Signed by the Governor: North Carolina Law Removes Roadblock to the Use of Gold and Silver as Money

RALEIGH, N.C. (July 26, 2017) – Yesterday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill into law exempting the sale and purchase of gold and silver from state sales taxes. The new law will remove an important roadblock in the way of their everyday use as money, taking the first step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly.

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Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

HARRISBURG, Pa. (July 24, 2017) –  A bill introduced in the Pennsylvania House would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Pennsylvania, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Signed by the Governor: New Hampshire Law Allows Local Common Core Opt Out

CONCORD, N.H. (July 21, 2017) – On Tuesday, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill into law that prohibits the state department of education and the state board of education from requiring any school or school district to implement Common Core standards. This represents an opportunity for local communities to opt out of Common Core and nullify the program in practice.

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California Committee Advances Bill to End Unchecked Police Surveillance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 14, 2017) –  Earlier this week, a second California Assembly committee passed a bill that would require all law enforcement agencies in the state to get local government approval before acquiring or using surveillance technology. Passage of the bill would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national surveillance state.

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New Hampshire Law Bans Warrantless Stingray Spying

CONCORD, N.H. (July 13, 2017) – Earlier this week, a bill that bans the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations became law without the governor’s signature. The new statute not only protects privacy in New Hampshire, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Signed by the Governor: Maine Law Gives Local Government Control Over Food Regulations, Will Hinder FDA

AUGUSTA, Maine (July 6, 2017) – Last month, Maine Gov. Paul LePage signed a bill into law that gives local governments the authority to enact ordinances regulating local food distribution without state interference. The new law not only takes a big step forward for food sovereignty and local control by limiting state regulation, it will also create an environment hostile to federal regulations and potentially nullify some FDA edicts in effect.

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