Tag Archive: limited government

  • Taxpayers Foot Bill for Union Interests

    | March 27, 2015 | Add a comment

    Prior to a court case ruling otherwise, taxpayers in the city of Phoenix paid $950,000 a year in salaries and benefits to send six city police officers to work as full-time union managers, 35 officers to work as part time union representatives and one to work as a union lobbyist. … »

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    Myth of the Day: Austerity in the Form of Spending Cuts Will Harm Growth and Employment

    The recent debates in state and federal government regarding overspending and massive deficits during a period when the economy is sluggish makes this fiscal policy myth particularly timely. Today’s myth directly addresses hand-wringing over budget cuts during a recession. Dr. Fruits and Dr. Pozdena, co-authors of Tax Myths Debunked, detail … »

  • PPACA on Campus: Professors and Students Lose Out

    | January 30, 2013 | Add a comment

    Evidence of the unintended consequences of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) continue to abound. This time, adjunct professors—a group comprising an estimated 70% of university faculty in the U.S.—are facing reduced hours due to the employer mandate provisions in the law. A recent Wall Street Journal article … »

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    ALEC to States: Repeal Renewable Energy Mandates

    | November 5, 2012 | Add a comment

    ALEC adopts Electricity Freedom Act and discusses it on Master Resource (a free-market energy blog). “As the debate over subsidies, handouts, and cronyism for renewable energy continues, so too will the debate surrounding state-based renewable energy mandates. Fundamentally, forcing state citizens to purchase a product they may not be able … »

  • ALEC works with lawmakers

    | September 18, 2012 | Add a comment

    ALEC op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle this morning. “While Washington has become gridlocked and largely ineffective, the real legislative action is happening at the state level. Why? Because it has to. Years of irresponsible spending, heavy-handed mandates and burdensome regulations from Washington have had real effects on state budgets. And, … »

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    Inside ALEC Takes on Taxes

    | September 14, 2012 | Add a comment

    “No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.” – President Ronald Reagan The above quotation is an excerpt from U.S. Rep. Tom Graves’ (GA) article in newest … »

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    Rep. Linda Upmeyer on What ALEC Means

    | August 6, 2012 | Add a comment

    ALEC’s Second Vice Chair Rep. Linda Upmeyer (IA) writes what ALEC means, and why it is good. Click here for entire article in The Gazette. “I chose to be a member of ALEC because it supports pro-growth policies that spur local and national competitiveness. I am an ALEC member because I … »

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    N.J. could use ALEC ideals

    | April 9, 2012 | Add a comment

    The Newark Star-Ledger reported on ALEC last week. We responded with an op-Ed in Sunday’s edition talking about our principles and the real policies New Jersey could use to enhance their economic prosperity. Click here to read the entire piece. “ALEC stands for free enterprise and limited government. Particularly in … »