What Fracking Does for the Wisconsin Economy

What Fracking Does for the Wisconsin Economy

Travis Brown interviews Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (WI) at the 2015 ALEC Conference in San Diego about how the Shale Revolution and the frack sand helped Wisconsin and their economy....
Would a Flat Tax Benefit Missouri?

Would a Flat Tax Benefit Missouri?

  Rep. Donna Lichtenegger (MO) talks to Travis Brown at the 2015 ALEC Conference in San Diego about trying to implement a flat-tax in Missouri, and How Money Walks to states like Texas and Tennessee where there is no state income tax. But how can a state survive without an income tax? Where do you get your resources? There are a couple of ways you can go – a consumption tax and a property tax. When you buy a house in Texas, there are no hidden tax fees so the price is lower, but yet, they are still able to provide education, services, and keep the roads clean and safe. Over the last 19 years, $791 million dollars has left Missouri for Texas because of the tax structure. Rep. Lichtenegger will be trying to reverse that trend in the next legislative session for...
How The Heritage Foundation helps state legislators

How The Heritage Foundation helps state legislators

Joel Griffith of The Heritage Foundation talks with Travis Brown at the 2015 ALEC Conference in San Diego about how he helps co-author Stephen Moore provide legislators with fiscal conservative policy to implement at the state...
The story of Oklahoma is really the story of Wealth of States

The story of Oklahoma is really the story of Wealth of States

  Jonathan Small with the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs talks to Travis Brown at the American Legislative Exchange Council on why the story of Oklahoma is really the story of Wealth of States. When you go back to 2000, Oklahoma was a poor state with structures in the tax code that weren’t condusive to growth. But in a bi-partisan effort, Oklahoma started to implement right-to-work, made income tax cuts down to 5%, and got rid of the death tax. Oklahoma continues to reward work thanks to Jonathan and the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs working for the betterment of Oklahoma citizens to implement free-market principles in rural areas and urban areas, like Tulsa and Oklahoma City....
Rep. Jordan Ulery is keeping N.H.’s business climate open for business

Rep. Jordan Ulery is keeping N.H.’s business climate open for business

Travis Brown talks to Rep. Jordan Ulery at the 2015 ALEC Conference in San Diego. Leery is an 11 year member of ALEC where he comes to learn about fiscal policy from leaders that he can take back to the people of NH. At present, the Granite State’s status as a no-income-tax and no-sales-tax state help it land squarely on the Tax Foundation’s top-ten list of states with the best business climate. It routinely gains wealth and population, particularly from its high-tax neighbors (between 1992 and 2011, the state of Massachusetts alone contributed $3.23 billion in net adjusted gross income to the New Hampshire economy). What’s more, the eyes of the nation will soon be on New Hampshire, given the state’s first-in-the-nation status for the presidential primaries. Undoubtedly, the 2016 presidential contenders will visit New Hampshire multiple times, discussion issues related to tax reform and economic growth. Now is the perfect opportunity for New Hampshire to showcase itself as the pro-growth jewel of New England, with policies that would entice businesses large and small. Otherwise, successful companies and ambitious startups will be looking around for a place where they can truly “live...