This morning, the Brady Center filed suit to block the new Kansas 2nd Amendment Protection Act – a bill that we worked tirelessly to support until it was signed into law last year.Details
In predictable fashion, the black robed oligarchs known as the United States Supreme Court will not hear New Jersey’s appeal of the federal ban on sports betting. The decision by the Supreme Court last month not to hear the case essentially lets past appeals court decisions stand. The state legislature has already taken actions to bypass the courts and move forward with legalizing sports betting anyway.Details
AB1327, a bill that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by government officials within the state of California, was introduced on Feb. 22 by Assemblyman Jeff Gorrell (R-44). It passed in the state assembly by a 63-6 vote. It has since been moved to the Senate Appropriations Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before the full state senate can have chance to concur with the assembly’s decision.Details
SACRAMENTO, June 24, 2014 – Citing the 10th Amendment and support from the Tenth Amendment Center (TAC), the California Assembly Public Safety Committee voted unanimously to approve a bipartisan bill which creates a mechanism to turn off all material support and assistance, including water and electricity resources, from California to federal mass surveillance programs. The vote was 5-0.Details
For those who say I’m only one person or my one vote doesn’t matter what can I do?
You can, if nothing else, make phone call as we asked (Bill to STOP Common Core in Jeopardy) and those that did made all the difference.
When on June 19, 2014 the Education Committee Chairman stood to introduce SB812, he mentioned the 350+ calls his office received opposing the bill that would do little to remove Common Core other than, change the name.
As we reported (North Carolina House Passes Bill to Withdraw from Common Core) about the passage of the much stronger bill HB1061 on June 4th we told you the SB812 would be heard in committee and that it needed to be stopped.
In a move, that I hope will not backfire on the committee and HB1061 the committee had prepared anDetails
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In August, Missouri voters will have an opportunity to reject significant parts of mass surveillance programs by both the state and federal governments. Introduced by Sen. Rob Schaaf, Senate Joint Resolution 27 (SJR27) passed the legislature last month with just a handful of dissenting votes. Because it is a proposal for…Details
ALBANY, NY – The New York state legislature has passed a bill to partially nullify the federal ban on marijuana. With Gov. Cuomo signaling that he will sign the bill, New York will become the 23rd state to enact such a measure.Details
“The operation of measures thus unconstitutional and illegal ought to be prevented by a resort to other measures which are both constitutional and legal. It will be the solemn duty of the State governments to protect their own authority over their own militia, and to interpose between their citizens and arbitrary power. These are among…Details
In California, an important bill (SB828) would create a mechanism to turn off all material support and assistance, including water and electricity resources, to the NSA from the state of California. It passed in the state senate by a 29-1 margin, and is now in the Assembly Committee on Public Safety. It will need to pass through that committee by a majority before the full Assemplby can vote on the bill and send it to the Governor’s desk.Details
Legislators in Colorado, Louisiana and Missouri recently approved “Right to Try” legislation, and Arizona voters will vote on the measure this November. Under a doctor’s supervision, people would be given the chance to try promising experimental drugs before they’re given final FDA approval.Details