From: Bill Meierling
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: ALEC Weekly Digital Exchange 05-22-2014
Date: Thu May 22 16:03:48 MDT 2014
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Download Rich States, Poor States to see where your state ranks.

Fordham Institute Course Choice Publication

New Education Report on Course Choice

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute released its latest report: Expanding the Education Universe: A Fifty-State Strategy for Course Choice.

Download this brand-new guide for lawmakers and education leaders to devise course-choice policies that increase educational opportunities for children and schools.

Do you know village, town, city or county councilmembers who support the ALEC mission of limited government, free markets and federalism?

Invite them to the 2014 Annual Meeting in Dallas to join other local policymakers at the inaugural meeting of the
American City County Exchange Council, America's only non-partisan free market forum for village, town, city and county policymakers.

2014-05-13 Dallas-Register-Now

AGENDA NOW AVAILABLE for the 2014 Annual Meeting, July 30 - August 1

View the agenda here and plan your trip to Dallas today.

Bring the family: Spouses can attend the conference, while Kids Congress keeps children 17 and younger entertained during the day.

Early Registration Deadline is June 13, 2014. Housing Cut-Off Deadline is June 27, 2014

Registration and hotel information is available here.

Did you know? The Dallas Public Library permanently displays one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence, printed on July 4, 1776, and the first First Folio of William Shakespeare's, "Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies."

American Legislative Exchange Council in the News

If Ohio eases green-energy rules, will it spark national trend?
FindLaw takes a look at a number of states considering changes in their renewable energy mandates, acknowledging ALEC suggested policy language to ease government mandates.

Bill aimed at reducing lawsuits raises eyebrows
WRAL in Raleigh highlights several provisions of North Carolina legislation similar to ALEC model policy that protects against frivolous lawsuits.

Missourians can fight electronic spying at ballot box
Missouri Watchdog highlights ALEC collaboration with the American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy rights groups to protect citizen data across the country.

Why the FCC Should Stay Out of the Local Broadband Business
In Governing Magazine, Rep. Blair Thoreson, ND (HD-44), co-chair of the Task Force on Communications and Technology, explains why the federal regulator would deliver a blow to taxpayers and state-level federalism if Commissioner Wheeler follows through on preempting state laws on local government broadband.

Taxes Do Matter to Migration
The Georgia Public Policy Foundation reposts the Center for State Fiscal Reform article on state tax rates and their effect on migration throughout the country.
New Report Ranks N.Y. Last In Economic Outlook
Hamodia cites Rich States, Poor States in a discussion of New York's state economic outlook, noting New York has been in the bottom two states since 2008.

Michigan rejoins U.S. economy
Jonathan Williams and Will Freeland, of the ALEC Center for State Fiscal Reform, commend Michigan's recent tax and fiscal policy improvements in the Detroit News.
Taxes Do Matter to Migration
Heartland Institute publishes the ALEC tax team discussion on state taxes and their effect on migration.

10 Best States for Business
Chief Executive Magazine uses the ALEC-Laffer Economic Competitiveness Index to rank the best states in which to do business.

Other News

Far-Left State Named Best State in U.S. to do Business...Just Kidding, It's Texas

Texas Demolishes as Best State to do Business

Can Tax Reform Stimulate Needed Job Growth?

Fla. decision could launch new attacks on damages caps around the country

Texas Governor Rick Perry Tells Obama to Adopt Texas Energy Policy For Entire Country

Energy is the key to making Moscow pay

Police union files objection to Detroit bankruptcy, calls city 'cynical' 

Task Force Tours

Cara Sullivan, director of the Justice Performance Project, attended the Right on Crime's Leadership Summit this week in Washington, D.C.

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