ALEC Report Leaves Missourians Wanting Bold Reforms
St. Louis, MO – The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) recently released its 6th edition of Rich States, Poor States which measures the economic competitiveness of each state. As states compete for businesses and families to migrate to their states, ALEC’s report leaves Missourians looking to other states for bold reforms.
The Rich States, Poor States ranked Missouri:
- 42nd in economic performance in last 10 years
- 23rd in economic outlook for 2013
- 47th in state gross domestic product
- 24th in domestic migration (meaning people are moving elsewhere)
To read the full report, please click here.
As the leading advocate for fiscal responsibility and prosperity, Americans for Prosperity – Missouri expects more from our elected officials to catapult Missouri to the top of each and every economic category. AFP – MO State Director, Patrick Werner notes, “Neighboring states have demonstrated that bold ideas can be enacted to spur economic growth and stability for our families and businesses. We need free market reforms in the area of taxes, health care, education, & labor to ensure our state prospers now and into the future.”
In April, AFP – MO traveled to 14 cities to meet with free markets supporters on these very issues. “We will continue to promote free market principles in every corner of the state until our elected officials in Jefferson City take action.” said AFP – MO Legislative Director, Rachel Payton.
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Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org