April 12, 2011 was a momentous day for the citizens of South Carolina. Governor Haley signed the Spending Accountability Act of 2011 (H.3004 - Roll Call Voting Bill) into law. With this law the South Carolina Legislature moves from one of the five weakest on transparency to one of the most transparent in the country. All votes on bills or resolutions with the force and effect of law will now be recorded, so that South Carolinians may see how their representatives and senators vote. The bill passed unanimously in the House. In the Senate, the bill passed with 33 Ayes and 11 Nays.
On the darkest day of the year, December 21, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took a party-line vote to regulate the Internet in the name of network neutrality. Chairman Julius Genachowski, who cast the deciding vote, is a former long-time executive of Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp (one of the leading corporate beneficiaries of the new regulations) and a close friend of President Obama.
By PHIL KERPEN | 3/29/11 5:19 AM EDT
For the past two weeks, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been scrambling to prevent Congress from doing its job and standing up to the Environmental Protection Agencys global warming power grab.
Now he has a new way to rubber stamp the EPAs agenda, while providing political cover for wavering Democratic senators. Its called the Baucus amendment proposed by Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.). And its a sham.
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