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Heritage: Most New Spending Since 2001 Unrelated to the War on Terrorism
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Heritage: Most New Spending Since 2001 Unrelated to the War on Terrorism

Executive Summary Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans called on Washington to spend the resources necessary to fight terrorists abroad, protect the homeland, and rebuild New York City. Total federal spending has grown 16 percent since 2001. However, only 45 percent of all new federal spending since 2001 has been related to defense and the 9/11 attacks. The remaining 55 percent was spent on programs unrelated to the war on terrorism.

12/12/2003
Florida: Respect Property Rights in Brevard County
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Florida: Respect Property Rights in Brevard County

Right now, the Brevard County Commission is reviewing a SEA (Save Endangered Areas) Ordinance, legislation that would effectively tell property owners what they can and cannot do with their own property. Does Brevard County Respect Your Property Rights???

12/12/2003
Washington's Fiscal Fiasco
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Washington's Fiscal Fiasco

This just in from Washington, federal spending is out of control and budget deficits, once a dirty word in Washington, have come roaring back into fashion. Red ink is spilling out of the nation’s capital at an unprecedented rate and both Congress and the White House are to blame. Fiscal discipline has all but disappeared as real spending by the federal government has increased by $404 billion since 1998 and the federal government spends $21,000 per household, an increase from $16,000 in 1998. While tax relief has been a welcome sign, President Bush and Congress have forgotten the limited government envisioned by our Founding Fathers must be achieved through both low taxes and limited spending.

12/12/2003
Sides gear up for tax-increase vote
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Sides gear up for tax-increase vote

BY PETER WONG

Gov. Ted Kulongoski said Thursday that he will speak out for the budget-balancing tax increases that the Legislature approved to support schools and state services. He also said he won’t go it alone in the coming campaign. “Everybody knows this is not going to be won or lost on one single individual,” Kulongoski said on the day that advocates in the Our Oregon Coalition began their campaign in favor of Measure 30.

12/12/2003
Max Pappas: Medicare Radio Interview in St. Louis
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Max Pappas: Medicare Radio Interview in St. Louis

I just finished a forty minute interview on WGNU-St. Louis, DriveTime Live with Susan Smith-Harmon and Nick Kasoff. We talked about the Medicare bill and they gave me plenty of opportunities to talk about the need to bring market forces to bear on the provision of health care. There were several phone calls.

12/12/2003
South Florida: CSE Debates Tort Reform
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South Florida: CSE Debates Tort Reform

John Hallman, representing CSE, participated in a debate called Point/ Counterpoint at the Palm Beach Community College on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd. The issue was Tort Reform and the opposing side was represented by Lance Block of Searcy, Denney, et al. in West Palm Beach, a well-known firm of trial lawyers. Lance Block is also the past president of the Florida Association of Trial Lawyers. There were approximately 75 people in attendance, most concerned with the state of the healthcare system.

12/11/2003
South Florida: CSE Debates Tort Reform
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South Florida: CSE Debates Tort Reform

John Hallman, representing CSE, participated in a debate called Point/ Counterpoint at the Palm Beach Community College on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd. The issue was Tort Reform and the opposing side was represented by Lance Block of Searcy, Denney, et al. in West Palm Beach, a well-known firm of trial lawyers. Lance Block is also the past president of the Florida Association of Trial Lawyers. There were approximately 75 people in attendance, most concerned with the state of the healthcare system.

12/11/2003
Tax foes collect $610,000 for measure
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Tax foes collect $610,000 for measure

BY Steve Law

Tapping a broad range of in-state donors, critics of the state Legislature’s $1.2 billion tax increase raised $610,000 to gather signatures and put the measure on the Feb. 3 ballot. Campaign-finance reports filed Wednesday show that anti-tax forces collected more than 1,400 small donations of $50 or more. Campaign leader Russ Walker said he also collected several checks of more than $50,000 from wealthy business owners.

12/11/2003
Group spends $576,000 on signature campaign
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Group spends $576,000 on signature campaign

SALEM -- The signature-gathering drive that put the Legislature's $800 million tax increase on the Feb. 3 ballot spent $576,000, according to a campaign finance report filed Wednesday. Most of the Taxpayer Defense Fund's spending was for postage and printing, said Russ Walker, the Northwest director for Citizens for a Sound Economy and leader of the referendum drive.

12/11/2003
Businesses back tax hike opponents
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Businesses back tax hike opponents

BY Brad Cain

SALEM - Opponents of the Legislature's tax hike raised $600,000 for their effort to force the issue to a statewide vote, and the leader of the drive says another $1 million may be raised for the coming campaign to persuade voters to reject the tax. Last week, state elections officials said opponents had collected enough signatures to force a Feb. 3 election on the tax plan, which includes a temporary surcharge on personal income taxes and permanent increases in some business taxes.

12/11/2003

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