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NTU Vote Alert: Amendments to H.R. 2822, FY16 Interior Appropriations

by Nan Swift / /

As the House considers amendments to H.R. 2822, the FY16 Department of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, NTU urges Representatives to support those amendments that would help to restrain spending and address waste in Congr
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"YES" on A-PLUS Amendment to the "Student Success Act"

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on the "Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success," or A-PLUS, amendment to H.R. 5, the "Student Success Act." This amendment would substantially increase the flexibility of states and local communities to meet t
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Open Letter to North Carolina General Assembly Regarding Budget

by Clark Packard / /

On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union (NTU) in North Carolina, I submit the following comments on North Carolina's two-year budget plan, which is being debated in conference committee. As with all state budget proposals, neither the House n
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NTU Praises New ALEC Study

by Elizabeth Dolan / /

National Taxpayers Union (NTU) would like to commend the American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) Center for State Fiscal Reform for the publication of their latest study, State of the States: An Analysis of the 2015 Governors' Addresses. Writte
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Taxpayers Claim Victory over Zombie Earmark

by Nan Swift / /

On Wednesday night, House lawmakers voted to approve an amendment to H.R. 2685, the Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations Act of 2016, to end the shipment of anthracite coal from Pennsylvania all the way to the Kaiserslautern U.S. military base in Ge
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"No" on Export-Import Bank Amendment to Senate NDAA

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Senators to vote "NO" on any amendment to H.R. 1735, the "National Defense Authorization Act for FY16"(NDAA) that would reauthorize the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. Reauthorization of Ex-Im would perpetuate a program with dubious benefits and
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NTU Applauds Texas Budget

by Clark Packard / /

As a member of the Conservative Texas Budget Coalition (CTBC), and as the nation's oldest taxpayer organization, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) applauds the Texas Legislature's recently passed budget for the next two fiscal years. The $209.4 billion plan
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NTU Urges Scrutiny of NIH Grant Use

by Clark Packard / /

Earlier this week, National Taxpayers Union (NTU) wrote a letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding the possible misuse of grant funds. A recent study written by three University of Florida professors examined whether Illinois' 2009 alco
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NTU Urges Opposition to Prince George’s County Proposed Tax Hikes

by Clark Packard / /

On behalf of the members of the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I strongly encourage you to oppose tax increases contained in the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget. If enacted, the plan would increase the real property tax rate by 15 percentage points, which could
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NTU Vote Alert: Amendments to House 2016 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act

by Nan Swift / /

As the House considers amendments to H.R. 2250, the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, NTU urges Representatives to support those amendments that would help to restrain spending and address waste in Congress. To that end, NTU will consider "YES" votes
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