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New York Rallies Against Common Core

New York is a deep blue state but having a liberal voter base is not translating into automatic support for Common Core.

09/03/2014
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The Long Arm of the Law: Government Demands Access to Microsoft’s Servers in Ireland

In a troubling expansion of government snooping, a New York judge ruled Thursday that Microsoft has to open its servers to federal investigators. What’s concerning in this case is that the servers in question are not on U.S. soil—they are located in Ireland. In pursuit of information from Microsoft, the federal government pulled Microsoft into court to argue over the government's power to act through a warrant to access information stored on the company’s overseas servers.

08/01/2014
"Texas Reigns as the Business Empire State"
"Actions define Texas as the clear cut leader in economic policies, making them the true Empire State of business."
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Texas Reigns as the Business Empire State

Last week, Texas Governor Rick Perry challenged New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to a friendly debate over economic policies. Perry issued the challenge during a trip to the Empire state in which he was to meet business owners, trying to convince them to move their operations to Texas. Cuomo, when given a chance to defend against Perry's statements that business men and women in New York are "taxed too much" and that "the regulatory climate is too onerous," declined. Cuomo simply stated, "I don't think so."

05/01/2014
In DC and New York, Politicians Try to Score Cheap Points at the Expense of Charter Schools
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In DC and New York, Politicians Try to Score Cheap Points at the Expense of Charter Schools

Charter schools are being hit once again this week, and people are fighting back. Earlier this week, as many as 17,000 thousands advocates for charter schools gathered in New York City, after a successful such gathering last year drew thousands more public school parents.

10/10/2013
Charter Schools Up for a Fight in New York City
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Charter Schools Up for a Fight in New York City

Choice creates competition, and competition will lead to public schools losing their monopolies on young minds.  This of course is a very good thing, as it means better educations for every American child.

08/27/2013
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NY Soda Ban Gets The Shaft...Errrr...Straw

Months ago, New York's Mayor Bloomberg put into action a Very Serious Plan designed to subvert New York City's life-draining, obesity-encouraging, self-immolating commitment to drinking soda out of containers designed to hold more than 16 ounces of liquid. As of yesterday, the city had its health department trained and ready to perform surprise sting operations on unsuspecting food service establishments across Manhattan as they began their nanny-state crackdown on New York's most pressing danger: dastardly sugary beverages.

03/11/2013
Get Out the Vote in NY 23
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Get Out the Vote in NY 23

FreedomWorks is heading up to NY for the final push in district 23.  Our candidate side-by-sides might be a tad out of date now, but the issues at stake haven't changed.  If you'd like to help us do some GOTV activities and issue education - meet us for breakfast at the Carriage House Restaurant (attached to the Best Western) at 300 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601 at 9 am.  Questions, comments, and concerns can be directed to Nan at nswift@freedomworks.org.  

10/31/2009
More Activists Face Down MoveOn.org and ACORN
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More Activists Face Down MoveOn.org and ACORN

The ACORN and MoveOn.org comrades weren't just out in force in Greensboro last week, they also took to the streets outside Congressional district offices in other cities where FreedomWorks activists and allies were there to meet them with the truth about their government-run healthcare dreams.

07/13/2009
Help Kill the New York Soda Tax
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Help Kill the New York Soda Tax

Like something out of a horror film, the New York soda tax that won’t die is once again rearing its ugly head.  It looks like Albany lawmakers are trying to take a few pages from the Obama-Pelosi-Reid playbook to pay for their pet projects with so-called “sin taxes.”  Or maybe it was Governor Patterson’s earlier plan that inspired the federal soda tax plan?  Well, no matter who started it – it’s a bad plan.Take Action and tell your elected officials they can’t nickel and dime New York taxpayers this way.Instead of doing the right thing by cutting spending, state lawmakers have proposed this new tax on non-diet soda to fund property tax relief.  What soda has to do with property taxes remains to be seen, but this is a prime example of government efforts to redistribute money and subsidize one favored program or group on the backs of others.  Governor Paterson and other state legislators have acknowledged that New York state, like many others across the country, is facing a massive budget deficit.  To most households that would mean cutting back, tightening some belts, and spending less.  That’s why it’s hard to understand why Paterson has proposed a budget with $1.4 billion in new spending!  Cash-strapped taxpayers can’t keep footing the bill.With ever increasing tax hikes on the horizon, many are already fleeing the state.  That doesn’t bode well for New York’s future.  Soon a smaller and smaller group of people will be asked to cough up more and more for the projects state leaders aren’t willing to let go of.  This is clearly an unsustainable course.Please take action and urge your lawmakers to oppose this soda tax hike once and for all.  Tax hikes stand in the way of New York’s prosperity and only continue to feed the growth of government.  Now is the time to cut spending, waste, and the regulations that stand in the way of long-term growth.

05/21/2009
As California Goes, So Goes New York
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As California Goes, So Goes New York

... Aaaand probably the federal government.Over at the Atlantic, Megan McArdle takes on the question "Is California too big to fail?" Short answer?  Nope.

05/20/2009

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