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  • Energy Industry Innovation
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    Energy Industry Innovation

    The American Legislative Exchange Council presented its Warren Brookes Award for Excellence in Journalism to Stephen Moore. Mr. Moore spoke about energy industry inovation and new…

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  • Economic Issues
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    Economic Issues

    At the 33rd annual meeting of the Council, economist Milton Friedman spoke about issues including the economy, school choice, education reform, tax reform. After his presentation he…

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  • Crisis in State Spending
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    Crisis in State Spending

    Participants talked about management of state budgets and levels of state spending on public services. Among the topics they addressed were health care spending, reducing duplication of…

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  • National Security Issues
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    National Security Issues

    General Russell talked about the role of the National Guard in maintaining domestic security following September 11 terrorist attacks.

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  • Adoption Laws
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    Adoption Laws

    Mr. Thomas talked about adoption laws and the foster care system in the U.S. He focused on the Adoption an Safe Families Act which encourages children to remain in foster care no longer…

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  • States Rights and Governmental Authority
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    States' Rights and Governmental Authority

    During a two-day conference on increasing local power versus the federal government, Mr. Kemp spoke at the concluding luncheon. In his remarks, he focused on the need to free people from…

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  • Telecommunications Act Impact on States
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    Telecommunications Act Impact on States

    Three persons with experience in relations between government and telecommunications companies discussed the impact of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 on states, especially state…

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  • Education Reform
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    Education Reform

    State legislators and education reform advocates discussed alternatives for education reform, including school vouchers, charter schools, parental rights and performance evaluation. After…

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  • Returning Power to the States
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    Returning Power to the States

    Rep. Gingrich spoke about the importance of the relationship between federal and state government, specifically the Congress and state legislators. He stated that the new Republican…

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  • Empowering Indiviuals
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    Empowering Indiviuals

    Panelists discussed individual empowerment as a means of lifting persons out of poverty and unemployment without dependency on government. They described welfare reforms and other incentive…

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  • Balanced Budget Amendment
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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Panelists discussed the federal budget deficit, the balance budget amendment and the positive and negative aspects of budget deficit.

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  • Empowering Individuals
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    Empowering Individuals

    Panelists discussed educating community activists, empowering the residents of public housing and other topics.

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  • California School Choice Issues
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    California School Choice Issues

    Ms. Fitzpatrick discussed school choice as a ballot issue this year in states such as California, where it lost. She described methods of marketing school choice to voters by state…

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  • Punitive Damages in Civil Law
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    Punitive Damages in Civil Law

    After an introduction by Mr. Bandstra, Mr. Behrens talked about “The U.S. Supreme Court and State Legislators.” He discussed punitive damages against state governments and described several…

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  • Balanced Budget Amendment
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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    The speakers talked about the proposed balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. They emphasized that such an amendment was unlikely to originate in Congress, so states must organize…

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  • Tax and Fiscal Policy
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    Tax and Fiscal Policy

    The speakers talked about issues related to the economy such as federal tax and fiscal policy and the federal deficit at a luncheon of newly-elected state legislators who were meeting to…

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  • State Budget Proposal
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    State Budget Proposal

    Ms. Sauerbrey and Mr. Vedder spoke at a conference of newly elected state legislators. They spoke about the dangers of growing state government and suggested ways that legislators could…

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  • Bush Campaign Speech
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    Bush Campaign Speech

    President Bush gave a speech as part of a two-day campaign tour during which he also visited New York and Utah. He mentioned that he was getting ready to start an aggressive campaign and…

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  • Speech to State Lawmakers
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    Speech to State Lawmakers

    President Bush spoke to a meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council on recent developments in the Middle East. He lauded the efforts of the Secretary of Defense and the soldiers in the field for the success in the…

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  • Presidental Remarks
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    Presidental Remarks

    President Bush addressed the American Legislative Exchange Council on decentralization and federalism. The Council is a public affairs and research organization. The leadership of the…

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