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The Rejected Textbook
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The Rejected Textbook

Daniel Chiras' textbook ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE is, as he states, "unlike most other textbooks" (p.6). He is right; it does differ from all the other textbooks that the Texas State Board of Education reviewed in that the entire construct of Chiras' book is based on a factual error and a false premise. To understand the root error, all we need to do is to look at the book's preface and first chapter. In the preface Chiras states, "The main theme of this book is that the long-term well-being of this planet and its inhabitants is in jeopardy and that to create an enduring human presence we must make a massive course change" (p. vi). To support this theme, he loses all objectivity on environmental science and turns his book into an advocacy for environmentalism.

11/19/2001
State Board of Education Did Their Homework
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State Board of Education Did Their Homework

Texans take the education of our children seriously. We strive to set high standards and demand a great deal from our educational institutions. We should do no less when it comes to choosing the textbooks that form the foundation for what our children learn.

11/19/2001
Empower America Applauds Senate On Passage of Legislation That Extends Internet Tax Moratorium
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Empower America Applauds Senate On Passage of Legislation That Extends Internet Tax Moratorium

Today, Empower America President, J.T. Taylor praised the Senate on the recent passage of legislation that extends the moratorium on Internet-related taxes for two years, which President Bush indicated he would sign into law.

11/19/2001
Empower America Applauds Senate On Passage of Legislation That Extends Internet Tax Moratorium
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Empower America Applauds Senate On Passage of Legislation That Extends Internet Tax Moratorium

Today, Empower America President, J.T. Taylor praised the Senate on the recent passage of legislation that extends the moratorium on Internet-related taxes for two years, which President Bush indicated he would sign into law.

11/19/2001
Representative Richard Burr Presented with Citizens for a Sound Economy’s Jefferson Award
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Representative Richard Burr Presented with Citizens for a Sound Economy’s Jefferson Award

Today, Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) presented the Jefferson Award to Representative Richard Burr of North Carolina 5th Congressional District for steadfastly supporting limited government and economic liberty.

11/19/2001
Texas Citizens for a Sound Economy Honors Rep. Carl Isett as "Friend of the Taxpayer"
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Texas Citizens for a Sound Economy Honors Rep. Carl Isett as "Friend of the Taxpayer"

Texas Citizens for a Sound Economy director Peggy Venable honored Rep. Carl Isett (Dist. 84) as a "Friends of the Taxpayer" for his leadership in supporting free-market public policies. The award was presented at 2:00 pm Monday, November 19, at the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, 1301 Broadway.

11/19/2001
Texas Citizens for a Sound Economy Names "Friend of the Taxpayer" Recipients
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Texas Citizens for a Sound Economy Names "Friend of the Taxpayer" Recipients

Texas Citizens for a Sound Economy has cited eleven elected officials for their leadership in supporting free-market public policies during the 77th Legislative Session. "These legislators have made a commitment to empowering the Texas taxpayers by relieving them of burdensome taxation, regulation and state spending," said Texas CSE Director Peggy Venable. Texas CSE selects state legislators to receive the Friend of the Taxpayer Award based on their demonstrated support of the principles of less government, lower taxes and fewer regulations.

11/19/2001
NEED TO USE OUTSIDE LAWYERS SENDS JUDICIAL BUDGET SOARING
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NEED TO USE OUTSIDE LAWYERS SENDS JUDICIAL BUDGET SOARING

BY STAN BAILEY

MONTGOMERY - The state Judicial Inquiry Commission's budget ballooned by almost 75 percent last budget year, fueled mostly by expenses to prosecute and defend itself against cases stemming from the 2000 elections. A Birmingham law firm is charging more than $115,000 for helping to prosecute Justice Harold See on ethics charges and for defending the commission in See's federal lawsuit.

11/19/2001
Judicial Inquiry Commission's budget swells over judges' cases
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Judicial Inquiry Commission's budget swells over judges' cases

The budget of the state Judicial Inquiry Commission swelled by nearly 75 percent last year as it sought to prosecute and defend itself against cases stemming from the 2000 elections. Gov. Don Siegelman, provided emergency funds to the commission to cover the expenses, which brought criticism from a citizens' group. The commission's budget jumped from $233,592 in fiscal 2000 to $405,304 in fiscal 2001, primarily due to legal costs and the addition of another staff member, The Birmingham News reported.

11/19/2001
CSE Cheers Senate Passage of Two Year Internet Tax Moratorium
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CSE Cheers Senate Passage of Two Year Internet Tax Moratorium

Yesterday the Senate voted 57 to 43 to extend the Internet tax moratorium for two years and also rejected an amendment by Senator Enzi (R-WY) that would have laid the groundwork for states to eventually collect sales taxes for on-line sales.

11/16/2001

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