To the Governor: Minnesota Passes Bill That Would Help Encourage the Use of Gold and Silver as Money

ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 18, 2018) – On Wednesday, the Minnesota legislature gave final approval to a bill that would exempt the sale of gold and silver bullion coins from state sales and use tax, encouraging their use and taking another step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

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Rhode Island House Passes Right to Try Act to Reject Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (May 16, 2018) – Today, the Rhode Island House passed a bill would nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Rep. Joseph McNamara (D-Warwick) introduced House Bill 7294 (H7294) in January along with four bipartisan co-sponsors. The legislation would allow…

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Oklahoma Governor Vetoes Constitutional Carry Bill

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (May 14, 2018) – Late Friday, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a so-called  “Constitutional Carry” bill that would have made it legal for most Oklahomans to carry a concealed firearm without a license. Passage into law would have also fostered an environment hostile to federal gun control.

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Michigan House Passes Bill to Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture; Federal Loophole Remains

LANSING, Mich. (May 10, 2018) – On Tuesday, the Michigan House passed a bill that would reform asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in most cases. But the legislation leaves a loophole in place allowing police to circumvent stricter state laws by passing cases off to the feds.

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Veto Override: Maine Enacts Bill to Implement Legal Marijuana Sales and Cultivation, Further Nullify Federal Prohibition in Effect

AUGUSTA, Maine (May 8, 2018) – Last week, the Maine House and Senate voted to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill to implement and regulate the state’s adult-use marijuana market. The new law will effectuate a ballot initiative legalizing marijuana and further nullify federal cannabis prohibition in effect.

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