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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Oklahoma House Committee Passes Bill to Review and Reject Unconstitutional Federal Acts

OKLAHOMA CITY (Mar. 3, 2015) – An Oklahoma House committee last week passed a bill that would prohibit the state from helping the federal government implement and/or enforce any federal action that “exceeds the authority of Congress granted in Section 8 of Article I of the Constitution of the United States.”

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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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Tennessee Action Alert: Help Stop Federal Militarization of Police, Support SB39 and HB1191

Tennessee SB39 and HB1191 would ban the owning or use of specified military equipment in the state, effectively blocking the Pentagon 1033 program that has been militarizing local police. SB39 is in the Senate Judiciary Committee, and HB1191 is in the House State Government Subcommittee where they’ll need to pass before the bills can receive full votes in their respective chambers.

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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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