President Obama Can Find Change in the States
Ben Wilterdink provided a response to last week’s State of the Union Address at America’s Future Foundation Doublethink Online.
Sights are set on Plastic Bags
John Eick, director of the Task Force on Energy, Environment and Agriculture, writes on American Legislator about the growing movement to ban or tax the use of plastic bags, despite evidence that plastic bags are more eco-friendly than the environmental lobby’s alternatives.
Research & Commentary: Net Metering
The Heartland Institute published a policy document on net metering reform and the organizations that have called for reforms this year, including the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, National Policy Alliance, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Black Caucus of State Legislators, Southern States Energy Board and the American Legislative Exchange Council.
The criminalization of America
The Columbia Daily Herald features a new report by the Justice Performance Project, Criminalizing America – How Big Government Makes a Criminal of Every American.
Oklahoma Considers Pro-Growth Tax Reform
At American Legislator, Ben Wilterdink of the Center for State Fiscal Reform breaks down the Oklahoma tax cut package making its way through the state House and Senate, and calculates how passing the tax reform measure would keep Oklahoma competitive with its neighbors and raise the state’s ranking in Rich States, Poor States.
The American Legislator provides a comprehensive response to last week’s State of the Union from each of the ALEC task forces.
Ed Walton, policy analyst for the Task Force on Health and Human Services, writes at The Daily Caller about giant loopholes in the health exchange sign-up system that leaves consumers at great risk for fraud and identity theft.