Contact FreedomWorks

400 North Capitol Street, NW
Suite 765
Washington, DC 20001

  • Toll Free 1.888.564.6273
  • Local 202.783.3870
Andress enters race for GOP nomination for state treasurer
null
http://d7.freedomworks.org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/te_social_media_share/fw_default_0.jpg?itok=mX_C44GW

Andress enters race for GOP nomination for state treasurer

The former executive director of the Alabama Republican Party, Twinkle Andress, is running for state treasurer. Andress, 36, announced Monday from the steps of the Alabama capitol she will be on the ballot in the treasurer's race in the June 4 Republican Primary. "We need conservative leadership in the treasurer's office to manage the money the taxpayers send to Montgomery," Andress said. "I want to serve the people of Alabama and not the large banks."

03/11/2003
Groups spar over what goes in history textbooks
null
http://d7.freedomworks.org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/te_social_media_share/fw_default_0.jpg?itok=mX_C44GW

Groups spar over what goes in history textbooks

BY CONNIE MABIN

 The fight over what material goes into Texas social studies textbooks heated up Tuesday when several groups accused each other of trying to push their political and religious agendas on public school students. Texas, which has about 4.1 million students in its public school system, adopts new social studies books every eight years. The state will spend $344.7 million on the textbooks, which will be used in classrooms in 2003.

07/09/2002
Governor wraps up budget hearings
null
http://d7.freedomworks.org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/te_social_media_share/fw_default_0.jpg?itok=mX_C44GW

Governor wraps up budget hearings

Gov. John Kitzhaber on Friday ended two days of public hearings that mostly drew people pleading that funding for their programs not be cut as lawmakers wrestle with $815 million budget shortfall. The hearings were a conspicuous warm-up as the governor prepares to release a new budget plan Tuesday and call a second special legislative session to close the gap. The session is expected to be held the following week.

03/15/2002
Biographical information on Twinkle Andress, Republican candidate for state
null
http://d7.freedomworks.org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/te_social_media_share/fw_default_0.jpg?itok=mX_C44GW

Biographical information on Twinkle Andress, Republican candidate for state

Date of birth: March 10, 1966 (36). Hometown: Grew up and lives in Montgomery. Education: Graduated from Auburn University. Political background: Former finance director and executive director of Alabama Republican Party, former staff member Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C., former director of constituent affairs for Republican U.S. Sonny Callahan of Mobile. Professional background: Former owner of a Steak-Out franchise, resigned last week as state director of Citizens for a Sound Economy.

03/11/2002
Senate committee votes to change judges' rules
null
http://d7.freedomworks.org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/te_social_media_share/fw_default_0.jpg?itok=mX_C44GW

Senate committee votes to change judges' rules

BY PHILLIP RAWLS

Alabama legislators are getting involved in the disciplinary process for judges while a complaint is pending against state Supreme Court Justice Harold See. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 8-7 Thursday for two bills changing the rules for the state Judicial Inquiry Commission, which acts like a grand jury to hear complaints against judges, and the state Court of the Judiciary, which disciplines judges for improper conduct. The two bills now go to the Senate for consideration.

02/14/2002
Senate committee votes to change judges' rules
null
http://d7.freedomworks.org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/te_social_media_share/fw_default_0.jpg?itok=mX_C44GW

Senate committee votes to change judges' rules

BY PHILLIP RAWLS

Alabama legislators are getting involved in the disciplinary process for judges while a complaint is pending against state Supreme Court Justice Harold See. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 8-7 Thursday for two bills changing the rules for the state Judicial Inquiry Commission, which acts like a grand jury to hear complaints against judges, and the state Court of the Judiciary, which disciplines judges for improper conduct. The two bills now go to the Senate for consideration.

02/14/2002
The day in Tallahassee, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002
null
http://d7.freedomworks.org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/te_social_media_share/fw_default_0.jpg?itok=mX_C44GW

The day in Tallahassee, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002

BY The Associated Press State & Local Wire

Anti-tax activists fanned out across the Capitol to lobby against a proposed overhaul of the state sales tax. About 150 members of Citizens for a Sound Economy were trying to derail the tax plan, which is being pushed by Senate President John McKay. The measure would lower the sales tax rate from 6 percent to 4.5 percent, but end tax exemptions that make some items and many services tax free.

02/13/2002
Environmentalists say emissions plan lacking
null
http://d7.freedomworks.org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/te_social_media_share/fw_default_0.jpg?itok=mX_C44GW

Environmentalists say emissions plan lacking

The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission's endorsement of a voluntary greenhouse gas emission reduction plan on Friday has left some environmental groups disappointed. Tom "Smitty" Smith, director of Texas' chapter of Public Citizen, said TNRCC should have demanded "meaningful targets or goals" for emission reductions. "We're disappointed they did not go further," Smith told the Houston Chronicle for its Saturday editions.

01/19/2002
Judicial Inquiry Commission's budget swells over judges' cases
null
http://d7.freedomworks.org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/te_social_media_share/fw_default_0.jpg?itok=mX_C44GW

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
Education board rejects environmental science text, approves another
null
http://d7.freedomworks.org.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/thumbnail/s3/te_social_media_share/fw_default_0.jpg?itok=mX_C44GW

Education board rejects environmental science text, approves another

BY CONNIE MABIN

The State Board of Education on Friday rejected one environmental science textbook and approved another the panel earlier rejected after the publisher agreed to correct errors. The final vote to block "Environmental Science: Creating a Sustainable Future " from Texas classrooms came after two days of heated debate. The vote was divided along party lines - 10 Republicans voted to reject, five Democrats voted not to.

11/09/2001

Pages