From: Bill Meierling
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: ALEC Weekly Digital Exchange 07-24-2014
Date: Thu Jul 24 16:21:26 MDT 2014
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New State Factor Released TODAY: The Unseen Costs of Tax Cronyism

The Center for State Fiscal Reform has produced a groundbreaking new report that exposes tax code cronyism in the States.

The report reveals how state governments manipulate their tax codes to create unequal playing fields for businesses; Maryland, Illinois, Oregon and New Jersey are among the worst offenders that pursue tax carve-outs.

Download The Unseen Costs of Tax Cronyism: Favoritism and Foregone Growth here.

Full 50-state table included in the report.

Carly  Fiorina 2Carly Fiorina Joins ALEC in Dallas

Carly Fiorina began her career as a secretary for a small real-estate business and worked her way up to become the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business.

Carly believes conservative principles, applied in a twenty-first

century context, are the most effective way to unleash
human potential for positive change in our communities,
organizations and our country.

Don't miss Carly's valuable leadership perspective at lunch on Friday, August 1.

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Meet Herman Cain in Dallas

Herman Cain will deliver the keynote address to Annual Meeting attendees during the Friday lunch session on August 1.

View the full agenda and complete list of keynote speakers, workshops and meetings here.

Register today and book your hotel room before the hotel room block ENDS TOMORROW.

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Have you made your plans to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting? If not, register today.

The Hotel Room Block ENDS TOMORROW. Book your hotel room today.

American Legislative Exchange Council in the News

Report: New York Tax Cronyism Among the Worst in the Country
New York blogger Rusty Weiss reports on the new ALEC State Factor on state tax cronyism, highlighting New York as one of the country's worst offenders.

ALEC Report Assesses Cost of 'Tax Cronyism'
Tax Analysts highlights the new ALEC State Factor, The Unseen Costs of Tax Cronyism: Favoritism and Foregone Growth (subscription only).

Circuits Split on Availability of ACA Exchange Subsidies
At the American Legislator, Sean Riley explains this week's separate appellate court rulings regarding state versus federal exchanges as part of IRS rules under the Affordable Care Act.

Investing in the Internet: Municipal or Misguided Broadband?
The blog team at American Legislator explains the benefits of free market investment in expanding broadband versus municipal investments that strap taxpayers with hefty bills.

Task Force Tours

On Wednesday and Thursday, Jonathan Williams and Will Freeland, director and analyst, respectively, for the Center for State Fiscal Reform, put on a series of Rich States, Poor States presentations in Indiana next Wednesday and Thursday, July 23 and 24. Williams will discuss Rich States, Poor States at events in Fort Wayne, Martinsville and Indianapolis.

This morning, the Center for State Fiscal Reform held a media conference call to discuss their new report, The Unseen Costs of Tax Cronyism: Favoritism and Foregone Growth.

This afternoon, the tax team will hold a similar educational conference call on the new Tax Cronyism report for coalition groups and partner organizations.

This afternoon, Jonathan Williams of the Center for State Fiscal Reform will discuss Oregon's tax favoritism with Lars Larson.

Tomorrow, Jonathan Williams will describe Illinois' cronyist tax policies on the Voice America Radio show, Engage with Andy Busch.

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