New Models from the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force

Earlier this summer, members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) gathered in San Diego for the organization’s 42nd Annual Meeting. In addition to hearing from three presidential candidates and networking with like-minded legislators and business leaders,  the nine ALEC task forces gathered to discuss policy ideas and, in some … »

Ed Markey’s Energy Hypocrisy?

Last week National Journal held a forum in Washington, D.C. where three members of the U.S. Senate discussed the prospect of lifting the current ban on crude oil exports from the United States. Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and John Hoeven (R-ND) both expressed support for easing the restriction, while Senator … »

ALEC Releases New Report Examining the Effect of State Taxes on Charitable Giving

  Charity is a crucial component of efforts to address societal challenges and help individuals thrive. From religious organizations to community charities, philanthropic donations drive the institutions of civil society and enable communities to develop around a greater sense of shared purpose. Despite this important role, charitable giving is rarely … »

Congress Works to Rein in Frivolous Lawsuits

By overwhelming majority, Congress yesterday passed H.R. 758, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act, which would allow sanctions against attorneys filing frivolous lawsuits and help compensate victims of abusive litigation. It now goes to the U.S. Senate for consideration. In 2013, ALEC members adopted a resolution encouraging just this sort of … »