New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill Setting Stage to End Common Core

CONCORD, N.H. (Feb. 23, 2017) – A New Hampshire bill that would prohibit the state department of education and the state board of education from requiring any school or school district to implement the common core standards passed the Senate today. Adoption of the legislation would represent an opportunity for local communities to nullify the program in the state.

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Montana Bill Would Allow Customers to Opt Out of Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program

HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 23, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Montana legislature would allow customers to opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses. Passage of this bill would allow Montanans to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect.

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North Dakota House Passes Bill Taking on Asset Forfeiture and Closing Federal Loophole

BISMARCK, N.D. (Feb. 22, 2017) – A North Dakota bill that would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction in most situations passed the House yesterday. The legislation also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds.

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Permission not Required: New Hampshire Governor Signs “Constitutional Carry” Into Law

CONCORD, N.H. (Feb 22, 2017) –  Today, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a “Constitutional Carry” bill into law making it legal to carry a concealed handgun in the state without a permit. The new law will also help foster an environment hostile to federal gun control in New Hampshire.

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