Florida Governor Rick Scott Proposes $470 Million in Communications Services Tax Relief

Great news for consumers in Florida: Governor Rick Scott has proposed $470 million in communications services tax relief.  Governor Scott’s proposed budget would reduce the communications services tax for mobile, cable services and non-residential landlines by 39 percent. Furthermore, his proposed budget would also reduce the communications services tax for satellite … »

New Website Launch: How the EPA’s Clean Power Plan Proposal will Affect the States

CleanPowerPlanFacts.com, a new website released today by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will help illustrate how the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan will affect electricity generation in the states. The EPA’s Plan would mandate a 30 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from existing … »

The Past, Present and Future of Common Core Part 2

  In January, the Task Force on Education conducted a three-part series, “The Past, Present and Future of Common Core.” This three-part series was designed to serve as an informational forum to learn more about common core in a neutral environment. Part two focused on the present position of Common … »

Hair Braiding: The Fight Against Occupational Licensing

Unnecessary occupational licensing laws limit free market competition and discourage employment by preventing people from entering the workforce. In recent years, hair braiding has been a focus of licensing battles within state courts and legislatures. Late last week, Arkansas and Iowa both took initial steps to expand opportunities for hair … »