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Archive for April, 2013

House Should Not Bail Out Obamacare, It Should Defund It

Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson released the following statement on attempts in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass HR 1549, a bill designed to extend an Obamacare program that has run out of money: “House Republicans should abandon their latest attempt to fix Obamacare. Rather than increasing funding for the Pre-Existing […]

Free-Market Group Presents GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt with Proposal to Simultaneously End Harmful Medical Device Tax and Pay for It by Repealing Federal Wind Subsidies

New Orleans, LA/Washington, DC – At General Electric’s annual meeting of shareholders in New Orleans, Justin Danhof, Esq., director of the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Free Enterprise Project, presented GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt with the National Center’s plan to repeal ObamaCare’s medical device tax while keeping the move financially balanced by simultaneously ending […]

EPA’s Obstruction of Keystone XL Pipeline Puts Nail in McCarthy’s Nomination Coffin

Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government General Counsel Nathan Mehrens issued the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) attempt to throw sand in the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline through issuing a comment to the State Department’s draft review of the project that complained that the report included “insufficient information” on environmental issues: […]

Coca-Cola Executives to Face Criticism for ‘Food Stamp’ Lobbying at Shareholder Meeting

Free-Market Group to Question Why American Taxpayers Should be Forced to Subsidize the Purchase of Soda by SNAP Recipients Citing Respect for Liberty and the Importance of Personal Responsibility, Group to Commend CEO Muhtar Kent for Fighting NY Mayor Bloomberg’s Restrictions on the Size of Soda Cups Atlanta, GA/Washington, DC – At the annual meeting […]

AFP-Michigan: “We Shouldn’t Expand a Failed System”

Michigan should reform Medicaid before considering a one-size-fits-all expansion. LANSING, Mich.—Americans for Prosperity-Michigan Wednesday  urged lawmakers to oppose expanding the Medicaid program, as allowed (but not required) under President Obama’s health care law. The group has also cautioned against reforms that would not give Michigan meaningful flexibility to implement Medicaid in a common sense and […]

American Heart Association Thanks Volunteers, National Volunteer Week

For National Volunteer Week, the American Heart Association would like to thank the amazing group of men, women and children that volunteer their passion and time to further our mission to fight heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. As the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer health organization, the Heart […]

Congress Takes Up Online Privacy Legislation

Digital 4th Spokespeople Available to Preview Upcoming Congressional Activity on Privacy Rights in the Digital Age WASHINGTON, D.C. – In advance of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee markup and House of Representatives Hearing on the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA): In case you missed it, today POLITICO published an op-ed by Rep. Ted Poe […]

Business Expansions, Community Development Projects Win State Approval

LANSING – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced Michigan Strategic Fund approval of Michigan Business Development program incentives and Community Development Block grants that in total will mean more than $7 million in private investment and 230 new, direct jobs in Michigan. “These investments will promote greater opportunities for working families and job providers,” said […]

Snyder Applauds Adp Dealer Services For Investing $3.3 Million, Creating 150 Jobs In Detroit

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder Wednesday applauded ADP Dealer Services for its decision to locate its new Digital Marketing Innovation Center in Detroit, thanking the company for choosing to invest in Michigan and for bringing new jobs to Detroit. “This welcome decision by ADP is a vote of confidence in the future of Detroit […]

What’s The Governor Michigan Doing Thursday and Friday?

Thursday, April 25 at 9 a.m. Gov. Rick Snyder will offer remarks at the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports legislative reception. Location: Capitol Rotunda 100 Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933 Thursday, April 25 at 4 p.m. Gov. Snyder will tour Gingrich Meadows Cow Milking Plant.  Location: Gingrich Meadows 14888 18 Mile Road […]

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