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North Dakota the First to Pass New Tactic Against Federal Debt
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North Dakota the First to Pass New Tactic Against Federal Debt

The National Debt Relief Amendment, which would mandate state approval before increases in the federal debt limit, has now passed in North Dakota. At least seven other states have equivalent resolutions either pending or with pledged sponsors, for what would be the first ever state initiated amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Commentary: Louisiana Can Sidestep and Delay ObamaCare Regulatory Requirements
Featured / Health Care

Commentary: Louisiana Can Sidestep and Delay ObamaCare Regulatory Requirements

State Lawmakers can resist grants with “Federal Strings” and suspend rule-making. Earlier, bipartisan legislation from Louisiana has indicated the plausibility of such tactics.

Commentary: ALEC Releases Guide to Repealing ObamaCare
Health Care

Commentary: ALEC Releases Guide to Repealing ObamaCare

Just as the “Hippocratic Oath” counsels medical professionals to avoiding doing any harm to patients before beginning surgery, state lawmakers should guard against harmful policy measures that inflate costs and undermine service.

Health Care

Commentary: HB 1474 Would Help Protect Autonomy of States and Individuals

As early as today the Louisiana Senate will be voting on Rep. Kirk Talbot’s HB 1474, which would protect our state against the unconstitutional government micromanagement of intrastate commerce and personal choice also known as the individual mandate for health insurance coverage. The timing of Rep. Talbot’s bill could not […]

Health Care

Commentary: Weak Case for Individual Mandate Highlighted by HB1474 Hearing

Last week at the State Capitol, Rep. Kirk Talbot’s HB1474 received a brief hearing in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee. While efforts to stall hearing the bill resulted in it being holed up in the back of the agenda, the truncated hearing it received brought to light several points […]