PHOENIX, Ariz. (July 11, 2016) – The Arizona State House and Senate leadership soundly rejected the principles of the Founding Fathers during the 2016 legislative session. They protected the Washington D.C. status quo by killing 18 bills that would have blocked the federal enforcement of various unconstitutional programs. To make matters worse, most of the legislative acts did not even receive a vote in their respective chambers.Details
Being the TAC started in 2006 – the height of Bush/Republican power – we’re quite familiar with how mainstream republicans and other party hacks cared little about the constitution when their team was in charge. Most of that went away when Obama and the Democrats rolled into town.Details
Once again, the New York Times has published an editorial attacking constitutional principles. This time, it calls for the virtual dissolution of the Republic.
The reasoning behind this assertion? That the government is too small.Details
AUGUSTA, Maine (Apr. 14, 2016) – The Maine House failed to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill that would have removed the state from standardized testing related to Common Core. But efforts elsewhere show a path forward even despite the veto.Details
CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Apr. 13, 2015) – West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill to remove the state from any standardized testing related to Common Core. But efforts elsewhere show a path forward even without a veto override.Details
Today, we received an email inquiry about nullification from someone who is part of the national team at Convention of States Project. I thought this was interesting because no organization has been more disparaging of nullification efforts than CoS. Well, maybe ThinkProgress. But it’s close. In case you’re also interested in this communication, here is the full…Details
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mar. 30, 2016) – Tennessee Lawmakers killed an important medical marijuana bill in 2016, effectively maintaining the unconstitutional status quo of federal prohibition in the state.Details
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Mar. 28, 2016) – Wyoming’s Republican state House and Senate leadership soundly protected the status quo by killing six bills that would have blocked the federal enforcement of unconstitutional policies.Details
PIERRE, S.D. (March 28, 2016) – South Dakota State House and Senate leadership maintained the unconstitutional status quo. It killed five bills that would have blocked the federal enforcement of unconstitutional policies, squandering several golden opportunities for common sense reform in the Mount Rushmore State.
The rundown of key legislation that failed in South Dakota this year is as follows:Details
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Mar. 25, 2016) – Maryland House and Senate committees killed two bills that would have set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. That leaves these gravely ill Marylanders with little hope of receiving what could have been life-saving treatments.Details