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For Immediate Release: 3/27/14
New Hampshire State Senate Moves Forward Hollow Bill, Legislature Needs to Call for a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
Today the New Hampshire state Senate defeated proposed language calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and get corporate money out of politics. Instead they moved forward a hollow bill, SB 307, creating a committee to examine the impact of the Citizens United ruling and make recommendations to the New Hampshire state Legislature.
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For Immediate Release: 3/26/14
Most Organizations Support Changes to Rules Governing Nonprofits
Sixty-Seven Percent of Organizations Commenting on the IRS’ Proposed Rules Call for the Rulemaking Process to Continue
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For Immediate Release: 3/24/14
Public Citizen to Host Symposium With Howard Shelanski, Head White House Regulatory Official
A symposium with Howard Shelanski, administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) since June 2013. A small but powerful division of the Office of Management and Budget, OIRA plays a crucial role in vetting draft regulations proposed by various federal agencies, including a wide array of key public health and safety standards.
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For Immediate Release: 3/19/14
FEC Lets Chevron Off the Hook for $2.5 Million Super PAC Contribution
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) was wrong to use the legal distinction between Chevron USA Inc. and Chevron Corporation to dismiss a complaint that Chevron violated the federal pay-to-play law when it made a $2.5 million super PAC contribution, Public Citizen said today.
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For Immediate Release: 3/18/14
Final Tally: 47 New Hampshire Towns Call for a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
The final tally of the town meeting votes last week is irrefutable evidence that New Hampshire residents want to free elections from corporate influence and mega-donors. At 47 town meetings, citizens overwhelmingly passed warrants calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
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For Immediate Release: 3/14/14
Groups Urge Obama to Preserve Presidential Public Financing Program
Public Citizen and nine other civic groups today called on President Barack Obama to veto H.R. 2019, legislation that repeals a portion of the presidential public financing program while masquerading as a bill to fund pediatric research.
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For Immediate Release: 3/13/14
30 New Hampshire Towns Have Spoken, Called for a Resolution to Overturn Citizens United
Town meeting votes this week confirmed what many already knew: The people of New Hampshire want to free elections from the choke hold that corporations and mega-donors have on our democracy. So far, at 30 town meetings, citizens have passed – most by a vast majority – a warrant calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
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For Immediate Release: 3/12/14
Cost of a Financial Transaction Tax to Average Investor Would Be Microscopic Compared to Existing Fees, Public Citizen Report Shows
A financial transaction tax (FTT) would cost ordinary investors just a minuscule amount compared to expenses they already bear, while bringing in revenue and discouraging risky trading practices, a new Public Citizen report shows.
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For Immediate Release: 3/12/14
New York Comptroller’s Report on Wall Street Bonus Increase Underscores Need for Accountability, Tax Reform
In a year when the leading Wall Street firms paid record fines for fraud, the average bonus rose 15 percent, further evidence that accountability apparently doesn’t apply to individual bank accounts.
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For Immediate Release: 3/11/14
Testimony by International Experts Underscores Benefits of Single-Payer Health Care Systems
Testimony given today by experts from Canada, Denmark, Taiwan and other countries underscores that single-payer health care systems remove the kind of hindrances to quality care that still plague the U.S., Public Citizen said today.
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