California Committee Approves Bill to End Unchecked Police Surveillance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 28, 2017) –  Yesterday, an important 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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To the Governor: North Carolina Passes Bill to Encourage Use of Gold and Silver as Money

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 28, 2017) – Yesterday, the North Carolina Senate gave final approval to a bill that would exempt the sale and purchase of gold and silver from state sales taxes. Passage into law would encourage their everyday use as money, taking the first step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly.

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North Carolina Committees Pass Bill to Encourage Use of Gold and Silver as Money

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 26, 2017) – Today, a second North Carolina Senate committee passed a bill that would exempt the sale and purchase of gold and silver from state sales taxes, encouraging their everyday use and taking the first step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

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Signed by the Governor: Louisiana Law Helps Encourage Use of Gold and Silver as Money

BATON ROUGE, La. (June 23, 2017) – Yesterday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill into law that exempts the sale and purchase of gold and silver from state sales and use taxes, encouraging their use and taking the first step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

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Signed By the Governor: Louisiana Expands Right to Try Act, Further Rejects Some FDA Restrictions

BATON ROUGE, La. (June 21, 2017) – Last week, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill into law that expands the state’s Right to Try law to include technology designed to help ALS patients with mobility. The new law will set the foundation to nullify in practice a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule that currently denies these patients’ access to this specific technology.

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