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A Billion Dollar Tax Increase is the Wrong Action at the Wrong Time
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A Billion Dollar Tax Increase is the Wrong Action at the Wrong Time

When the state legislature passed the new state budget, some legislators disregarded the economic realities in North Carolina -- the citizens of this state cannot afford this massive $1 billion tax increase. North Carolinians are facing some of the toughest economic times in our state’s history. Layoffs are staggering, bankruptcies have increased dramatically, and we are suffering through a national crisis. The legislators that voted for this $1 billion tax increase have now added to our economic decline.

09/21/2001
Lobbying Group Vows to Set Aside Priorities to Back Bush Wartime Plans
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Lobbying Group Vows to Set Aside Priorities to Back Bush Wartime Plans

BY Susan Crabtree

A number of K Street giants have agreed to set aside individual legislative wish lists and rally around President Bush and what he determines the fall agenda should be. "Our agenda is whatever the President believes is necessary for the country, and we will be supportive of that," said Dan Danner, senior vice president of public affairs for the National Federation of Independent Businesses. "This is not the time for individual groups to be concerned about their own specific tax item or specific agenda."

09/20/2001
Time is Now for Economic Action, Says Citizens for a Sound Economy
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Time is Now for Economic Action, Says Citizens for a Sound Economy

In the wake of terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, there is growing concern over the health of our nation's economy. The stock markets have fallen sharply since the attacks, layoffs are increasing, and confidence in the economy seems to be waning. Paul Beckner, President of Citizens for a Sound Economy, issued the following statement regarding the health of our economy and actions that should be taken to strengthen it:

09/20/2001
Administration Trade Policy Against Canada Significantly Harms Manufactured Housing Buyers According to ACAH
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Administration Trade Policy Against Canada Significantly Harms Manufactured Housing Buyers According to ACAH

Administration Trade Policy Against Canada Significantly Harms Manufactured Housing Buyers According to ACAH

09/19/2001
Transit sales tax pushing ahead
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Transit sales tax pushing ahead

BY Janet Burkitt

Voters last night were approving Snohomish County's proposed sales-tax increase for expanded transit service. If Proposition 1 passes, it will increase the county's sales tax by 3 cents on every $10 purchase, enabling Community Transit (CT) to restore service it eliminated last year after the passage of Initiative 695. I-695, which led to a cut in auto-license fees to a flat $30 per vehicle, cost CT more than $18 million per year, or about 30 percent of its operating budget.

09/19/2001
Texas CSE Members Testify Against Textbooks with Anti-Freedom Message
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Texas CSE Members Testify Against Textbooks with Anti-Freedom Message

Austin – Textbooks proposed for adoption in Texas are little more than science fiction to promote an activist environmental agenda witnesses told the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) at a hearing in Austin September 6. More than 65 Texas Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) activists showed up to express their opposition to these books. The hearing was followed by a press conference covered my all major media in the State including the Texas State Network.

09/18/2001
Citizens Praise Judge's Decision on Coho Salmon Recovery
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Citizens Praise Judge's Decision on Coho Salmon Recovery

In a victory for sound science, a federal judge in Eugene ruled that the National Marine and Fisheries Service (NMFS) can no longer list Oregon coastal coho salmon as endangered. U.S. District Judge Michael R. Hogan ruled that NMFS erred by not including hatchery- bred salmon in determining endangered species listings. The decision has broad implications all across the Northwest as plaintiffs continue to challenge the validity of federal listings of salmon under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

09/18/2001
ATTACKS HEIGHTEN CALL FOR REDUCED DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL
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ATTACKS HEIGHTEN CALL FOR REDUCED DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL

BY Natalie M. Henry

While some of the energy policy players in Washington were loath to comment on a likely shift in the energy debate due to Tuesday's attacks, policy and market analysts stated clearly that the picture has changed and the impetus to reduce dependence on foreign oil is as strong as ever.

09/17/2001
ATTACKS HEIGHTEN CALL FOR REDUCED DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN; OIL
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ATTACKS HEIGHTEN CALL FOR REDUCED DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN; OIL

BY Natalie M. Henry

While some of the energy policy players in Washington were loath to comment on a likely shift in the energy debate due to Tuesday's attacks, policy and market analysts stated clearly that the picture has changed and the impetus to reduce dependence on foreign oil is as strong as ever.

09/17/2001
NH House, Senate speak out against attack
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NH House, Senate speak out against attack

HOUSE AND SENATE leaders issued resolutions last week expressing official outrage over the World Trade Center attack. Senate President Arthur Klemm stated on behalf of the Senate that it stands with the citizens of New York City and Washington, D.C., "in shock and sorrow over this reprehensible attack on the liberty and freedom to which civilized nations around the globe aspire." The resolution was sent to President George W. Bush and New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

09/16/2001

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