Tag: rich states

Tag: rich states

  • ALEC on Talkback Radio:  Cutting Taxes Attracts New Residents image

    ALEC on Talkback Radio: Cutting Taxes Attracts New Residents

    American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Chief Economist and Executive Vice President of Policy Jonathan Williams joined Talkback Radio host Chuck Wilder this week to talk about why some states thrive…

  • ALEC in Deseret News: How Utah has had the nation’s best economy for 15 straight years image

    ALEC in Deseret News: How Utah has had the nation’s best economy for 15 straight years

    Instead of cowering to mounting pressure from the liberal media and outside states, Utah remained determined to forgo mandates and unnecessary government overreach and instead focused on personal freedoms and Utahns’ ability to make sound decisions

  • ALEC in Daily Caller: EXCLUSIVE: States That Tax Less Have Better Economic Prospects, Study Shows image

    ALEC in Daily Caller: EXCLUSIVE: States That Tax Less Have Better Economic Prospects, Study Shows

    DAILY CALLER SAMANTHA RENCK April 18, 2022 States with lower taxes and less spending have a stronger economic outlook than states with higher taxes and more spending, according to…

  • 2022 State Economic Competitiveness Rankings Reveal Taxpayers Voting with Their Feet image

    2022 State Economic Competitiveness Rankings Reveal Taxpayers Voting with Their Feet

    Top-ranked Utah and bottom-ranked New York tell story of migration into well-run states and exodus from poorly-run states Arlington, Va. – (April 18, 2022) The American Legislative Exchange Council…

  • Taxpayers Voting with Their Feet image

    Taxpayers Voting with Their Feet

    2022 Rich States, Poor States Report: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index “The number one reason on census surveys that people give for moving from one state to another…

  • South Dakota State of the State: Mixed Agenda of Pro-Growth Regulatory Reform but Possible Tax Hikes image

    South Dakota State of the State: Mixed Agenda of Pro-Growth Regulatory Reform but Possible Tax Hikes

    South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard’s 2018 State of the State focused on workforce development, public education, occupational licensing reform, a possible transportation tax increase and support for overturning legal precedent…

  • State of the Commonwealth: Massachusetts image

    State of the Commonwealth: Massachusetts

    Overall, however, the state’s steps towards economic competitiveness are yielding results. Governor Baker rightfully recognized this achievement, “We built a bipartisan team, worked in partnership with the legislature and looked for common ground.” Shrinking the state’s budget gap by over $1 billion without tax or fee increases is just one example.

  • State of the State: Vermont image

    State of the State: Vermont

    With Vermont’s economic outlook continuing to languish at 49th (according to the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Rich States, Poor States publication), legislators may be ready to take the governor’s charge to heart: “We must act now, and begin our ascent.”

  • State of the State: Utah image

    State of the State: Utah

    The governor cautioned against “altering our tax policies in any way that could damage our robust economic engine.” He also advised that the “best way to ensure ongoing growth of education funding is to continue to grow our economy. Failure to take into account how tax rates affect business investment won’t help us make good policy decisions.” Indeed, the relatively low top marginal personal and corporate income tax rates (18th and 11th lowest, respectively) are partly responsible for Utah holding the top economic outlook for 10 consecutive years.