Utah Bill Would Set Stage For State Gold and Silver Depository, Further Encourage Use of Metals as Money

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Feb. 1, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Utah legislature would build on the state’s Legal Tender Act, creating a foundation for further action to encourage the use of gold and silver as money, and take another step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

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Missouri Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Some Commercial Hemp Farming, Despite Federal Ban

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Jan. 31, 2017) – Today, a Missouri House committee passed a bill that would remove industrial hemp from the state’s list of controlled substances and create a program for the licensing and regulation of hemp growers and handlers. Passage into law would set the foundation to nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same, in practice.

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Montana House Passes Bill to Authorize Firearms on Post Office Property in Defiance of Unconstitutional Federal Restrictions

HELENA, Mont. (Jan. 31, 2017) – Today, the Montana House passed a bill that would authorize a person to carry a handgun on U.S. Postal Service property in the state and set the foundation to nullify in effect an unconstitutional federal firearms regulation.

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

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 30, 2017) – A bill introduced in the New York Assembly would allow customers to opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses. Passage of this bill would allow New Yorkers to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect.

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