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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.

Across the States American Legislative Exchange Council

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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.

    Social Media Censorship and Free Speech w/ Jonathon Hauenschild

    Social Media Censorship and Free Speech w/ Jonathon Hauenschild

    Content moderation on social media has sparked vigorous debate over freedom of speech in online forums. From the permanent suspension of Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s personal Twitter account to the Heroes of Liberty controversy at Facebook, the intersection of the 1st Amendment and the Internet are only growing in importance. Matthew Fisher sits down with Jonathon Hauenschild, Director of the ALEC Communications and Technology Task Force to discuss Twitter, Facebook, and other social media giants while exploring ways lawmakers can get involved.
    Learn More:
    ALEC Policy - Statement of Principles on Online Free Speech, https://alec.org/model-policy/statement-of-principles-on-online-free-speech/
    NBC News coverage of Marjorie Taylor Greene Suspension from Twitter, https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/twitter-suspends-rep-marjorie-taylor-greene-again-covid-19-tweets-n1274446
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    Protecting Children with Foster Care Reform w/Sen Nancy Barto and Rebecca Masterson

    Protecting Children with Foster Care Reform w/Sen Nancy Barto and Rebecca Masterson

    America’s foster care system is in need of reform to protect children and give them a chance to grow up in a stable environment. On this week’s episode of Across the States, we sit down with Senator Nancy Barto of Arizona and Rebecca Masterson, Chief Counsel of Gen Justice, to discuss policies that will empower law enforcement and our foster care system to protect America’s youth.
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    Remedies for Homelessness w/ Carol Hollowell and Andre Cushing

    Remedies for Homelessness w/ Carol Hollowell and Andre Cushing

    The crisis of homelessness is spreading throughout the United States impacting over half of a million Americans. But organizations like the Switchpoint Community Resource Center are working to make a difference. Join Matthew Fisher as he sits down with Carol Hollowell, Executive Director of Switchpoint, and Andre Cushing of the American City County Exchange as they discuss remedies to the homelessness that empower and uplift communities.
    Switchpoint Website: https://switchpointcrc.org/
    ALEC article “Tackling the Crisis of Homelessness in America” by Alexander Hageman, August 9, 2019 https://www.alec.org/article/tackling-the-crisis-of-homelessness-in-america/
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    Winners and Losers of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, from Cryptos to EVs

    Winners and Losers of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, from Cryptos to EVs

    The U.S. House of Representatives has approved and sent the bipartisan infrastructure bill, H.R. 3684, to President Biden’s desk for his signature. While a noteworthy investment in America’s critical infrastructure, not all is excellent or praiseworthy. Join Matthew Fisher and Jonathon Hauenschild, Director of the Communications and Technology Task Force at ALEC, as they delve into the Bitcoin tax and preferential treatment of select corporations and industries.
    Wall Street Journal on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill https://www.wsj.com/articles/infrastructure-bill-2021-what-11627515002
    CNBC on Impact of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill on Cryptocurrencies https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/09/how-bipartisan-infrastructure-bill-will-impact-crypto-investors.html
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    Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform w/ Rep. John Andrews, Senior Attorney Dan Greenberg, and Nino Marchese, and October State Legislator of the Month

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform w/ Rep. John Andrews, Senior Attorney Dan Greenberg, and Nino Marchese, and October State Legislator of the Month

    Civil asset forfeiture presents numerous legal and constitutional problems for state and local authorities. Join Nino Marchese, Director, Civil Justice and Criminal Justice, as he sits down to discuss the civil asset forfeiture and efforts at reform with John Andrews, State Representative from Maine, and Dan Greenberg, Senior Attorney at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
    ‘Innocent Victims of California Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws’ by Lourdes Bautista and Jake Pankoff
    https://www.alec.org/article/innocent-victims-of-california-civil-asset-forfeiture-laws/
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    IRS Power Scheme w/ NE Treasurer John Murante

    IRS Power Scheme w/ NE Treasurer John Murante

    The Biden administration and Congressional Democrats are actively pushing a massive expansion of power for the Internal Revenue Service that would directly impact hundreds of millions of Americans and their bank accounts. Join Matthew Fisher as he sits down with John Murante, Nebraska State Treasurer, to delve into the details and consequences for states and businesses of this proposal, as well as what state and local lawmakers can do.
    Taxing Times in Washington: What Every State Legislator Needs to Know, by Jonathan Williams and Lee Schalk
    https://www.alec.org/article/taxing-times-in-washington-what-every-state-legislator-needs-to-know/
    CBS News Report on IRS Reporting Proposal
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/treasury-proposal-to-report-bank-information-600/
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Joshill:) ,

Thanks Matt!

This show is always the best at bringing its listeners relevant and current topics that affect states and their citizens. Keep it up!

Penguin234567 ,

Great Resource

Sometimes state policy is overlooked, but it is most important. I appreciate their attention to detail and continued focus.

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Great production

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