From: Ashley Varner
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: ALEC Weekly Digital Exchange 06-26-2014
Date: Thu Jun 26 16:03:57 MDT 2014
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Opening Day Agenda Items You Won't Want to Miss:


Subcommittee Meetings
- 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
State Chairs Training - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Opening Luncheon - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
*Keynote Speaker North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory
Task Force Chairs Meeting - 1:45 PM to 3:00 PM
National Chair's Reception (Members Only) - 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Texas Welcome Reception (Off-Site) - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

35-Day Mailings went out yesterday

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Arrive on Tuesday, Stay Through Saturday


Subcommittees (two NEW):
Agriculture Subcommittee
Digital Learning Subcommittee
Education Finance Joint Working Group
Energy Subcommittee
Environmental Health Subcommittee
Federalism Subcommittee
Financial Services Subcommittee
Fiscal Policy Reform Working Group
Health and Human Services Special Presentation
Higher Education Subcommittee
Intellectual Property Subcommittee
K-12 Reform Subcommittee
Labor and Business Regulation Subcommittee
Public Pension Reform Working Group
STEM Education Subcommittee

Workshop: "Public Opinion on Lawsuit Reform: A Winning Case"
Workshop: "The Nuts and Bolts of Bail: A Guide to Criminal Justice Issues Prior to Trial and Efficiently Engaging the Public-Private Partnership with the Surety Bail Industry"


Breakfast with Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt
Lunch with economist Dr. Art Laffer
Ice Cream Social
Surf's Up San Diego

Workshop: "Pension and Medicaid Costs on State Budgets"
Workshop: "Effective Tools for Promoting Limited Government"

Task Forces Meetings:
Energy, Environment and Agriculture
Health and Human Services
International Relations
Tax and Fiscal Policy
Justice Performance Project


Breakfast with Speaker Newt Gingrich
Lunch with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
Incoming Chair's Reception
State Night (Contact your state chair)

Workshop: "Using Non-Addictive Medication in Alternatives to Incarceration: Real World Experiences"

Task Force Meetings:
Civil Justice
Communications and Technology
Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development


Prayer Breakfast

View a detailed agenda here.

American Legislative Exchange Council in the News

Indiana needs comprehensive tax reform plan
The Indianapolis Star publishes an article by Mr. Bob Williams of the ALEC Board of Scholars, in which Indiana is praised for gains in economic outlook ranking, according to Rich States, Poor States.

O'Reilly: Republicans own the state's failures, too
At Newsday, William F. B. O'Reilly cites Rich States, Poor States and criticizes New York for having the highest property tax rate, the highest overall tax rate and the worst economic outlook of all 50 states.

Minimum Wage Debate Pits Cities Against States

In an article by National Public Radio, Cara Sullivan, Director of the Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development Task Force, explains that the minimum wage debate within states is "misguided," and "creating chaos from one business to the next."

Task Force Tours

On Tuesday, Will Freeland of the Center for State Fiscal Reform participated in Governor Mike Pence's Indiana Tax Competitiveness and Simplification Conference in Indianapolis, Ind.

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