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Stop Gov. Riley's Tax Increase!
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Stop Gov. Riley's Tax Increase!

Despite the recent federal tax cut, citizens of Alabama should not count on having more money in their pockets if Governor Bob Riley has his way. That’s because Gov. Riley wants to raise taxes. He’s called a special session of the Alabama legislature to try and push through ten bills that, combined, will hike taxes by about $1.3 billion. This would be the largest tax increase in Alabama’s history!

06/02/2003
Snapshot Of The Tax Cut
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Snapshot Of The Tax Cut

May 28, 2003, President Bush signed the Jobs and Growth Tax Reconciliation Act of 2003 to provide substantial tax relief to 136 million American taxpayers in an effort to create jobs and grow the economy. In this year alone $109 billion in tax relief will be provided to American people. Over the next ten years the costs are estimated to comprise only 1.18 percent of total revenues received by federal government.

06/02/2003
The Texas Freedom Agenda
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The Texas Freedom Agenda

For those Texans who support the principles of lower taxes, less government, and more freedom, the 78th Legislative session in Texas was a success. Those principles were reflected in much of the legislation this session. Thanks to the legislative leadership and citizens willing to defend our economic liberty, a $9.9 billion budget shortfall was met with spending cuts and no new taxes were passed. The following are some of the highlights of the legislative session:      No Tax Increases In the wake of a budget shortfall, Texas CSE’s central concern was that legislators would try and solve the state’s financial woes with tax increases instead of responsible fiscal constraint. Texas CSE stood firmly against any tax increases and supported legislation to ease the tax burden on hard-working Texas families. Texas CSE supported the following legislation:HB 1 passed: The $116 billion state budget which for the first time in over 20 years reduced the size and scope of government.HB 2292 by Rep. Arlene Wohlgemuth passed: streamlined health and human services and is designed to reduce fraud and abuse of the system, realizing savings of one-quarter billion dollars for taxpayers! HB133 / HJR15 by Rep. Carl Isett “Reining in State Spending” did not get to the floor of the House: to limit the growth of appropriations in a biennium to not exceed the estimated rate of growth of total personal income in the state.SB 392 by Sen. Steve Ogden and Sen. Tommy Williams “Truth in Taxation” passed: relates to Texas utility districts that levy property taxes in the state, and provides for safeguards for the taxpayers requiring them to notify taxpayers in advance of proposed tax rate increases. Texas CSE helped kill legislation that would have used tax dollars to unfairly subsidize public entities:HB 262 by Rep. Steve Wolens: this bill was called by the Mayor of Dallas “the most important legislation to the City of Dallas” but would have allowed several large municipalities to use hotel occupancy taxes to guarantee bonds to finance convention center hotels and other public facilities (golf courses, parking garages, restaurants.) It would have been the ultimate irony to have private enterprise taxed to pay for public-funded ventures. Texas CSE had a study done which found that there would be no benefit to the City and significant loss to existing hotels had that legislation passed.

06/02/2003
Consumers, Credit, and Choice:
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Consumers, Credit, and Choice:

Legislators and regulators should not be skeptical of the development of better and more efficient underwriting tools, nor should they create barriers for their use. This is especially true of credit reports, which have been shown to be a cost-effective, accurate underwriting tool for insurance companies. Restricting credit history information as an underwriting tool would result in higher costs for insurers and higher premiums for consumers.

06/02/2003
Look for Florida CSE Townhall Meetings in Your Area
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Look for Florida CSE Townhall Meetings in Your Area

With the beginning of the new fiscal year, Florida CSE will be holding two townhall-style meetings in central and south Florida to update members with important information on the issues contained in CSE’s Freedom Agenda. On Tuesday, July 22 at 6:00pm at the TGI Friday’s Restaurant near the Orlando International Airport. If you plan to attend, you must RSVP to CSE Volunteer Chapter Leader Al Gutierrez by Saturday, July 19 so the appropriate reservations can be made in advance. Email Al at Algutierr1@aol.com.

06/02/2003
Stop Gov. Riley's Tax Increase!
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Stop Gov. Riley's Tax Increase!

Despite the recent federal tax cut, citizens of Alabama should not count on having more money in their pockets if Governor Bob Riley has his way. That’s because Gov. Riley wants to raise taxes. He’s called a special session of the Alabama legislature to try and push through ten bills that, combined, will hike taxes by about $1.3 billion. This would be the largest tax increase in Alabama’s history!

06/02/2003
Look for Florida CSE Townhall Meetings in Your Area
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Look for Florida CSE Townhall Meetings in Your Area

With the beginning of the new fiscal year, Florida CSE will be holding two townhall-style meetings in central and south Florida to update members with important information on the issues contained in CSE’s Freedom Agenda. On Tuesday, July 22 at 6:00pm at the TGI Friday’s Restaurant near the Orlando International Airport. If you plan to attend, you must RSVP to CSE Volunteer Chapter Leader Al Gutierrez by Saturday, July 19 so the appropriate reservations can be made in advance. Email Al at Algutierr1@aol.com.

06/02/2003
Greenpeace "Crimes Unit" Overpowered
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Greenpeace "Crimes Unit" Overpowered

After illegal activities the previous day and resting in the Dallas County jail, Greenpeace protesters were “no shows” at the ExxonMobil shareholder meeting to protest against the oil company and for the Kyoto Protocol (the global warming treaty). In stark contrast, Texas Citizens for a Sound Economy joined other organizations and individuals to “Rally for America” at the annual meeting in Dallas on Wednesday, May 28 while the Greenpeace protesters were being arraigned.

06/02/2003
Let workers control their Social Security
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Let workers control their Social Security

BY ALICE CLICK

Social Security reform is perhaps the most important issue for the 2004 elections. The current system is failing, threatening the 232,000 retirees who receive Social Security in West Virginia. If Social Security is not reformed, it will begin to run deficits by 2018. The system as a whole will be completely bankrupt by the year 2042. Then we will be forced to either raise taxes or decrease benefits. Neither option is acceptable.

06/01/2003
Let workers control their Social Security
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Let workers control their Social Security

BY ALICE CLICK

Social Security reform is perhaps the most important issue for the 2004 elections. The current system is failing, threatening the 232,000 retirees who receive Social Security in West Virginia. If Social Security is not reformed, it will begin to run deficits by 2018. The system as a whole will be completely bankrupt by the year 2042. Then we will be forced to either raise taxes or decrease benefits. Neither option is acceptable.

06/01/2003

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