CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Mar. 28, 2016) – Wyoming’s Republican state House and Senate leadership soundly protected the status quo by killing six bills that would have blocked the federal enforcement of unconstitutional policies.Details
PIERRE, S.D. (March 28, 2016) – South Dakota State House and Senate leadership maintained the unconstitutional status quo. It killed five bills that would have blocked the federal enforcement of unconstitutional policies, squandering several golden opportunities for common sense reform in the Mount Rushmore State.
The rundown of key legislation that failed in South Dakota this year is as follows:Details
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Mar. 25, 2016) – Maryland House and Senate committees killed two bills that would have set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. That leaves these gravely ill Marylanders with little hope of receiving what could have been life-saving treatments.Details
DENVER, Colo. (Mar. 24, 2016) – A Senate committee killed a Colorado bill that would have taken a small, but important, first step in setting the foundation to reject some federal EPA rules and regulations in practice.Details
ATLANTA, Ga. (March 24, 2016) – Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal needs a lesson on the 10th Amendment after releasing a statement last week saying that any new laws allowing marijuana for medical use must come from the federal level, not the state.Details
New Mexico Legislature Maintains Status Quo: Enables Illegal Spying, Drug Prohibition, Other Federal Programs
SANTA FE, N.M. (March 24, 2016) – New Mexico State House and Senate leadership helped maintain the status quo, failing to take action against unconstitutional spying and the failed drug war in 2016. It killed four bills that would have hampered the federal enforcement of these unconstitutional policies, with several legislative acts not even receiving a vote in their respective chambers.
A rundown of key legislation that failed in New Mexico this year is as follows:Details
Pennsylvania House Votes 149-43 to Legalize Medical Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition
HARRISBURG, Penn. (Mar. 21, 2016) – The Pennsylvania House has passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state. If ultimately signed into law, it would take another step toward nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on on cannabis in effect.Details
CHARLESTON, Wv. (Mar. 21, 2015) – A bill introduced in the West Virginia House to withdraw the state from Common Core standards passed a State vote. Having previously passed in the House, it is slated for the Governor’s desk. However, alterations were made during the process that could impact the effect of the bill.Details
Massachusetts Bill to Terminate Common Core Standards Stalls in Committee, May be Decided by Voters in November
BOSTON, Mass. (Mar. 18, 2015) – A Massachusetts House bill to terminate Common Core educational standards, an important step toward nullifying nationalized education in the state, has stalled in committee and will likely need more signatures to appear on the ballot in November.Details
BATON ROUGE, Lou. (Mar. 11, 2015) – A bill introduced in the Louisiana Senate would withdraw the state from Common Core standards and restore local control, an important step toward nullifying nationalized education in the state.Details