Legislative Alerts

Coalition to Congress: Reform Agency Grant Process

March 28, 2014 J

Americans for Prosperity is proud to lead a coalition of groups calling on Congress to reform the agency grant process. This bill would put in place much needed reforms in awarding grants and provide important safeguards to taxpayers. Like this post? Chip in $5 to AFP.

Evidence Shows Government Has No Place in the Broadband Market

March 27, 2014 J,

In today’s information age, constant connection to the internet is becoming a cultural necessity. With the increased use of data and demand for better networks across the country, it’s not surprising that some would like to see governments infiltrate this market by offering their own internet services, often referred to as "municipal broadband". Yet despite the huge debts incurred by taxpayers and the widespread failure of municipal broadband projects, the public sector continues to risk taxpayer dollars meddling in a highly competitive market that they would be best served to stay out of.

AFP Analysis of RSC Jobs Legislation

March 26, 2014 J,

By Tom Fletcher The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has put together a jobs bill package that contains many pro-growth policies dealing in four categories:  Labor, Deregulation, Energy, and Access to Capital. The items in the bill outline represent either RSC member’s initiatives or bills that have been introduced and/or passed as legislation. Looking closer at [...]

AFP Joins Coalition Supporting Gov. Cuomo’s Plan To Reduce NY Death Tax

March 25, 2014 J

Americans for Prosperity is proud to join a coalition of over 30 organizations in applauding Governor Cuomo for proposing raising the exemption for the state death tax to $5.34 million and lowering the rate from 16% to 10%. As the New York legislature considers the state budget resolution, lawmakers should favor the Governor’s proposal over [...]

Food Stamp Reform, Undermined

March 19, 2014 J

By Christine Harbin Hanson The Farm Bill deal that Congress agreed to in January offered very little in terms of rolling back controversial agriculture subsidies, and even less in the way of food stamp reform. The only tangible change in the conference report designed to rein in runaway food stamp spending was a modest provision that [...]

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