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Taxpayers Subsidize Rich Anti-Taxers
Posted on 26 Apr 2013 by David Cay Johnston

When it comes to picking taxpayer pockets, few organizations display as much chutzpah as the American Legislative Exchange Council. It is a rich person's anti-tax lobby, hating paying the price of civilization and in love with the idea of weak tax... Read More

2012 ALEC-Laffer Report Strikes Familiar Theme
Posted on 13 Apr 2012 by Peter Miller

The just-released 5 th edition of Rich States, Poor States , the American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) report on economic competitiveness of the states, reaches familiar conclusions shadowing those set forth in preceding editions: How the... Read More

2012 ALEC-Laffer Report Strikes Familiar Theme
Posted on 13 Apr 2012 by Peter Miller

The just-released 5 th edition of Rich States, Poor States , the American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) report on economic competitiveness of the states, reaches familiar conclusions shadowing those set forth in preceding editions: How the... Read More

State Taxation: Post-Election Fiscal Management and Priorities
Posted on 14 Nov 2010 by Peter Miller

In the aftermath of November election results, the states are all taking another hard look at their fiscal prospects. For the most part, but with a few exceptions, the picture is anything but bright. Incoming leadership (new and old alike) is reflecting... Read More

Rich States, Poor States: Defining Winners and Losers
Posted on 3 Nov 2010 by Peter Miller

That the future looks brighter for conservative, low tax states than for "spendthrift," high tax jurisdictions may sound intuitive. But in the context of our social fabric, the ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitive Index for 2010, released... Read More