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The Fruits of Victory

Posted: June 28, 2015 at 12:05 pm   /   Newsletter

By Matthew Foldi It’s no secret that success begets success. For the first time in far too long, people are paying attention to Maryland Republicans. And especially for us in Montgomery County, it’s great to see the phenomenal crop of candidates we already have in the biggest swing district in Maryland. As most of us […]

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Dallas Bag Tax Repeal a Model for MoCo

Posted: June 14, 2015 at 10:56 pm   /   Newsletter

By Nick Peang-Meth Six months ago, the Dallas City Council approved a five cent bag tax on plastic shopping bags, similar to the one in place in Montgomery County. Last week, after significant blowback from the community, the tax was repealed in a 10-4 vote. By Monday, the city had collected its last nickel from […]

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Update on Smart Guns

Posted: June 14, 2015 at 10:50 pm   /   Newsletter

By Jeff Brown Not long ago I put together a piece on smart gun technology and the New Jersey law mandating a three year deadline to sell only smart guns after the first such gun was sold anywhere in the U.S. New Jersey legislators have offered to rescind the law if the NRA would drop […]

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Maryland’s Own ‘Keystone Pipeline,’ Cove Point, Moving Forward

Posted: June 14, 2015 at 4:56 pm   /   FreeState, Newsletter

By Mark Uncapher The Keystone XL natural gas pipeline from Canada remains stuck in regulatory limbo.  The Obama administration’s failure to approve it is projected to cost 20,000 direct jobs and another 118,000 indirect jobs.   Earlier this year legislation approving the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline passed both the Senate and House.  However after […]

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Thirsty Kids Act: A Solution in Search of a Problem

Posted: May 31, 2015 at 10:21 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Newsletter

By Richard Fidler I recently served as a volunteer intern in Annapolis during the 2015 General Assembly.  While the experience was one of the best I’ve ever had, some things amazed me.  For example, I couldn’t believe the number of trivial proposals that the senators and delegates had to deal with.  Much of it was […]

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