Idaho Bill Would Support Sound Money, Undermine Federal Reserve Monopoly

BOISE, Idaho (Feb. 24, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Idaho House would eliminate state capital gains taxes on gold and silver specie, and encourage its use as currency. Final approval of the legislation would help undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. House Majority Leader Mike Moyle introduced House Bill 206 (H206) on…

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Arizona House Unanimously Passes Bill Taking on State, Federal Asset Forfeiture

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Feb. 23, 2017) – Today, the Arizona House voted 60-0 to pass a bill reforming the state’s asset forfeiture laws. The bill also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations.

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Tenth Amendment Center Responds to White House Press Secretary’s Comments About Federal Marijuana Enforcement

Shortly after claiming that Pres. Trump is a “firm believer in states’ rights,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today said it’s likely the Justice Department will try to ramp up federal enforcement efforts against recreational marijuana states.

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New Mexico Senate Unanimously Passes Electronic Communications Privacy Act

SANTA FE, N.M. (Feb. 23, 2017) – Yesterday, the New Mexico Senate unanimously passed a bill known as the Electronic Data Privacy Act. Final passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in New Mexico, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill Setting Stage to End Common Core

CONCORD, N.H. (Feb. 23, 2017) – A New Hampshire bill that would prohibit the state department of education and the state board of education from requiring any school or school district to implement the common core standards passed the Senate today. Adoption of the legislation would represent an opportunity for local communities to nullify the program in the state.

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Montana Bill Would Allow Customers to Opt Out of Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program

HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 23, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Montana legislature would allow customers to opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses. Passage of this bill would allow Montanans to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect.

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