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CAGW Reviews 50 States' BEAD Proposals

Most states propose to regulate broadband rates, discriminate against non-fiber technologies, and preference government networks.

April 24, 2024 — Alec Mena 1713975439

Fairfax County Supervisors Consider Raising Taxes on Food while Raising their own Salaries

Board Chairman Jeff McKay gave himself a 45 percent raise - now calls for a "meals tax" at the highest rate in Northern Virginia.

June 12, 2024 — Alec Mena 1718217202

Colorado Stymies Consumers’ Access to Credit

New lending law will limit financial services Coloradans may purchase from out of state.

May 22, 2024 — Alec Mena 1716413055

Southern States Advance Harmful Tobacco Legislation

Pre-market application requirements for THR products injure public health and finances.

May 2, 2024 — Alec Mena 1714669957

Virginia Defeats Debt-Funded Arena While D.C. Doubles Down

Spurned by lawmakers in Richmond, Monumental Sports receives $515 million subsidy to stay in the District of Columbia.

April 22, 2024 — Alec Mena 1713803077

ACP Funding Expiration Will Affect States’ Broadband Rate Regulation

Ending ACP will complicate and delay state efforts to expand affordable internet access.

April 5, 2024 — Alec Mena 1712332750

Rate Setting for BEAD Funds Is Forcing States to Consider the Impact of Inflation

NTIA's pressure to include unrealistic price caps without inflation adjustment may discourage provider participation.

March 28, 2024 — Alec Mena 1711653526

A Monumental Giveaway

Virginia and D.C. compete to waste the most money on a taxpayer-subsidized arena. 

February 6, 2024 — Alec Mena 1707250735

Montana’s BEAD Broadband Funding Proposal Misses the Mark

Montana's proposed rate-regulation and high-speed threshold will make broadband less accessible to rural households

November 7, 2023 — Alec Mena 1699374315

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste State Ballot Measure Guide

CCAGW has taken a position on six measures on state ballots this November. 

November 3, 2023 — Alec Mena 1699032794