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In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Managing Editor of Budget & Tax News Jesse Hathaway speaks with Jonathan Williams. Williams is the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force Director. Williams and Hathaway discuss the newest findings in this year’s edition of Rich States, Poor States, authored by economist Dr. Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore, chief economist at the Heritage Foundation, and Jonathan Williams, Vice President of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Center for State Fiscal Reform.
The Rich States, Poor States report, published every year by ALEC, ranks the overall economic outlook for every state in the nation using 15 policy variables. Williams explains why the economic outlook for states like Illinois and Wisconsin improved significantly, but the outlook for states like Michigan and Delaware has dimmed considerably.