Limiting Alabama State Government

2013 Policy Priorities Handbook for Alabama

2013 Policy Priorities Handbook for Alabama

Policy Priorities for Alabama is a handbook compiled specifically for each legislative session as a research and education guide on the issues facing our state.

The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act

The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act

In 2009, the nation’s federal regulatory agencies issued 3,503 rules and regulations, spanning the oversight of everything from energy-efficiency standards for clothes washers and pool heaters to SUV emissions and escalators.
The total of these off-budget regulatory costs is a whopping $1.75 trillion. Congress must be held accountable for the regulations Americans face.

The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA)

The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA)

Alabama is one of only six states, two territories, and the District of Columbia that does not have any Regulatory Flexibility statutes. Regulatory flexibility statutes ensure that agencies have considered all reasonable regulatory
alternatives in order to create the least oppressive regulations possible.

Consent Decrees

Consent Decrees

State and local government should force plaintiffs to prove their case in court. The Attorney General be required to present a report to the State Legislature on every consent decree currently affecting state or local government operations, with budgetary and policy implications clearly addressed for each decree.