ALEC Urges State Lawmakers to Ax the Gas Tax
Temporary Repeal of State Gas Taxes Would Provide Much Needed Relief
September 6, 2005
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) today urged state lawmakers to give drivers relief at the pumps by temporarily repealing state gas taxes as part of the response to the fuel supply disruptions caused by Hurricane Katrina. “Hurricane Katrina has caused major supply disruptions and states must take all appropriate actions to lower fuel costs for families in need,” said Georgia State Representative Earl Ehrhart, National Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council. “The average state levies a 21.4 cent tax on each gallon of gasoline. Temporarily repealing these taxes will ease the impact of skyrocketing prices that will inevitably occur due to the break in the supply chain.”
President George W. Bush Addresses ALEC's 32nd Annual Meeting
President Bush called the Iraq war a "noble cause" while promoting an aggressive domestic agenda that includes changes to Social Security, immigration and the tax code. "I hope Congress gets a good rest because they got a lot of work to do when they get back," Mr. Bush told the members of the American Legislative Exchange Council convened for their 32nd Annual Meeting. More than 2,000 state legislators business leaders, and public policy experts are gathered in Grapevine, Texas to participate in an “exchange of ideas” about how to improve public policy and further our common goals of a limited government that promotes free markets and individual liberties.
Feeding the 800-Pound Gorilla
May 1, 2005
According to a report jointly produced by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and Council for Affordable Health Insurance (CAHI) released in February, financial tests for Medicaid eligibility are too lax to ensure aid is focused on the truly needy.
Legislators Move to Ease Jury Law
April 5, 2005
Loosening a law they passed two years ago, state legislators have voted overwhelmingly to make it easier for older Arizonans and some other citizens to get out of jury duty.
ALEC Commends Utah’s Public Leaders for Enacting School Choice Legislation
March 10, 2005
Today, Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. will sign school choice legislation into law. The bill, H.B. 249, Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarships Bill, will provide parents of special needs students with a school voucher that could be used to attend a private school of choice.