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Utah Senate - Oppose Massive Vapor Tax Increase

March 12, 2019

Utah Senate
State Capitol
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Dear Senators,

On behalf of the 13,618 members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) in Utah, I urge you to oppose HB 252.  This deeply damaging legislation that has passed the House would impose cripplingly high taxes on innovative vapor products and wreck tobacco harm reduction efforts in Utah.

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Minnesota - Oppose SF 751

March 11, 2019

Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee
Room 1200
Minnesota Senate Building
St. Paul, Minn.  55155

Dear Senator,

Utah - Oppose Huge Vapor Tax Increase

March 7, 2019

Utah House of Representatives
State Capitol
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Dear Legislators,

On behalf of the 13,618 members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) in Utah, I urge you to oppose HB 252.  This deeply damaging legislation would impose cripplingly high taxes on innovative vapor products and would wreck tobacco harm reduction efforts in Utah.

Utah Senate - Oppose Importation

March 7, 2019

Senate Health and Human Services Committee
Utah State Senate
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Dear Senator,

It is our understanding you will soon hear House Bill 267 in committee.  On behalf of the 13,617 members of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) in Utah, I urge you to oppose this legislation, which would direct the Department of Health to develop a program to import prescription drugs from Canada.  HB 267 is wasteful and unnecessary and will not result in lower drug costs for patients.

Florida - Oppose Importation

March 4, 2019

Florida Legislature
State Capitol
400 South Monroe St
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Dear Legislators,

On behalf of the 214,252 members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) in Florida, I ask you to oppose HB 19, which would establish a Canadian Drug Importation Program and eventually an international importation program from specific countries.

Basic Lack of Accountability Plagues NYC First Lady’s Mental Health Initiative

In 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio asked his wife, First Lady Chirlane McCray, to lead an effort to tackle mental health challenges in the city.  Called ThriveNYC, it purported to offer a “roadmap for mental health for all.”  Yet records show Ms. McCray failed to keep track of how her program spent its money.

Georgia - Support SB 2

March 1, 2019

Georgia Senate
State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334

Dear Senators,

On behalf of the 39,732 members of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) in Georgia, I write to express our support for efforts to encourage further broadband deployment by removing unnecessary barriers, reducing the cost of investment, and providing predictability to this vital sector of the economy.  Legislators should strike the right balance between allowing new entrants into the market and protecting consumers. 

Washington - Oppose HB 1873

February 26, 2019

House Finance Committee
Washington State Capitol
Olympia, WA 98504

Dear Committee Members,

On behalf of the 49,639 members of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) in Washington, I urge you to oppose House Bill 1873.  This harmful legislation would expand the definition of “tobacco products” to include vapor products that do not contain tobacco.  Defining as a tobacco product something that does not contain tobacco makes no sense as a matter of public policy and would represent serious governmental overreach.

CAGW Leads Coalition Letter to DOT Sec. Chao Regarding the Failed California High-Speed Rail Project

February 22, 2019

The Honorable Elaine Chao 
Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E. 
Washington, D.C. 20590

Dear Secretary Chao, 

We, the undersigned organizations, representing millions of taxpayers nationwide, appreciate your leadership and support your efforts to de-obligate $929 million in federal grants not yet paid to the state of California for its high-speed rail project and explore every legal option to get back an additional $2.5 billion in funds already allocated to the state for this purpose.

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