Arizona House Committee Passes Measure to Effectively Nullify Unilateral EPA Rules over Intrastate Waters

PHOENIX, Mar. 2, 2015 – Today, an Arizona state House Committee approved a measure that would require the state to block unilateral EPA agency rules over “nonnavigable intrastate waters or waterways,” an action that would make them nearly impossible to enforce.

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Arizona House Committee Votes 5-2 to Pass Bill to Block Obamacare Enforcement

PHOENIX (Mar. 2, 2015) – Today, an important Arizona House Committee approved a bill that would create significant roadblocks for implementation of the Affordable Care Act, leaving the federal program without an enforcement mechanism in the state should it pass. Introduced State Reps. Justin Olson and Rep. Vince Leach, House Bill 2643 (HB2643) would prohibit the…

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Tennessee Action Alert: Help Stop Federal Militarization of Police, Support SB39 and HB1191

Tennessee SB39 and HB1191 would ban the owning or use of specified military equipment in the state, effectively blocking the Pentagon 1033 program that has been militarizing local police. SB39 is in the Senate Judiciary Committee, and HB1191 is in the House State Government Subcommittee where they’ll need to pass before the bills can receive full votes in their respective chambers.

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To the Governor’s Desk: Utah “Right to Try” Would Effectively Nullify Some FDA Restrictions on the Terminally-Ill

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Mar. 3, 2015) – Today, the Utah state House gave final approval to a bill that would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent treatments from being used by terminally ill patients. The vote was 69-3 and the bill now moves to Gov. Herbert’s desk for a signature.

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Maine Bill Takes On NSA Spying with Transpartisan Support

AUGUSTA, Maine (March 2, 2015) – A bill filed in the Maine Senate late last week represents a transpartisan effort taking on the surveillance state. The legislation would not only support efforts to turn off NSA’s water in states where a physical NSA facility is located, but would also have immediate practical effects on how surveillance is used in some situations.

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Illinois Action Alert: Help Stop License Plate Tracking, Support SB1351 and SB1753

Illinois SB1351 and SB1753 would put strict warrant restrictions on ALPRs and help block a national license plate tracking program. The bills were referred to the Senate Assignments Committee where they must pass through successfully before they can receive full votes in the state senate. Take the following steps to support these important bills.

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