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  • An Act Providing for the Detection and Prevention of Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Improper Payments in State Government image

    An Act Providing for the Detection and Prevention of Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Improper Payments in State Government

    An Act Providing for the Detection and Prevention of Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Improper Payments in State Government Summary This Act would improve government…

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    Political Funding Reform Act

    Political Funding Reform Act Summary This model bill prohibits the payroll deduction of monies used for political purposes. It also establishes penalties for a violation of this section. Model…

  • Resolution in Support of Reporting Requirements for Public Sector Unions image

    Resolution in Support of Reporting Requirements for Public Sector Unions

    Resolution in Support of Reporting Requirements for Public Sector Unions Summary Currently, public sector unions are not required to adhere to the same reporting requirements as private sector unions.

  • Website Explains Judicial Selection image

    Website Explains Judicial Selection

    by Maureen Wagner In recent years, the debate over the best method for choosing judges has captured an increasing amount of attention. In response to the growing interest in this…

  • Public Employee Paycheck Protection Act image

    Public Employee Paycheck Protection Act

    Public Employee Paycheck Protection Act  Summary Though states have broad authority to allow deductions from individuals’ paychecks if those individuals request or allow it, a one-time permission should not…

  • Taxes Don’t Matter? The Return of Junk Economics image

    Taxes Don’t Matter? The Return of Junk Economics

    The Detroit News published an opinion editorial today from ALEC’s Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Director Jonathan Williams on state tax increases, debunking the myth that taxes don’t…

  • State Spending Transparency Portals Vary in Their Approaches and Results image

    State Spending Transparency Portals Vary in Their Approaches and Results

    In a way, the very idea of state budget reform presumes some basic level of government transparency. Yet the amount of information related to the spending of tax dollars provided by each of the state governments varies wildly.

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    Budget Transparency Increases Accountability in State Government

    States that implement budget transparency provide the public with information on state spending in an effort to promote transparency and accountability in government. Budget transparency encourages fiscal responsibility and…

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    Local Government Transparency Act

    Be it enacted by the People of the State of {insert state}: Section 1. Internet posting requirements. (A) A unit of local government or school district must post…

  • The Difficulty of Accessing Clear State Budget Data image

    The Difficulty of Accessing Clear State Budget Data

    One of the largest obstacles to covering state budget issues is often state government itself. Accessing simple budget data such as revenue and expenditure totals can create a headache harsh enough to discourage even the most determined citizen activist.

  • Transparency and Government Accountability Act image

    Transparency and Government Accountability Act

     {Title, enacting clause, etc.} THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF {insert state} DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. {Severability clause} The State of {insert state} shall maintain an official, searchable…

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    Union Financial Responsibility Act

    Union Financial Responsibility Act Summary The power of workers to make sound decisions concerning their careers, workplace choices, workplace representation, and other areas of importance hinges on a worker’s…

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    State Data Quality Act

    AN ACT to ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information disseminated by state agencies to the public, and to the federal government in…