Wyoming Committee Passes Bill to Encourage the Use of Gold and Silver as Money

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Feb. 22, 2018) – On Tuesday, a Wyoming House committee passed a bill that would define gold and silver specie as legal tender and eliminate all taxes levied on it. The new law would pave the way for the use of gold and silver in everyday transactions and could help undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

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New Jersey Bill Would Require Consent For Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program

TRENTON, N.J. (Feb. 21, 2018) – A bill filed in the New Jersey Assembly would require public utility districts to obtain written consent from customers before installing “smart meter” technology on homes and businesses. Passage of this bill would enable New Jersey residents to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect.

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California Bill Would Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish More Local Control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2018) –  A bill introduced in the California Senate would increase oversight and transparency of law enforcement surveillance technology. Passage of the bill would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national surveillance state.

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Missouri Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying; Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Feb 21, 2018) – Yesterday, a second Missouri House committee passed a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. Passage of the law would not only protect privacy in Missouri, it will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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