Virginia Subcommittee Passes Bill that Would Help Support Sound Money

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 20, 2017) – A Virginia bill that would remove sales taxes from some purchases of gold and silver passed an important House subcommittee Wednesday. The legislation would take an important first step toward encouraging its regular use as currency and breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

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Washington Bill Would Legalize Home Cultivation of Marijuana, Further Nullify Federal Prohibition

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 20, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Washington state House would legalize cultivation of marijuana in a place of residence. Passage would build upon the already-existing legalization of marijuana in the Evergreen State, and further the nullification of federal drug policy.

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Washington Bill Would Help Block Indefinite Detention in the State

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 20, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Washington state Senate would prohibit the state from assisting the federal government with indefinite detention without due process under provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) or any other federal acts purporting to authorize such powers.

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New York Bill Would Help Protect Privacy, Thwart Some Federal Surveillance

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 20, 2017) – A New York electronic data protection bill would end warrantless collection of cell phone data and ban the use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in New York, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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