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West Virginia Votes for Worker Freedom and a Strong Economy

Good news came out of the West Virginia legislature this past Thursday, as bills regarding Right-to-Work and repealing the prevailing wage were passed in the House and Senate, respectively. Both of these bills mean that workers will no longer be tethered to barriers to business caused by the state, and the West Virginia economy will be allowed grow free from government inefficiencies.

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Louisiana Needs Budget Reform, Not Tax Repression

In Louisiana, fiscal integrity is going from bad to worse. Already, the state is facing the largest budget deficit in its entire history, at a whopping $700 million this year, and shortfall projections for next year reaching as high as $1.9 billion. However, in a misguided attempt to try to solve this behemoth of a problem, newly-elected Governor John Bel Edwards has proposed a massive package of tax hikes that affect all walks of life, from personal income to industry. What’s worse, if he has his way in imposing these hikes, the state residents could be feeling the brunt of the costs as early as April of this year. Clearly, Edwards isn’t fixing what ails the state.

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IRS Will Pay Legal Fees of Business Owner Whose Money Was Wrongfully Seized

A federal judge has ordered the Internal Revenue Service to pay the legal fees of Lyndon McLellan, a convenience store owner based in Fairmont, North Carolina, whose bank account was wrongfully seized by the powerful tax agency in July 2014. The IRS had previously agreed to drop the attempted forfeiture of the $107,702.66 it stole from McLellan.

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Wisconsin Hates the Muffin Man

It is illegal to sell a muffin to your neighbor in the state of Wisconsin. Cookies, cakes, and breads are all banned too. In fact, selling these items is a crime punishable by up to $1,000 in fines and six months in jail.

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Press Release

Obama’s $10 Per Barrel Tax on Oil Is a Terrible Idea

Following a report that President Obama will propose a $10 per barrel tax on oil to pay for green transportation programs, FreedomWorks Legislative Affairs Manager Josh Withrow commented:

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An Article I Awakening: Congress Moves to Reclaim Its Full Constitutional Authority

Boldly wielding his pen and phone, President Obama has shamelessly used executive power to bypass those pesky Republican majorities in Congress. But these broad powers that he has used (and abused), the executive orders and the overbroad regulations, can in most respects be blamed on decades of Congressional atrophy. Which is why it is so encouraging that reasserting Congress’ constitutional authority has finally become a top-line issue in Washington D.C., with the launch of multiple major projects dedicated to the restoration of the full range of powers in Article I of the U.S. Constitution.

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The Demise of Safe Harbor and Rise of Privacy Shield

On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) ruled the US-EU Safe Harbor agreement invalid. The international agreement permitted companies to transfer digital information across the Atlantic, originating in the European Union (“E.U.”) and traveling to the United States (“U.S.”).

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FreedomWorks' Congressman of the Month - Paul Gosar

Rep. Paul Gosar was first elected to Congress in 2010, to what was then Arizona’s 1st Congressional District. After significant redistricting in the state, he has represented the 4th District since 2013. Gosar is a dentist and a member of the GOP Doctors Caucus, as well as the House Freedom Caucus. In 2015, he scored a 95 percent on the FreedomWorks Congressional Scorecard, marking his third time to qualify for a FreedomFighter Award.

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Key Vote

Key Vote YES on Amendments to the Energy Policy Modernization Act

As one of our over 5.7 million FreedomWorks activists nationwide, I urge you to contact your senators and ask them to vote YES on the following two amendments to the Energy Policy Modernization Act, S. 2012, if they are brought up for a vote. Both of these amendments will be eligible to be included on FreedomWorks’ online congressional scorecard for 2016.

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The Biggest Beneficiary from Zero-Rating: The Developing World

There’s no denying it: we live in a world dominated by technology and the internet. We have witnessed the growth of massive tech companies and have seen how these new industry giants, once thought impossible to exist, drive entire economies to grow. For many people around the world, these innovations may be the difference between upward mobility and abysmal poverty. Despite the importance of expanding the reach of the internet, governments around the world have been pursuing policies that may stifle these amazing developments.

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