ALEC Digital Exchange 02-27-2014

ALEC’s weekly email update for the week of 02-27-2014

Registration is now open
for the 2014 Spring Task Force Summit in Kansas City, MO.

All events will take place at the host hotel, the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

Did you know? Kansas City’s National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial is the only American museum solely dedicated to preserving the objects, history and personal experiences of the First World War and is designated by Congress as America’s official World War I Museum. 

Please make your plans to join lawmakers from around the country for a celebration of limited government, free markets and federalism May 1 and 2.

Early Bird prices and Hotel Room Block reservations end April 4. Click here to register or for more information.

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American Legislative Exchange Council in the news

Bipartisan Tax Relief Measures Proposed in Maryland
The Capital News Service included comments by Ben Wilterdink in its discussion of corporate income tax reform proposals in Maryland.

Reforming the Federal Corporate Tax and Individual Income Tax: A Step In the Right Direction
At the ALEC blog, Will Freeland adds a federalism perspective to the conversation surrounding the proposal to bring much-needed reform to the federal corporate and individual income tax rates by Rep. Dave Camp, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

There Goes the Neighborhood
The City Journal cites the American Legislative Exchange Council as an economic resource in a discussion comparing tax climates between New York and New Jersey.

Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association 

Jonathan Williams of the Center for State Fiscal Reform appeared on PMA Perspective, a televised broadcast across Pennsylvania public television, to discuss municipal pension reform.

Municipal Broadband Laws to get attention by FCC, raising concerns for some in industry 

Communications Daily cites the American Legislator blog post by Seth Cooper of the Free State Foundation and the constitutional concerns raised to the Federal Communications Commission’s attempt to prevent states from restricting municipal broadband projects that put taxpayers at risk. (Communications Daily is subscription only.)

Federalism Prohibits Preemption of States on Broadband Safeguards

At RedStateSeth Cooper of the Free State Foundation discusses recent calls for the Federal Communications Commission to preempt states that restrict local government from getting into the financially risky broadband business, and how constitutional principles of federalism may protect the states from federal Internet regulation.



Tennessee voices: A new plan to combat the federal deficit

Tennessee state Senator and ALEC member Dr. Mark Green explains his support for a balanced budget amendment in the Tennessean.


Other News Clips
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Task Force Tours

Lindsay Russell, director of the Task Force on Education, spent this week in Tennessee, meeting with educational leaders in the state legislature.

On Tuesday, Jonathan Williams, director of the Center for State Fiscal Reform, gave a Rich States, Poor States presentation to the State Policy Working Group in Arlington, VA.

Today, Sean Riley and Ed Walton, director and legislative analyst, respectively, for the Task Force on Health and Human Services, are attending a health care conference titled, “Fresh ideas and a new vision for health reform” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.