SCOTUS: EPA Must Consider Costs Before Imposing Regulation

The Supreme Court’s 2014 Term came to a close on Monday, but not before it issued a strong rebuke of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) handling of the 2012 Mercury and Air Toxics (MATS) rule and perhaps establishing a major precedent that could affect many federal regulatory agencies going … »

Previewing Michigan v. EPA

Despite having already announced several significant decisions this week, the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to hand down another on Monday dealing with the Clean Air Act. The consolidated case Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency arises from EPA’s 2012 Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which target emissions of mercury, … »

IRS Permitted to Offer Subsidies in Federal Exchanges, Supreme Court Rules

In a split decision, the Supreme Court determined that the Internal Revenue Service’s decision to offer taxpayer subsidies through federally established exchanges is permissible. The plaintiffs in King v. Burwell asked the Court to consider whether the Obama Administration, through the IRS, could offer taxpayer-funded subsidies through all exchanges, not … »

Jonathan Williams Discusses New State of the States Report on The Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal Live

Jonathan Williams, Vice President for the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the American Legislative Exchange Council, was recently interviewed by Mary Kissel of The Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal Live. In the interview Jonathan discusses the release of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s latest publication, State of the States: … »