Tag: ACCE

Tag: ACCE

  • ACCE Member Turns State Representative image

    ACCE Member Turns State Representative

    It is no secret that the American City County Exchange is a great training ground for future state level lawmakers. ACCE member & West Chester Ohio Trustee George Lang was …

  • Let’s Fix Our Underground Water Infrastructure Through Open Competition image

    Let’s Fix Our Underground Water Infrastructure Through Open Competition

    Like so many other people across the nation, I was horrified by the water contamination crisis that struck Flint, Michigan. As an elected official who bears direct responsibility for maintaining …

  • Government Profiting Off the Poor and the Need for Modern Government Reform image

    Government Profiting Off the Poor and the Need for Modern Government Reform

    Thousands of people are homeless, right now, because of “good graft” – the noble intentions of government gone awry. Some of them are right here in Phoenix. These aren’t abstract numbers, they are men, women, and children who could right now be living in decent, affordable housing, but who have been cheated (along with taxpayers) out of the promises we have made. And they represent only one of the many casualties of modern government

  • Northern Lights Signal Trouble image

    Northern Lights Signal Trouble

    In Alaska, three council members are in the fight for their political lives. It appears local residents are unhappy with a couple of resolutions proposed and supported by the three …

  • Questioning the Federal Government and Sanctuary Cities image

    Questioning the Federal Government and Sanctuary Cities

    It should be questioned whether or not the federal government should have any direct financial or regulatory ties with local governments.

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    Local Perspective

    Judge Keith Self talks local government overreach.

  • Rethinking Urban Planning image

    Rethinking Urban Planning

    It is because every individual knows little and, in particular, because we rarely know which of us knows best that we trust the independent and competitive efforts of many to induce the emergence of what we shall want when we see it. — Friedrich Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty

  • Sanctuary State to Preempt Local Governments image

    Sanctuary State to Preempt Local Governments

    The State of California is moving forward a bill to preempt local governments, force them to break federal law and bust their budgets in the process.

  • We Expressed Our Concerns and President Trump Listened image

    We Expressed Our Concerns and President Trump Listened

    In December, the American City County Exchange sent a letter to then President-Elect Trump outlining a number of regulatory reforms that were hurting local government infrastructure projects. Many of these projects are considered high priority projects which are collaborations between federal, state and local governments.

  • Local Officials Call On President-Elect Trump image

    Local Officials Call On President-Elect Trump

    The members of the American City County Exchange, a division of the American Legislative Exchange Council, representing city and county elected officials in 50 states, petition you with great urgency.

  • Local Right To Work Wins in Court image

    Local Right To Work Wins in Court

    Today the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today reversed an earlier ruling by the U.S. District Court in Louisville striking down Hardin County’s local right to work ordinance.

  • Public Employee Bargaining Transparency Ordinance image

    Public Employee Bargaining Transparency Ordinance

    In accordance with state law [Insert State Code], [Insert Jurisdiction] has been given the power to provide transparency in public-sector collective bargaining.   Section 1. {Short Title} This Ordinance shall …

  • Arrested for Rock n Roll? image

    Arrested for Rock n Roll?

    The resolution will propose buskers stay in a central area close to a marking, but not in a box.

  • Eliminating Personal Property Taxes image

    Eliminating Personal Property Taxes

    When local government taxes personal property [for example: new/used cars, trailers, equipment, trucks, etc.] individuals or businesses never truly “own” outright the personal property they purchased. That is because the …

  • A Proclamation Recognizing Tax Freedom Day image

    A Proclamation Recognizing Tax Freedom Day

    Whereas, Tax Freedom Day is a significant date for taxpayers and lawmakers because it represents how long Americans as a whole have to work in order to pay the nation’s …

  • A Resolution Recognizing Sole State Authority For Minimum Wage Law image

    A Resolution Recognizing Sole State Authority For Minimum Wage Law

    WHEREAS, [Insert Jurisdiction] is a political subdivision, created by the [Insert …

  • An Ordinance to Repeal [Insert Ordinance] Personal Property Tax Collection image

    An Ordinance to Repeal [Insert Ordinance] Personal Property Tax Collection

    WHEREAS, Ordinance No. [Insert number], passed on [Insert date], established personal property tax collection in [Insert Jurisdiction], and WHEREAS, the [Insert State] [insert state statute] has given [Insert Jurisdiction] the …

  • AN ORDINANCE FOR LOCAL COORDINATION ON FEDERAL REGULATIONS image

    AN ORDINANCE FOR LOCAL COORDINATION ON FEDERAL REGULATIONS

    Congress has defined “coordination” as a government-to-government communication process, seeking consistency, in which local government has an equal negotiating position with the federal agencies. This government-to-government communication negotiating process allows …

  • Local Right to Work Ordinance image

    Local Right to Work Ordinance

    Local Right to Work Ordinance Summary American City County Exchange’s model Local Right to Work Ordinance provides that no employee need join or pay dues to a union, …

  • ACCE Principles of Taxation image

    ACCE Principles of Taxation

    The fundamental principles presented here provide guidance for a neutral and effective tax system; one that raises needed revenue for core functions of government, while minimizing the burden on citizens.