Mississippi Bills Would Stop Common Core Implementation

JACKSON, Miss. (Jan. 6, 2017) – Two bills introduced in the Mississippi legislature would halt implementation of Common Core and require legislative approval for all future education standards. Passage of the legislation would take an important step toward nullifying the nationalized education program in the state.

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New Hampshire Bill Would Authorize the Use of Drugs Not Approved By the FDA

CONCORD, N.H. (Jan. 6, 2016) – A bill introduced in the New Hampshire legislature would authorize heathcare facilities and physicians in the state to dispense medication, and use equipment and therapies not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, setting the foundation to nullify in practice some FDA regulations.

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Montana Bill Takes on Warrantless Electronic Data Collection; Would Hinder a Federal Surveillance Program

HELENA, Mont. (Jan. 5, 2017) – A Montana bill would require police to get a warrant in order to obtain electronic communication information from providers in most cases. Passage of the legislation would not only increase privacy protections in the state, it would also hinder one practical aspect of federal surveillance programs.

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Signed as Law: Ohio Takes on Asset Forfeiture, Closes Federal Loophole in Most Situations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan. 5, 2016) – On Wednesday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a bill that reforms asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without criminal charges in many cases. The new law also takes on federal forfeiture programs by banning prosecutors from circumventing state laws by passing cases off to the feds in most situations.

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Indiana Bill Takes on “Policing for Profit” via Asset Forfeiture, Closes Federal Loophole

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 3, 2017) – A bill filed in the Indiana Senate would reform the state’s asset forfeiture laws to prohibit the state from taking property without a criminal conviction. 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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New Law: Oregon Takes Step Toward Limiting Drone Surveillance

SALEM, Ore. (Jan. 3, 2017) – On Sunday, an Oregon law went into effect that bans the use of weaponized drones and takes the first step toward limiting data collected by drone surveillance under the current law. The legislation not only establishes important privacy protections at the state level, it will also help thwart the federal surveillance state..

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