California Budget Fails to Address Long-Term Fiscal Stability

California’s newly enacted budget for 2015-2016 falls short of properly addressing the institutional budget troubles the state has faced for years.  The California budget shows some steps in the right direction, like adding to the state’s Rainy Day Fund.  However, it fails to deal with the elephant in the room: … »

ALEC CEO Lisa B. Nelson on OANN’s The Daily Ledger

American Legislative Exchange Council CEO Lisa B. Nelson appeared on One American News Network’s The Daily Ledger to talk with Graham Ledger about the 42nd ALEC Annual Meeting in San Diego. Ledger interviewed Nelson on a variety of topics, including the role of the EPA, Article V and the importance … »

CBO Adopts Dynamic Scoring; States Should Follow

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is moving forward with adopting a new “scoring” method to evaluate major changes in tax policy. The CBO currently uses “static” scoring, which evaluates the revenue effects of tax policy changes without factoring in how the changes could alter the way that people make choices. … »

Clean Power Plan Released

John At a press conference earlier today, President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy released the agency’s final Clean Power Plan, unquestionably the most consequential and far reaching environmental regulation of this administration. We’ve written extensively in this space about the many concerns with the proposed version … »