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Protest Turns Out Nearly 1,000 Against the Proposed $1.2 Billion Tax Hike at the "Tar Heel Tea Party"
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Protest Turns Out Nearly 1,000 Against the Proposed $1.2 Billion Tax Hike at the "Tar Heel Tea Party"

Raleigh- Throngs of North Carolina CSE activists converged on the grounds of the Legislative Building on July 31, 2001, to demand that their legislators oppose any new tax increases.

07/31/2001
Alabama CSE Grows Through ‘Pork Projects’
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Alabama CSE Grows Through ‘Pork Projects’

Montgomery, AL - Alabama Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) is engaging in pork politics. Is Alabama CSE endorsing big government spending? Not at all. Nearly 300 people recently attended a barbecue in Madison County, the third in a series being organized around the state by Alabama CSE. Pork barbeque get-togethers are a time-honored part of Alabama’s social fabric. Alabama CSE has been speaking the common language of barbeque and free-market policies confirming the axiom "all politics is local."

07/31/2001
Endangered Species Act Hits Home for Klamath Farm Families
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Endangered Species Act Hits Home for Klamath Farm Families

The Klamath Basin, located on the border of California and Oregon, is a community that was created, sustained, and is now being destroyed by the federal government. This destruction is being wrought because of federal policies concerning an appropriately named creature--the suckerfish.

07/31/2001
Letter to Congress Regarding the "Securing America’s Future Energy Act of 2001"
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Letter to Congress Regarding the "Securing America’s Future Energy Act of 2001"

Dear Member of Congress: H.R. 4, the "Securing America’s Future Energy Act of 2001," will be coming to the House floor this week. On behalf of the nearly 300,000 members of Citizens for a Sound Economy’s (CSE) grassroots army, I urge you to support this legislation in its present form. This legislation is important if the United States is to have an energy policy that will produce affordable and reliable energy now and in the future, with minimum dependence on foreign oil cartels.

07/31/2001
Tax-Increase Foes Plan a 'Tar Heel Tea Party'
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Tax-Increase Foes Plan a 'Tar Heel Tea Party'

BY Carol Byrne Hall

Organizers are calling it the Tar Heel Tea Party, and they hope that people who don't want their taxes increased will turn out en masse for a rally today on Halifax Mall behind the Legislative Building. "At some point, you have to say, 'OK, that's enough,' " said Jerry Agar, the WPTF radio talk show host who has been promoting the rally. "I was encouraging people to send e-mails to their legislators, and people were calling, some last Tuesday but mostly Wednesday, saying we should do more. So that's how the idea for the rally got started."

07/31/2001
Taxpayers Get Well Deserved Break -- Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday
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Taxpayers Get Well Deserved Break -- Sales Tax Holiday Begins Friday

This Friday through Sunday, millions of Texas taxpayers will enjoy a brief respite from sales taxes on most clothing purchases on Texas’ third annual Sales Tax Holiday. “Texans work hard for their money and this is a well-deserved break for all Texas taxpayers,” said Peggy Venable, director of Texas CSE.

07/30/2001
NH: Normand May Join Democratic Primary
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NH: Normand May Join Democratic Primary

The Manchester Union Leader (7/29, DiStaso) reported, "On your scorecard of possible candidates for governor in 2002, pencil in a third Democrat." Manchester attorney James Normand, a "former state executive councilor, confirmed yesterday that he is 'looking very seriously' at running for governor next year in case Gov. Jeanne Shaheen decides not to seek a fourth term. He joins state Sens. Beverly Hollingworth of Hampton and Mark Fernald of Sharon on the current Democratic list of those actively eyeing the corner office." Republicans Gordon Humphrey, Craig Benson and Bruce Keough "are moving quickly toward candidacies." Keough "yesterday announced that New Hampshire Citizens for a Sound Economy's Rich Killion has been named executive director of his exploratory committee." Normand is "viewed as a moderate who would could give Democratic primary voters an alternative to two more liberal income tax advocates."

07/30/2001
House Takes Up Energy Proposal
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House Takes Up Energy Proposal

BY Joan Lowy Scripps

WASHINGTON -- With the environment shaping up to be a key issue in next year 's midterm election, lawmakers are under pressure to lean green when the House takes up President Bush's energy plan this week. The package of bills that will be brought to the floor by House GOP leaders emphasizes greater energy production and reliance on fossil fuels as opposed to the alternative energy sources and greater energy efficiency favored by environmentalists.

07/30/2001
NC CSE Leading 'Tar Heel Tea Party' Activists Trying To Stop Billion Dollars In Tax Increase
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NC CSE Leading 'Tar Heel Tea Party' Activists Trying To Stop Billion Dollars In Tax Increase

Jonathan Hill of Citizens For A Sound Economy, 919-807-0100 News advisory: On July 31 in front of the legislative building, concerned citizens and conservative groups from across North Carolina will join North Carolina Citizens for a Sound Economy for a "Tar Heel Tea Party" to protest the $1.2 billion tax increase. Jerry Agar, of WPTF radio will host his talk show from 3 - 7 p.m. in front of the legislative building following the "Tar Heel Tea Party." What: "Tar Heel Tea Party"

07/30/2001
Sheriff Misses His Cowboy Boots
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Sheriff Misses His Cowboy Boots

BY Joanna Kakissis

Wake County Sheriff John Baker, hospitalized since Tuesday for a flare-up of gout, went home Friday. He answered the phone, gruff but upbeat, and revealed that his most pressing problem in the coming days will be what to wear. Baker, a former professional football player and the state's longest-serving sheriff, is a man of habit. Every day, he slips on blue or black suits to wear to work. Black cowboy boots complete the ensemble.

07/28/2001

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