Tag Archive: federalism

  • ALEC Urges FCC to Respect Federalism, Reject Preemption on Muni Broadband

    | September 4, 2014 | Add a comment

    On August 29, ALEC CEO Lisa Nelson and twenty state legislators sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). They called on the FCC to respect principles of constitutional federalism regarding states’ authority over their local governments. State constitutions or state legislatures create and define the powers of county, … »

  • Financial Ready Idaho

    States are increasing their dependence on federal funds at a time when the federal government is facing difficult fiscal challenges. According to the nonpartisan fiscal watchdog group, State Budget Solutions, state governments (combined) received 31.6 percent of their revenue from the federal government in 2012. Additionally, Census Bureau data shows … »

  • New Report Reveals Level of Federal Aid to the States and Importance of Fiscal Federalism

    and | February 28, 2014 | Add a comment

    By: William Freeland, Kati Siconolfi, and Steven Johnson In the face of a stagnating economy and national debt topping $17 trillion, many policymakers in Washington, D.C. are seeking ways to reduce spending. Given that many states increasingly rely on federal spending to craft their state budgets, the necessary federal spending … »

  • Federalism Prohibits Preemption of States on Broadband Safeguards

    | February 20, 2014 | Add a comment

    By: Seth L. Cooper Federal regulation of the Internet is a bad idea. So is federal regulation of states that would rather keep their local governments out of the Internet business. Following a recent federal court ruling about the power of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the Internet, … »

  • President Obama Can Find Change In The States

    | February 14, 2014 | Add a comment

    This article appeared on AmericasFuture.org February 5, 2014. President Obama’s State of the Union address has produced a polarizing effect on the nation; some fully support him while others express serious concerns about his growing propensity to ignore federal law and act “unilaterally.” President Obama recognized many of the nation’s problems, from high corporate … »

  • Political gridlock shouldn’t be solved with monarchy

    | January 14, 2014 | Add a comment

    This article original appeared on The Daily Caller on December 23, 2013. Read the original here. With the endless gridlock of modern Washington, it’s tempting to want to ditch the whole American constitutional system and install a king, who could at least get things done. This is essentially what David … »

  • EPA’s Assault on State Sovereignty Part II

    and | June 27, 2013 | Add a comment

    Obama’s recently released climate change initiative calls for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to unleash yet another energy regulation aimed at reducing greenhouse gases from existing power plants, severely threatening the generation of affordable and reliable energy. This is only one piece of an unprecedented EPA regulatory assault unleashed … »

  • The EPA’s Assault on State Sovereignty Part I

    and | June 26, 2013 | 2 Comments

    Well timed with the President’s climate change agenda announcement, the American Legislative Exchange Council just released a report which sheds light on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ongoing usurpation of regulatory control from the states.  Titled The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Assault on State Sovereignty, the report highlights the … »

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    Health Care Freedom Results

    | November 7, 2012 | Add a comment

    Measures in four states—Alabama, Florida, Montana and Wyoming—were on the ballot last night relating to ALEC’s model Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act. Preliminary results show the measures passed as constitutional amendments in Alabama (Amendment 6) and Wyoming (Amendment A), and as a referendum in Montana (LR 122).  The … »

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    The Need for Corporate Tax Reform

    | October 9, 2012 | Add a comment

    It’s no secret that the U.S. corporate tax rate is one of the highest in the world. However, a recent report released by the Cato Institute measured exactly how the U.S. compares with 90 other nations on corporate taxes. The results of the study are unsettling – the authors found … »