Mississippi Republican Leadership Helps Status Quo, Rejects Bills to Withdraw from Common Core

JACKSON, Miss. (March 4, 2016) – This year, several bills were introduced in the Mississippi legislature that would have rejected the Common Core education standards and replaced them with local and state alternatives. Unfortunately, they were killed by Republican House and Senate leadership without receiving so much as a vote or even a committee hearing.

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Virginia Republican House Leadership Chooses Federal Supremacy; Kills Legislation to Block Federal Gun Control

Leadership in the Virginia House of Delegates took an ax to legislation that would have defended Americans’ gun rights against unlawful federal intrusion, killing three bills to support the Second Amendment without so much as a vote.

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Rhode Island Bill would Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use, Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Mar. 2, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Rhode Island House would legalize marijuana for recreational use. Passage would not only legalize marijuana in the Ocean State, but would also take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in the state.

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Opportunity Lost: New Mexico Rejects Bill to Legalize Marijuana, Nullify Unconstitutional Federal Prohibition

SANTA FE, New Mexico (Feb. 22, 2016) – The New Mexico Senate killed an important measure to legalize marijuana this week, squandering an opportunity to nullify federal prohibition in effect. Instead, New Mexico will help maintain the unconstitutional status quo.

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Connecticut Bill would Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use, Nullify Federal Prohibition in Practice

HARTFORD, Conn. (Feb. 18, 2015) – A bill introduced in the Connecticut House would legalize marijuana for recreational use. Passage would not only legalize marijuana in the Constitution State, but would also take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in the state.

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An Indiana Massacre: 12 Nullification Bills Killed by Republican Leadership, 11 Without a Hearing!

Indiana State House and Senate leadership was remarkably effective at protecting the status quo this year. They killed 11 bills that would have blocked unconstitutional power without so much as a debate or a vote, and gutted another promising bill by changing its intent to something completely different than originally introduced.

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