Michigan vs. Minnesota Radio Interview

Tony Conley of the Tony Conley Show in Lansing, Michigan featured Jonathan Williams of the ALEC Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force on his show to talk about a Michigan Future Inc. report and why bigger government and more taxes are not better for the state of Michigan. Last week, … »

Intellectual property entitled to protection

This appeared on Cincinnati.com on July 4, 2014. What do Coca-Cola, Whole Foods and 5-Hour Energy have in common? They all maintain trade secrets to protect their brands and market their products. Trade secrets are integral to a company’s brand. Once in government hands, however, a company’s trade secret is … »

Minnesota vs. Michigan: A Case For Larger Government?

A recent report published by Michigan Future Inc. attempts to defy economics 101, arguing that high taxes and larger government have caused economic success in Minnesota. The report used a meager sampling of two states, coupled with poor analysis to draw a number of unfounded conclusions about the relationship between … »

Supreme Court Rules In-Home Personal Care Providers Cannot be Compelled to Pay Union Agency Fees

In a 5-4 decision yesterday, the Supreme Court held in Harris v. Quinn that the First Amendment prohibits the collection of agency fees from in-home personal care providers who do not wish to join or support a union. While the ruling deals a blow to organized labor by prohibiting personal … »