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Excessive Cable Franchise Fees to be Scaled Back

In August 2019, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will take a strong step to modernize rules relating to how local franchise authorities will be permitted to regulate cable operators.

Legal Sports Betting Scores Big With Taxpayers

The year 2019 has been a landmark year for sports betting, with one in four Americans living in a state where the practice is legal. Since the 2018 Supreme Court ruling overturning the federal prohibition, states are now permitted to pass sports betting legislation. After the decision, 17 states have fully embraced the ruling, while others have rejected or delayed legislation.

Taxpayers' Independence Day

The American people received an early Independence Day present on July 1 when President Trump signed into law H.R. 3151, the Taxpayer First Act of 2019.

Hang Onto Your Wallets ... And Your Freedom

Listening to the Democratic presidential debates these past two days has been alarming.  Pandering to specific groups, the candidates are prepared to have the federal government cover the costs for a myriad of programs.  The New York Times wrote, “The Democrats’ two nights of debates showed that liberalism is on the march in the party.

Seattle's Soda Tax Fails to Live Up to Its Promises

In Seattle, free college, youth education programs, and job training are the latest “soda tax” battle cries. Unfortunately for consumers, these are promises that are made to be broken. In the city, a case of Gatorade used to cost a Seattleites $15.99 in 2017 but now costs $26.33.

California's Budget Projects a $22 Billion Surplus, Yet Wants Billions More in New Taxes

After 32 consecutive victories on the TV game show “Jeopardy,” James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada, saw his incredible winning streak come to an end.  Finishing with $2,462,216 in total prize money, James fell just $58,484 short of the all-time record set by Ken Jennings in 2004 (it took Jennings 74 games to reach that mark).  While this is surely not the ending “Jeopardy James” had hoped for, he still goes home with just under $2.5 million.

Coalition Opposes Any Effort to Roll Back TCJA

CCAGW joins coalition of conservative groups to oppose any effort to roll back Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Texas - Support HB 3535 and SB 1152

April 29, 2019

Texas House of Representatives
State Capitol
Austin, TX 78701

Dear Representative,

I understand that you will shortly be voting on both HB 3535 and SB 1152, legislation that would ensure a fair system of taxation for telecommunications providers. On behalf of the 148,867 members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) in Texas, I urge you to support HB 3535/SB 1152, which would enhance Texas’s position as a leading state in technology and telecommunications.

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CAGW Names Rep. Marcy Kaptur July 2019 Porker of the Month

Gov. Lujan Grisham is CAGW's Porker of the Month for trying to expand the financially challenged United States Postal Service into banking.