American Legislative Exchange Council

Report Card on American Education: Ranking State K-12 Performance, Progress, and Reform

Matthew Ladner, Dan Lips
January 24, 2012

This is the full 2012 American Legislative Exchange Council report reviewing the quality of U.S. education and that provided within each of the 50 states.

2011 State Education Performance and Policy Index: Arkansas

Matthew Ladner, Dan Lips
February 6, 2012

This one-page overview of Arkansas education from the American Legislative Exchange Council report considers the broad state policies on school choice, teacher quality, and online learning, as well

Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitive Index

Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore
May 1, 2012

Almost four years after the Great Recession of 2008, we’re left wondering what could spur an economic recovery.

Economy Derailed: State-by-State Impacts of the EPA Regulatory Train Wreck

April 26, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun a war on the American standard of living.

Economy Derailed: State-by-State Impacts of the EPA Regulatory Train Wreck

April 18, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun a war on the American standard of living.

An Act Relating to Recovery Audits for Government Overpayments of Tax Dollars: Model Language

American Legislative Exchange Council
June 13, 2011

The Legislature finds that overpayments are a serious problem for state agencies giventhe magnitude and complexity of state operations.

State Budget Reform Toolkit

Managing Editors: Leonard Gilroy and Jonathan Williams
June 5, 2011

ALEC’s State Budget Reform Toolkit will advance a set of budget and procurement best practices to guide state policymakers as they work to solve the current budget shortfalls.

Elusive Particles of Truth: EPA’s Proposed PM 2.5 Regulations

Daniel R. Simmons, Esq.
September 1, 2006

Simmons argues that air quality is improving.  What's more is that pollution is declining despite economic growth and increases in energy consumption.

Patients Want Quality Health Care Not Meddling By Government

Karen Kerrigan
June 1, 2004

An interesting article in which the author discusses the benefits of privately owned for-profit specialty hospitals vs.

Medicaid's Perverse Incentives

James Frogue
July 1, 2004

This article from ALEC by James Frogue points out that state medicaid programs are in trouble because spending is increasing and the states are having difficulty keeping up with the increases.

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