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Anti-Trust Threat to New Technologies
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Anti-Trust Threat to New Technologies

As published by the Deseret News and distributed by Scrips Howard News Service, 10/17/2000

10/17/2000
Gore's Environmental Spending Threatens to Bust Budget
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Gore's Environmental Spending Threatens to Bust Budget

Cost Estimates for Gore’s Environmental Plans Program Cost Tax credits for producing electricity from renewable sources (wind, biomass) $5 billion over ten years Technologies for Tomorrow Challenge $68 billion over ten years Promoting Energy Efficient Technologies $13.5 billion over ten years Keep American Moving Initiative (light rail, high speed trains, etc.) $25 billion over ten years Ratify Kyoto Protocol $397 billion annually after 2010 Overturn NAAQS decision $150 billion annually Everglades Re-Study $11 billion over 30 years Restore National Parks $5 billion CARA and Lands Legacy Initiative $30 billion over ten years Anti-Sprawl and Greenspace Initiatives $2 billion over ten years Total $706 billion in new government spending, tax credits, or losses to the economy.

10/17/2000
Tech Bytes - Tid Bits in Tech News: “Innovative Regulation” in the DTV Market—A new Name for Centralized Planning
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Tech Bytes - Tid Bits in Tech News: “Innovative Regulation” in the DTV Market—A new Name for Centralized Planning

The contemporary defense of centralized economic planning revolves around the concept of “innovative regulation.” The idea is that omniscient regulatory bodies should dictate private investment and business decisions. This regulation attempts to use market forces in limited doses and under contrived circumstances to arrive at predetermined outcomes.

10/16/2000
Interest Groups Strive to Influence Views on Issue
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Interest Groups Strive to Influence Views on Issue

BY Phillip O'Connor

Whatever you believe about Social Security, chances are there's somebody working hard to change your mind. For more than two decades, interest groups have employed think tanks to wage a multimillion-dollar fight for public opinion. Using a combination of Capitol Hill briefings and forums, public seminars, position papers, policy briefs, books, Web sites, polls, focus groups, advertisements and media appearances, the think tanks are defining the Social Security debate in Washington, on Main Street and in the nation's media.

10/16/2000
Louisiana: Insurance Required
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Louisiana: Insurance Required

BY Chris Gautreau

Driving without insurance in Louisiana has become increasingly difficult over the past two years. From October 1998 through June of this year, thousands of cars were impounded when drivers were unable to prove they carried state-mandated liability insurance policies. That law combined with court-approved insurance checkpoints and so-called "no pay, no play" laws that limit an uninsured driver's claim to damages comprise some of the country's toughest compulsory insurance laws.

10/15/2000
Tech Bytes - Tid Bits in Tech News: Mr. President, Please Repeal the Tax on Talking
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Tech Bytes - Tid Bits in Tech News: Mr. President, Please Repeal the Tax on Talking

The Senate delivered welcome news to consumers yesterday when it passed a repeal of the 102-year old Federal Excise Tax on telecommunications. The repeal was contained in H.R. 4516, the appropriations bill for the Treasury Department, Legislative Branch, and General Government Services. The House already passed the bill; it now awaits final signature by the president.

10/13/2000
Media Blitz Trumpets Three Wake County Bonds
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Media Blitz Trumpets Three Wake County Bonds

BY T. Keung Hui

If your heart is being tugged and your mind exercised, the media campaign launched this week by Wake's bond campaign organizers just might be working on you. With a month to go before Election Day, Friends of Wake County has revved up the campaign with radio and newspaper ads, soon to be followed by television spots. Through appeals to both the intellect and the emotions of voters, the group hopes to win passage of the $ 500 million school bond, the $ 20 million jail bond and the $ 15 million open-space bond.

10/13/2000
Issue Analysis 111 - Broadband Forced Access: Still a Solution in Search of a Problem
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Issue Analysis 111 - Broadband Forced Access: Still a Solution in Search of a Problem

Forced access regulation would compel cable companies to provide non-discriminatory use of their lines to competing Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The goal is to ensure that ISPs that do not own cable lines can use existing cable the lines to reach their customers in the same way and on the same terms as IPSs owned by cable companies.

10/12/2000
Grassroots Education at the Villages: FL CSE Gets to the Bottom of the Medicare and Prescription Drug Debate
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Grassroots Education at the Villages: FL CSE Gets to the Bottom of the Medicare and Prescription Drug Debate

“These kinds of forums will, in the future, be the foundation for political education in the Villages.” – Mike Francis, FL CSE Member and Republican Club President

10/12/2000
Another Al Gore Embellishment on Energy Policy
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Another Al Gore Embellishment on Energy Policy

The New Al Gore... “I'm not in favor of energy taxes …” (Al Gore, second presidential debate, October 11, 2000) Gore’s Record... Gore authored and fought for a tax on all energy, called the Btu tax. “And you mention the energy tax as if we are somehow to blame for the fact that the energy tax -- or the Btu tax was not enacted. We proposed it and worked hard for it …” (Al Gore, White House Briefing, April 22, 1994) Gore cast the deciding vote for a 31 percent hike in gas taxes in 1993.

10/12/2000

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