Tag Archives: legislation

Free & Equal: Ballot access reform bills in 16 states nation-wide

From an article on http://www.FreeAndEqual.org:

CHICAGO (April 1) – In the coming weeks, legislators in at least 16 states will be working on legislation to curb unnecessary restrictions on voter choice. In some of these states, ballot access reforms have already made it into law.

On March 16, Nebraska became the first state this year to enact ballot access reform, according to Richard Winger’s Ballot Access News, eliminating “the county distribution requirement for statewide non-presidential independent candidate petitions,” when Governor Dave Heineman signed LB 399 into law.… Read more ...

Wayne Root: ‘A Teachable Moment: How Obama Would Solve the NFL Labor Crisis’

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and Best-Selling Author of “The Conscience of a Libertarian”

Some are now suggesting that President Obama get involved in the NFL strike talks. I was his college classmate at Columbia University and have studied his political career for years.  My record of predicting where Obama will come down on the side of an issue and what lie he will tell to rationalize his decision is near perfect. … Read more ...

PSL: ‘Election results: right-wing shift or anger at the status quo?’

Brian Becker at PSLweb.org:

Class-wide struggle is brewing

Do the Nov. 2 election results signal a major shift to the right and a resurgence of conservatism among the people? Is that what the capture of 66 House seats by the Republicans indicates? That is the fundamental message from the corporate media and by many in the milieu of pro-Democratic Party liberalism, such as the ACLU.… Read more ...

Libertarians Call For More Finance Industry Freedom

April 30, 2010
WASHINGTON – Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict issued the following statement today, regarding the financial regulation legislation in Congress:

“The Libertarian Party opposes the legislation currently in Congress. Instead of removing harmful regulations that reduce competition, create winners and losers, and stifle the choices of consumers and financial firms, this legislation merely adds to that heap of regulations.… Read more ...

Green Party urges amendment to food safety bills

h/t to my co-blogger, Ian Wilder at www.onthewilderside.com Excerpt from a Green Party press release…

Green Party urges amendment to food safety bills citing need to protect family farms and organic farming

Green Party leaders voiced concerns about the “Food Safety Modernization Act” (HR 875 and S 425) and, while supporting the goal of food safety and farm inspections, urged amendments in the bill to protect small and family farms, farmers’ markets, and organic farming.… Read more ...