ALEC Weighs in on Proposed “Waters of the U.S.” Rule

Earlier today, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) submitted a public comment expressing significant concerns with a proposed redefinition of “waters of the United States.” On April 21, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published the proposed rule defining the scope … »

Unfunded Public Pension Liabilities Reach $4.7 Trillion

As newly elected state legislators across the country consider what issues to address, they are likely to encounter the growing storm cloud of unfunded pension liabilities. According to Promises Made, Promises Broken 2014, a new report from the non-partisan government watchdog group State Budget Solutions, unfunded public pension liabilities in … »

NERC Report Highlights Potential Reliability Impacts of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is a non-profit international regulatory authority whose mission is to ensure the reliability of the electric grid and power supply in North America. Earlier this month, NERC released its preliminary review of the potential electric grid reliability concerns that may arise as a … »

Like Your Cell Phone? That’ll Be An Extra 17 Percent

Since Americans have become more mobile the demand for wireless access has increased. However, high tax burdens on wireless services have made it increasingly difficult for consumers to pay their cell phone bills. In a recently released report, Wireless Taxation in the United States 2014, Scott Mackey and Joseph Henchman of … »