Michigan Senate Committee Passes Bill to End Common Core After Child’s Compelling Testimony

LANSING, Mich. (Apr. 27, 2016) – Yesterday, an important Michigan Senate committee passed a bill to withdraw the state from Common Core standards after compelling testimony by a 7-year-old boy. Passage of the legislation would take an important step toward nullifying nationalized education in the state.

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Louisiana House Unanimously Passes Bill to Limit Stingray Use; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

BATON ROUGE, La. (April 26, 2016) – Today, the Louisiana House unanimously passed a bill that would require a court order for the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in the state, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Second California Assembly Committee Passes Bill Taking on Drone Surveillance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 26, 2016) – A California bill that would restrict warrantless drone surveillance by state and local law enforcement unanimously passed a second Assembly committee last week. If ultimately signed into law, the legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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Louisiana House Committee Passes Bill to Limit Stingray Use; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

BATON ROUGE, La. (April 22, 2016) – This week, a Louisiana House committee unanimously passed a bill that would require a court order for the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in the state, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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New Hampshire Senate Committee Passes Bill Taking on Drone Spying; Would Also Hinder Some Federal Surveillance

CONCORD, N.H. (April 22, 2016) – on Wednesday, a New Hampshire Senate committee  passed a bill that would restrict the warrantless or weaponized use of drones by state and local law enforcement.  The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, they would also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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Alabama House Committee Passes Bill Eliminating Government Marriage Licensing

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Apr. 21, 2016) – On Wednesday, an important House committee passed a bill that would abolish marriage licenses in Alabama and effectively nullify both sides of the contentious debate on same-sex marriage. If passed into law, the bill would essentially remove the state from the business of marriage.

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