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Logic Vital, Capito Says
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Logic Vital, Capito Says

From the Charleston Daily Mail, April 20, 2004, Tuesday Copyright 2004 Charleston Newspapers Scientific thinking should get more emphasis in all levels of education because it's a cornerstone to a better life, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito said. Capito, who has a zoology degree, discussed the importance of teaching kids logic during a meeting of the Kanawha Valley chapter of the American Chemical Society on Monday.

04/20/2004
April 15 tax collections keep N.C. on track for budget surplus
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April 15 tax collections keep N.C. on track for budget surplus

This article appeared on Friday, April 30, 2004 in the Winston-Salem Journal RALEIGH North Carolina should have a budget surplus of at least $190 million this fiscal year, the first spending plan in the black since 2000, according to preliminary figures from April tax collections. After three years in the red, one with a budget shortfall of $1.6 billion, North Carolina is on track to collect more money than it projected for this year's $14.8 billion budget.

04/20/2004
Outlook for business in Triad rated 'fair'
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Outlook for business in Triad rated 'fair'

BY Brian Louis

A survey of business executives in the Triad showed that a majority of respondents were lukewarm at best over business prospects, the John Locke Foundation said yesterday. John Locke, a nonprofit research group based in Raleigh, conducted a mail survey last month that found that 58 percent of business executives in the 336 area code rated business prospects as "fair or poor."

04/20/2004
Smith wants to lower tax if elected mayor
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Smith wants to lower tax if elected mayor

BY Martin Burkey

Vowing to turn down a paycheck until he can lower the sales-tax rate from 9 cents to 8 cents or less, Marine Corps veteran and City Council critic Terry Smith announced plans today to run for mayor of Decatur for a second time. The council had to approve the controversial 2001 penny tax increase only because it ignored warnings that it couldn't afford an earlier bond issue, Smith said.

04/20/2004
Outside groups target Wisconsin for fall elections
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Outside groups target Wisconsin for fall elections

BY JR ROSS

Associated Press MADISON, Wis. - The League of Conservation Voters kicked off its effort Tuesday to recruit 3,000 volunteers in Madison and Milwaukee as it works for President Bush's defeat this November. The league is the latest interest group to set up shop in Wisconsin ahead of the election. Joining it are anti-Bush groups such as America Coming Together and those that support the president's policies such as Citizens for a Sound Economy.

04/20/2004
Social Security Tour Sweeps the Tarheel State
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Social Security Tour Sweeps the Tarheel State

Over two days in April, CSE Members and the media gathered for critical stops on the CSE "Own Your Future" Tour. The Tour explains the looming Social Security crisis and how Personal Retirement Accounts (PRAs) that workers own and control are the solution. The most recent tour stops were: April 13 : Mecklenburg Co. CSE April 14 : Polk Co. CSE April 14 : Buncombe Co. CSE Meeting April 14 : Guilford Co CSE Meeting

04/19/2004
Action Alert: Florida CSE to Meet with Speaker Johnnie Byrd
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Action Alert: Florida CSE to Meet with Speaker Johnnie Byrd

Memorandum To: Florida CSE Activists From: John Hallman, South Florida Director RE: Emergency Speaker’s Briefing: This coming Tuesday, April 20th, Florida House Speaker Johnnie Byrd will host a private meeting with CSE activists to bring us up to speed on last minute attempts by advocates of big government to abandon fiscal responsibility and damage Florida’s economic growth. Date: April 16, 2004 ________________________________________________________________________

04/19/2004
Action Alert: Florida CSE to Meet with Speaker Johnnie Byrd
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Action Alert: Florida CSE to Meet with Speaker Johnnie Byrd

Memorandum To: Florida CSE Activists From: John Hallman, South Florida Director RE: Emergency Speaker’s Briefing: This coming Tuesday, April 20th, Florida House Speaker Johnnie Byrd will host a private meeting with CSE activists to bring us up to speed on last minute attempts by advocates of big government to abandon fiscal responsibility and damage Florida’s economic growth. Date: April 16, 2004 ________________________________________________________________________

04/19/2004
Billboard Blasts Council
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Billboard Blasts Council

BY Dianna Gee

The billboard located off the busy Beltline in Decatur reads 'Remember those who gave you 9 percent sales tax and 19.9 million dollar debt.' It's a message Ray Metzger hopes voters will ponder when they head to the polls August 24th. "It will run like this for about a month. The idea is to get them to remember that and to vote," he says. "There's a little blank space at the bottom and it will say, 'If we don't vote, will they go away?'"

04/19/2004
CSE Tax Day Protests Sweep North Carolina
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CSE Tax Day Protests Sweep North Carolina

North Carolina CSE was out in unprecedented force this Tax Day, organizing protests in 24 counties at 40 different Post Offices or similar locations. CSE members handed out CSE flyers on Death Tax and Marriage Penalty. Follows are some of the great photos from Tax Day 2004. Take a look, and great work everyone!

04/18/2004

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