Across the States

Across the States
The premiere state-focused policy podcast

Victims of Communism Day w/ PA Rep. Dush
Nov 7 • 16 min
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Victims of Communism Day w/ WV Sen. Rucker
Nov 7 • 19 min
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Adoption in the States
Oct 30 • 9 min
Getting adoption right is imperative for policy makers everywhere – but it is especially important for state legislators. Felicia Curcuru is the co-founder and CEO of Binti, an organization dedicated to ensure every child is raised by a loving family. The…
The ALEC for State Financial Officers
Oct 7 • 14 min
State legislators consistently remark on the great educational opportunities ALEC offers them. But state financial officers seemed to need the same support: that’s where the State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF) comes in. On this episode of Across…
Saving Lives with Health Care Tech
Oct 4 • 31 min
Wearable technology like smart watches are becoming more and more popular. They aren’t just great to stay in touch with your friends and family or stay on top of your business relationships – they can have a significant benefit to your health. ALEC…
TX Rep. Tan Parker, Sept. State Legislator of the Month
Sep 24 • 15 min
Texas Representative Tan Parker is the September 2019 State Legislator of the Month – congratulations! Rep. Parker discusses medical freedom and how important it is for individual liberty. He’s had continual success with policies in Texas that defend…
The Dangers of Drug Importation
Sep 23 • 23 min
Prescription drug pricing has been the subject of much debate recently. Many think we should turn to Canada or other countries to address our domestic issues. But importation programs seem to be unsafe and ineffective ways to lower the price of…
States Prefer a Low “SALT” Diet
Sep 23 • 7 min
It’s not widely known, but states with high taxes technically get a discount from their federal taxes. Lower-tax states are left to cover the difference. This is because of the “State and Local Tax Deductions” in the federal tax code. ALEC Chief…
State-Based Environmentalism
Jun 6 • 26 min
The conversation around conservation and environmentalism usually starts and stops in the federal government. But states and state legislators have such an important role to play. The ALEC Director of the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force…
The FORUM Act w/ UT Rep. Kim Coleman
Mar 26 • 22 min
Utah House Representative Kim Coleman joins ALEC Director Shelby Emmett to discuss the best practices a state legislator can focus on to get campus free speech right in their state. This is hugely important for college students.Support Across the States
Executive Order on Campus Free Speech w/ OK Rep. Mark Lepak
Mar 22 • 29 min
President Trump invited Oklahoma Representative Mark Lepak to the White House to be there for the signing of his executive order on March 20th. The order deals with campus free speech, a growing issue in America today. Rep. Lepak sits down and explains…
State Legislative Blockchain w/ Chet Love
Mar 16 • 23 min
What is a “distributed ledger technology?” Well you will probably better recognize the term “Blockchain,” which is a type of distributed ledger technology. The ALEC Director of the Communications and Technology Task Force Jonathon Hauenschild sits down…