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Alexander Graham Bell, Meet Senator William Roth
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Alexander Graham Bell, Meet Senator William Roth

Yesterday was a big day in the history of telecommunications. On March 30, 1876 Alexander Graham Bell made the fist telephone call. Countless schoolchildren have memorized his first message, "Watson come here. I need you." Over the last 124 years, the telephone has gone from being a curiosity, to a luxury item, to a common, everyday method of communication.

03/31/2000
Letter to FCC Chairman William Kennard on Interstate Access Charge and Universal Service Reform
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Letter to FCC Chairman William Kennard on Interstate Access Charge and Universal Service Reform

March 31, 2000 The Honorable William Kennard Chairman Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, S.W. -8-B-201 Washington, D.C. 20554 RE: Interstate Access Charge and Universal Service Reform Dear Chairman Kennard: Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation (CSE Foundation) supports the principles that guide the Coalition for Affordable Local and Long-Distance Service (CALLS) proposal now pending before the Commission.1

03/31/2000
Joint Letter to the Commerce Committee on the Rural Local Broadcast Signal Act
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Joint Letter to the Commerce Committee on the Rural Local Broadcast Signal Act

Text of this letter follows the images The letter reads We are writing to express our deep concerns regarding H.R. 3615, The Rural Local Broadcast Signal Act. As representatives of organizations dedicated to limited government, we are concerned that this legislation currently before your committee will increase the role of government in private markets and distort innovation and investment in the developing communications market.

03/29/2000
EPA Reversal on MTBEs Demonstrates Need for Sound Science
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EPA Reversal on MTBEs Demonstrates Need for Sound Science

On March 20, 2000 the Clinton-Gore administration moved to phase out the use of MTBE — a fuel additive that helps engines run cleaner and more efficiently — based on evidence that the compound has contaminated groundwater in areas of the country where the Environmental Protection Agency has mandated its use.

03/27/2000
Commission Deadlocked, but battle just beginning
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Commission Deadlocked, but battle just beginning

Regrettably, the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce has failed in its mission to provide guidance to Congress. Because of a few pro-tax commissioners who were adamant in their determination to raise taxes on consumers, the commission walked away without a recommendation.

03/22/2000
Attorney General Butterworth Abusing Legal System
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Attorney General Butterworth Abusing Legal System

On Wednesday, hundreds of activists will join Florida Citizens for a Sound Economy to hold a press conference on the steps of the state capitol to shed light on Florida State Attorney General Bob Butterworth’s frivolous lawsuit that promises to enrich trial lawyers, raising costs for consumers and taxpayers. “Butterworth is abusing his position and clogging Florida’s civil courts with frivolous lawsuits that waste tax dollars and limit the ability of individuals with real grievances to get justice within the court system,” said Florida CSE Director Slade O’Brien.

03/21/2000
Alabama CSE Day at the Capitol
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Alabama CSE Day at the Capitol

On Tuesday, March 14, 2000, Alabama CSE held its second annual Day at the Capital. The day focused on this year's judicial elections and the issue of school choice, with over 160 attendees plus other interested guests - more than double last year's attendance! Participants traveled from over 20 Alabama cities, with many coming in by buses or vans. Highlights from CSE Day included:

03/20/2000
Capitol Comment 270 - The 4(d) Rules for Salmon in the Pacific Northwest
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Capitol Comment 270 - The 4(d) Rules for Salmon in the Pacific Northwest

During 1999, the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) added several evolutionarily significant units (ESUs) of salmon and steelhead to the Endangered Species List. Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), full "take" prohibitions apply automatically upon listing for species considered "endangered." Species considered "threatened," however, are covered by what is called a

03/17/2000
Capitol Comment 271 - A First Step Into Privacy: Finding a Free Market Perspective in the Constitution
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Capitol Comment 271 - A First Step Into Privacy: Finding a Free Market Perspective in the Constitution

The hottest technology issues in the last Congress revolved around the relationship between the federal government and electronic commerce. Delving a little bit deeper into this relationship, elected officials and regulators alike are concluding that privacy is the next big issue.

03/17/2000
CSE’S Grassroots Activists Make the Difference on Internet Taxes!
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CSE’S Grassroots Activists Make the Difference on Internet Taxes!

Oregon members must keep the pressure on Commissioner Jones to support extension of tax moratorium.

03/17/2000

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