California Committee Approves Bill to End Unchecked Police Surveillance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 28, 2017) –  Yesterday, an important California Assembly committee passed a bill that would require all law enforcement agencies in the state to get local government approval before acquiring or using surveillance technology. Passage of the bill would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national surveillance state.

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To the Governor: North Carolina Passes Bill to Encourage Use of Gold and Silver as Money

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 28, 2017) – Yesterday, the North Carolina Senate gave final approval to a bill that would exempt the sale and purchase of gold and silver from state sales taxes. Passage into law would encourage their everyday use as money, taking the first step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly.