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Indiana Lawmaker Proposes Curtailing Government ‘Policing for Profit’

Judy Allen, The Indiana General Assembly is considering reforming its laws permitting governments to take ownership of people’s cash and property without first proving they were used in the commission of a crime.   In January, state Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville) introduced Senate Bill 8, which would require a criminal conviction before governments could use

Of Flatulence and Government

Colin McNickle, California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a measure that would require Golden State farmers to reduce cow flatulence, among other “emissions,” by 40 percent (below 2013 levels) by 2030. That, despite, as some farm groups have noted, the government’s admission that there’s currently no known way to achieve such a goal.

2016 insiders talk a big game but their records in Congress are thin

Barnini Chakraborty, If there’s one thing voters have made clear this presidential primary season is that they’ve lost patience with “Inside the Beltway” politics — and a look at the legislative records of this year’s Republican and Democratic presidential “insider” candidates might at least partially explain why. Nearly every contender in the 2016 race for

West Virginia Governor Moo-ves on Lawmaker’s Raw Milk Bill

Dustin Siggins,  West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) signed a bill legalizing the consumption of raw milk, opening up a way for consumers to avoid the state’s economic restrictions on sales between farmers and foodies. Lawmakers passed Senate Bill 387 in February, and Tomblin signed it into law in March. State agriculture laws still

Wrong-Headed EPA Regulations Cannot Be Allowed to Stand

Mike Turner  The bureaucratic hammer of the Obama administration has struck again with this week’s new EPA regulations. They require coal-powered plants to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent from their 2005 levels by the year 2030. Even The New York Times conceded such a step is “unprecedented” in the annals of our regulatory history

Another Pro-Gun VICTORY: Idaho Passes New Legislation

Idaho has been exerting its sovereignty lately and deciding what is best for their state.  They recently passed a law nullifying all future federal gun control measures, and have sought to nullify all EPA regulations within their state. Now, they have passed a law allowing concealed firearms on college campuses by law-abiding citizens.  A witness

VICTORY: West Virginia Passes Major Pro-Gun Legislation

West Virgina’s governor just signed into law a bill restoring gun law uniformity across the state and protections to the citizens right to keep and bear arms. They join states like Arizona, Georgia, Indiana and South Carolina that are relaxing their gun laws and expanding upon the rights of gun owners. They also align with

Scott Walker Signs $500 Million Tax Cut Bill – For a Total of $2 Billion in Cuts

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R.) signed legislation on Monday that will cut taxes by $504 million over the next two years. The bill reduces both income and property tax rates in Wisconsin, according to Americans for Tax Reform. SB 1 represents the third significant piece of tax relief enacted by the Walker administration, bringing the

Jan Brewer: Arizona governor to speak on state’s religious-freedom law

 Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was expected to break her silence Wednesday evening about a bill to add protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays, a proposal that has focused national attention on the state as business groups, gay rights supporters and even many fellow Republicans urged her to use

Arizona Senate Approves Bill to Allow Businesses to Refuse to Serve Gays and Lesbians

AlterNet  The Arizona Senate this week passed a Republican-backed bill that would allow people and businesses to refuse to serve homosexuals, for religious reasons. Democrats and civil rights groups, including the ACLU, said Senate Bill 1062 would hurt Arizona’s economy by, for instance, causing groups to cancel conventions and hold them elsewhere.   Sponsor Steve