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OKGOP Chair Pam Pollard comments on budget negotiations

OKGOP Chair Pam Pollard comments on budget negotiations

This afternoon, OKGOP Chair Pam Pollard posted her take on the state budget situation, as negotiations between Republican and Democratic leadership appear to have stalled once again, likely setting up a special session (either after the regular session…

New Iowa Law Reforms Asset Forfeiture, but Leaves Federal Loophole Wide Open

New Iowa Law Reforms Asset Forfeiture, but Leaves Federal Loophole Wide Open

DES MOINES, Iowa (May 20, 2017) – Last week, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill into law that takes a step toward reforming the state’s asset forfeiture laws, but fails to close a loophole that allows police to circumvent state laws by passing cases off to the feds. As introduced by the Senate Judiciary committee…

New Hampshire Senate Kills Bill to Require Courts to Fully Inform Juries

New Hampshire Senate Kills Bill to Require Courts to Fully Inform Juries

CONCORD, N.H. (May 20, 2017) – For the second straight year, the New Hampshire Senate has killed a bill to require state courts to fully inform jurors of their right to nullify, Passage of House Bill 133 (HB133) would have required courts to “inform the jury of its right to judge the facts and the application…

Montana Governor Vetoes Bill to Help Create a Gun Rights Sanctuary State; Override Effort Underway

Montana Governor Vetoes Bill to Help Create a Gun Rights Sanctuary State; Override Effort Underway

HELENA, Mont. (May 20, 2017) –  Montana Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed a bill that would take big steps toward making the state a sanctuary for gun rights by prohibiting state enforcement of most federal acts restricting firearms, magazines or ammunition, but an effort to override the veto is underway. Sen. Cary Smith (R-Billings) introduced Senate Bill 99…

What the Founders Rejected at the Convention is Important to Understand

What the Founders Rejected at the Convention is Important to Understand

While we’ve published a great deal about what the Founders approved at the Convention of 1787, it’s just as important to understand what was proposed but did NOT get approved.