Tag Archive: transparency

  • FCC’s Broadband Preemption Analysis and Prediction

    | April 23, 2015 | Add a comment

    There may not be a better example of Washington poignantly ignoring our federalist system than the recent FCC order preempting state laws regarding under what circumstances the municipalities may build and operate a broadband Internet system of their own.  The reasons for municipalities to not take the risk are numerous, … »

  • Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in Public Sector Labor Unions – Problems and Solutions for Reform

    | October 20, 2014 | Add a comment

    According to U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 14.5 million Americans belong to a union. 35.3 percent of government employees are unionized. Because these individuals are on the public’s payroll, taxpayers and policymakers must demand accountability and transparency from unions representing public employees. Every individual should have the right to … »

  • It’s Time to Release Taxpayer-Funded Private Interests

    | March 5, 2013 | Add a comment

    By Tessa Cramer, Policy Intern It’s always easier to spend someone else’s money. Unfortunately, this happens all too often when taxpayers are footing the bill. Currently, government employees are being paid to step away from their job responsibilities and take care of non-governmental, union duties while on the clock. In … »

  • Justice

    Website Explains Judicial Selection

    | July 10, 2012 | Add a comment

    by Maureen Wagner In recent years, the debate over the best method for choosing judges has captured an increasing amount of attention. In response to the growing interest in this issue, The Federalist Society created www.StateCourtsGuide.com to serve as an impartial source of information and educational materials for those interested … »

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    Taxes Don’t Matter? The Return of Junk Economics

    | June 25, 2012 | Add a comment

    The Detroit News published an opinion editorial today from ALEC’s Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Director Jonathan Williams on state tax increases, debunking the myth that taxes don’t affect citizens or job creation: “The tax-and-spend crowd . . . argues that high income taxes are necessary to ensure tax ‘fairness.’ … »

  • State Building

    Budget Transparency Increases Accountability in State Government

    | February 29, 2012 | Add a comment

    States that implement budget transparency provide the public with information on state spending in an effort to promote transparency and accountability in government. Budget transparency encourages fiscal responsibility and gives taxpayers the ability to track how their government spends their hard earned tax dollars. Since adopting model language to promote … »