ON-Lion Letter
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Washington, D.C., recently unveiled its key legislative priorities for 2013 aimed at helping states achieve economic growth and create jobs.  With unemployment remaining stubbornly high and most Americans worrying about pocketbook issues like jobs, retirement security, and rising health-care costs, ALEC 2013: Jobs, Innovation and Opportunity in the States focuses lawmakers on our nation's founding principles of limited government and free markets.

The report focuses on nine areas vital to a robust economy:  1.) limiting taxes and the growth of big government; 2.) protecting workers' retirements;
3.) harnessing America's energy resources and reducing costs; 4.) cutting red tape and eliminating unnecessary regulations; 5.) economic opportunity; 6.) harnessing innovation; 7.) improving education; 8.) increasing access to health care and controlling costs; and, 9.) preventing lawsuit abuse.

"I know firsthand the economic challenges facing state lawmakers across the country resulting from a stagnant and underperforming economy," said ALEC chairman and Connecticut St. Rep. John Piscopo.  "To truly effect change and get people back to work, states must take it upon themselves to embrace pro-growth and fiscally sound policies. We can't wait for Washington to lead the way."

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports ALEC projects.
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