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Iowa's Promising Sports Betting Legislation Signed Into Law

On the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to legalize sports betting, the Hawkeye State has delivered another exciting reason to celebrate.

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Urges Gov. DeSantis to Reject Prescription Drug Price Controls

(Washington, D.C.) –  Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) President Tom Schatz sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) urging him to reject HB 19 and SB 1528 on the grounds that they would allow the importation of potentially dangerous drugs subject to socialist price controls into the state of Florida.

The Golden “Nanny” State Wants $6.2 Billion in New Taxes

California state legislators have a solution to fulfill Gov. Gavin Newsom’s bloated $209 billion budget: tax anything and everything under the sun.

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases Analysis of Minnesota Opioid Tax

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released an analysis of misguided provisions in Gov.  Tim Walz’s (D-Minn.) budget that would impose new taxes on pharmaceutical drugs in the name of halting the opioid crisis.

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Testifies Before Texas State House Committee in Support of HB 3535

(Washington, D.C.) – Yesterday evening, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) Director of Technology and Telecommunications Policy Deborah Collier testified before the Texas House Committee on State Affairs in support of HB 3535.

State Energy Bailouts Pose More Urgent Threat Than Green New Deal

The Green New Deal and its associated hyperbole have commanded most of the recent attention that is paid to energy policy.

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.

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases Timeline of California’s Failed High-Speed Rail Boondoggle

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released a timeline of California’s high-speed rail boondoggle after Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) announced that the state would be abandoning the project.

19 Things States Should Not Do In 2019

Governors and legislators new and old taking office this month will be inundated with advice from all directions.  Each special interest and left-wing or right-wing single-issue activist group will have scheduled meetings between its highest-paid lobbyists and the most important legislators; prepared its talking points and social media campaigns; and made its first campaign contributions of 2019.  The state’s education association, hospital association, largest employers, small businesses, unions, parks, railroads, airports, universities, sports teams, and hundreds of other stakeholders - e


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CAGW Names Sen. Elizabeth Warren May 2019 Porker of the Month

Sen. Warren is CAGW's Porker of the Month for proposing a taxpayer-funded student loan bailout and "free" college.