In this special episode of Across the States Dan Reynolds is joined by two ALEC policy experts to discuss the newest edition of Rich States, Poor States: the ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index – which released today. Report co-author, ALEC EVP for Policy and Chief Economist Jonathan Williams and Senior Director of the ALEC Center for State Fiscal Reform Lee Schalk discuss the background of the report, the two state rankings it awards and most importantly, how state leaders can use this year’s findings to advance economic growth following a global pandemic.
Find your state’s ranking and learn more at: www.richstatespoorstates.org Jonathan Williams and Lee Schalk in the Hill: https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/493673-states-should-say-no-thanks-to-a-federal-bailout
Jonathan Williams and Lee Schalk in Newsweek: https://www.newsweek.com/state-lawmakers-against-state-bailouts-opinion-1512029
ALEC Letter signed by over 200 legislators: State Leaders Say “No Thanks” to Federal Bailout: https://www.alec.org/article/state-leaders-say-no-thanks-to-federal-bailout/
Policy Prescriptions: Fiscal Discipline to Address Economic and Health Care Challenges in the Face of COVID-19: https://www.alec.org/article/policy-prescriptions-to-address-economic-and-health-care-challenges-in-the-face-of-covid-19/