Republican-Dominated South Dakota Legislature Fails Constitution, Maintains Status Quo

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:


Maryland Legislators Kill Right to Try Bills; Leave Terminally-Ill Patients Without Options

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.


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:


To the Governor’s Desk: West Virginia Passes Bill to End Common Core; Potential Loopholes Remain

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.


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.