Matt Walter’s Op Ed Urging Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy to Sign Bipartisan Budget Agreement

charlie Economic Prosperity Leave a Comment

The citizens of Connecticut have been taxed over and over again without any long-term fiscal fixes to their state’s finances. Now when a bipartisan budget is passed to right the state’s finances, Democratic Governor Dan Malloy threatens to veto the agreement! Governor Malloy and his Democratic allies in the state legislature should be ashamed of their political posturing on this bipartisan …

State Government Leadership Foundation Slams Connecticut Senate’s Giveaway to Unions

charlie Economic Prosperity Leave a Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Adam Temple Malloy’s Bad Deal Imperils Connecticut’s Fiscal Health and Economy WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 1, 2017) — Hours before Connecticut’s Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman cast the tie-breaking vote in the state senate yesterday, three so-called “fiscal conservative” Democrats – Sens. Joan Hartley of Waterbury, Paul Doyle of Wethersfield and Gayle Slossberg of Milford – hemmed and hawed before kowtowing to …

Everyone Agrees, Governor Malloy’s Backroom Deal with Big Government Unions Is Bad for Connecticut

charlie Economic Prosperity Leave a Comment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 26, 2017 Everyone Agrees, Governor Malloy’s Backroom Deal with Big Government Unions Is Bad for Connecticut WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF) announced that it has released an ad to run statewide in Connecticut to educate residents on the sober reality of the backroom deal struck by Governor Dan Malloy and big …

SGLF Re-Launches KinderRecord.com on Lt. Governor Peter Kinder’s Fight for Missourians

vchicola Economic Prosperity, Federal Overreach Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON, DC – The State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF) today re-launched a multi-issue, five-figure digital ad campaign praising Lt. Governor Peter Kinder’s record as a constitutional conservative and defender of Missouri values. The ad buy and corresponding website – KinderRecord.com – will run in multiple markets through Friday, July 15th.  “A public servant of nearly 25 years, Peter Kinder always …

Op-Ed: The Failures Of Government-Owned Internet

vchicola Economic Prosperity Leave a Comment

The rapid advancement of technology in recent decades has led to many peoples’ lives becoming increasingly digitized. Whether through shopping, keeping track of finances, getting a ride somewhere or keeping up with friends, the internet is an integral part of everyday life. Yet some areas in America still don’t have access to quality high speed internet. This is mainly because …

Republican Lieutenant Governors Association Leads SGLF Sponsored Delegation to Israel

vchicola Economic Prosperity Leave a Comment

Delegation met with Prime Minister, Key Industry Leaders WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA) led a delegation of seven lieutenant governors to the state of Israel. The eight-day trip was sponsored by the State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF)—a strategic policy partner of RLGA—with the aim of stimulating economic development and trade and fostering new partnerships between Israel and state level …

Muni Broadband Should Be ‘Last-Ditch Effort,’ State Republican Group Says

vchicola Economic Prosperity, Technology Leave a Comment

Friends and foes of municipal broadband networks clashed Wednesday over who should be pre-empted—state or local governments—after a conservative state leadership group released a paper Wednesday saying municipal networks should be deployed only as a last resort. The paper, commissioned by the State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF) and written by Phoenix Center Chief Economist George Ford, supported state laws restricting …

Study: Chattanooga broadband hurts taxpayers, local economies in other Tennessee cities

vchicola Economic Prosperity, Technology Leave a Comment

f a business relocates to Chattanooga because of its municipal broadband, another city is hurt. People paid federal taxes to help set up Chattanooga’s municipal broadband, and residents in the losing city suffer the consequences, according to a study released Wednesday by Washington, D.C.-based State Government Leadership Foundation. As reported, Chattanooga’s Electric Power Board accepted $111 million in federal stimulus …

SGLF Study: Government Owned Broadband Networks Should Be “Last Resort”

vchicola Economic Prosperity, Technology Leave a Comment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new study from the State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF) found that government-owned broadband networks should be a “last resort” for municipalities looking to expand Internet access. The report is timely because, all over the country, state laws that limit government ownership of broadband, due to their negative impact on consumer tax bills, competition among broadband providers …

Municipally-owned broadband networks should be a last resort, state leadership group says

vchicola Economic Prosperity, Technology Leave a Comment

A new report from the State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF) has taken aim at the municipal broadband movement, suggesting that networks should be the “last resort” a municipality should consider in expanding Internet access. “The debate over municipal broadband networks is heated, and a central question in the argument is how these government interventions into the business of building digital …