Government Bytes

Letters 

Coalition to North Carolina Legislature: Repeal the Renewable Portfolio Standard

/

The North Carolina General Assembly is considering a proposal to cap and end the current renewable portfolio standards (RPS) mandate in North Carolina. As you are aware, in 2007 the General Assembly adopted Senate Bill 3, which had an RPS mandate requiring utilities to provide customers 7.5 percent of their electricity through renewable sources of energy, such as wind, solar, or biomass. These sources are all significantly more expensive than conventional sources of power, which North Carolina's utilities voluntarily choose when they are left free to pursue truly efficient and affordable energy for North Carolina state citizens.


Read More

Letters 

NTU Endorses the “American Energy Renaissance Act.”

by Nan Swift / /

On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write to endorse the "American Energy Renaissance Act," S. 791 and H.R. 1487 in the Senate and House, respectively. This legislation would spur economic growth and job creation by creating a pa
Read More

Letters 

NTU Endorses Oklahoma Senate Bill 676

by Brandon Arnold / /

On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union, I am pleased to endorse your legislation, Oklahoma Senate Bill 676. This bill would require legislative approval of a state emissions reduction plan before it could be submitted to the federal governme
Read More

Letters 

NTU Endorses Nevada Senate Bill 438

by Brandon Arnold / /

On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union, I am pleased to endorse your legislation, Nevada Senate Bill 438. This bill would require legislative approval of a state emissions reduction plan before it could be submitted to the federal government
Read More

Letters 

NTU Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Address Broken RFS

/

We write to you about the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which is increasingly recognized as a failed policy in need of attention by Congress. With the exception of the corn and ethanol industries, which continue to benefit from the RFS mandate, nearly ev
Read More

Letters 

NTU Supports Tennessee Bill to Push Back Against EPA Regulations

by Brandon Arnold / /

On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union, I am pleased to endorse your legislation, Tennessee House Bill 868. This bill would require legislative approval of a state emissions reduction plan before it could be submitted to the federal governme
Read More

Blog 

Regrettably, Senate Sustains Keystone Veto

by Nan Swift / /

Wednesday afternoon, the Senate came only five votes short of overriding President Obama's veto of S. 1, the "Keystone Pipeline Approval Act." While unsurprising, this is a major disappointment for people who want to see more jobs and increased access to
Read More

Blog 

Fast Tracked Gas Tax Increase Slows Iowa Taxpayers at the Pumps

by Timothy Howland / /

A swift blow was dealt to taxpayers in Iowa yesterday as Governor Branstad signed a bill in to law to hike gas and diesel taxes by 10 cents a gallon. The increase resulting from Senate File 257 equates to a more than 45% boost in a single year, making Io
Read More

Podcast 

Speaking of Taxpayers: NTU Spearheads Effort for Tax Reform NOW, & Budget & Revenue Figures!

by Douglas Kellogg, Dan Barrett / /

NTUF's Dan Barrett and NTU's Nan Swift join the podcast to discuss the latest legislation, tax reform bills, and record federal revenues. NTU President Pete Sepp on 68 policy leaders sending a message to Congress to reform the tax code now! Plus,
Read More

Letters 

NTU writes in support of the “Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act.”

by Nan Swift / /

On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write in support of your "Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act." This bill would eliminate the corn ethanol mandate, reduce the cellulosic ethanol mandate, and cap ethanol blends at E10. To
Read More
Items 1 - 10 of 253