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People spend far too much time looking just at the federal government. The same is true with podcasts. Instead, the discussions hosted on Across the States focus on state issues and state solutions within state capitols, by state legislators and with state policy experts.
The American Legislative Exchange Council is the country's largest voluntary membership organization of state legislators in the United States. It acts as a forum to exchange ideas and develop state-based solutions.

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People spend far too much time looking just at the federal government. The same is true with podcasts. Instead, the discussions hosted on Across the States focus on state issues and state solutions within state capitols, by state legislators and with state policy experts.
The American Legislative Exchange Council is the country's largest voluntary membership organization of state legislators in the United States. It acts as a forum to exchange ideas and develop state-based solutions.

    Your Primer on State Sports Betting

    Your Primer on State Sports Betting

    A 2018 Supreme Court decision freed states to allow - or disallow - sports betting on their own volition. New Jersey took advantage of this opportunity and has seen success, including an increase in government revenue. In December, Michigan just allowed sports betting. This is a growing trend in states across the country and something for which state legislators should prepare. Ronald Lampard, the Senior Director of the Criminal Justice and Civil Justice task forces at ALEC join to discuss recent trends in sports betting across the country and what this issue means for you.
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    Solutions in Sumner County, TN

    Solutions in Sumner County, TN

    A lot of effort and energy is spent looking at the issues in the national and state governments. Rightly so - they both need a lot of fixing. But county governments by-and-large affect your day-to-day life more than other governments and certainly more than you expected. From education to road funding, county governments are often where the rubber meets the road on these issues. Learn from Sumner County Commissioner Jeremy Mansfield about the challenges and opportunities he faces in Tennessee.
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    Victims of Communism Day w/ PA Rep. Dush

    Victims of Communism Day w/ PA Rep. Dush

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    Victims of Communism Day w/ WV Sen. Rucker

    Victims of Communism Day w/ WV Sen. Rucker

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    Adoption in the States

    Adoption in the States

    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 ALEC General Counsel Bartlett Cleland was adopted and adds his own unique perspective on this issue. Learn more from: www.binti.com.
    Special Guest: Bartlett Cleland.
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    The ALEC for State Financial Officers

    The ALEC for State Financial Officers

    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 the States, the president of SFOF, Derek Kreifels, sits down with two of his board members, Seth Metcalf and Ron Crane, to discuss its priorities for state financial officers.
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