In Mississippi yesterday, the Senate Judiciary A committee killed HB490 without a recorded or public vote. The bill would have banned the state from participating in Agenda 21 or implementing it, and the House passed it last month 79-36. Inside sources tell us that Republican leadership in the Senate didn’t want the bill to get to the Governor’s desk, so they quietly killed it in Committee before the Senate could even vote on it.

This shouldn’t be news: If you want more liberty, Republicans aren’t your friends. That counts for both federal and state politicians. At best, they’re chess pieces that you can work to push in a direction that they see as popular.

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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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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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Arizona Action Alert: Monday Votes on Three Important Bills

MONDAY in Arizona: The House Rules Committee is voting on 3 important bills.  Your calls and emails over the weekend will help make a difference!

**Ask all rules members for a YES vote on HB2643, HB2368, and HCR2037. Contact info here: http://www.azleg.gov/CommitteeInfo.asp?Committee_ID=30&Legislature=52&Session_ID=114

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To the Governor’s Desk: Virginia Legislation to Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

RICHMOND, Feb. 27, 2015 – Today, the Virginia General Assembly gave final approval to legislation that would put strict limitations on the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state. Should the Governor sign into law, it would put significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program relying on states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.

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