Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights: Thoughtful Spending Limitations Can Protect Taxpayers

Jonathan Williams, the Vice President of the ALEC Center for State Fiscal Reform, recently spoke at a Cato Institute Capitol Hill briefing titled, “Proven Strategies to Restrain Spending: An International Perspective.” Jonathan joined Daniel Freihofer, Head of Economic and Financial Affairs at the Swiss Embassy, and Clement Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner … »

STEM – Will it replace liberal arts?

Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) educational policies encourage school options that provide students the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to enter the STEM workforce – the fastest growing employment field in the nation. According to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs within the STEM … »

DEA Data Collection Program Served as Model for NSA Program

“The wicked flee when no man pursues,” according to the book of Proverbs. USA Today recently reported that the United States Drug Enforcement Agency maintained a domestic wiretapping program operating outside the auspices of judicial review, and then tried quietly to shut the program down after Edward Snowden revealed a … »

Grady v. North Carolina – Satellite Based Monitoring Programs Are Searches

A decision announced by the Supreme Court earlier this term may force states to re-evaluate their Satellite Based Monitoring (SBM) programs for repeat criminal offenders. Last week, the Court determined North Carolina’s SBM program was a search of a convicted felon, meaning the program must be analyzed according to the … »