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Wednesday
May212014

CEI Today: Advanced fuels, energy markets, phones on a plane, and more 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
In the News Today

 

ENERGY MANDATES & ADVANCED VEHICLES - MYRON EBELL

The Hill: Bridging the Gap Infrastructure Policy for Advanced Vehicles


With the growth of advanced fuels and vehicles in the consumer marketplace, what policies and investments -- if any -- should the government make to spur demand and further innovation?
 
Does Washington have any responsibility to directly or indirectly fund the infrastructure advanced vehicles need?
> View the debate

> Interview Myron Ebell

 

ENERGY REGULATION - WILLIAM YEATMAN


Mugged by the State: When Regulators and Prosecutors Bully Citizens


In this Cato Institute forum, CEI's William Yeatman discusses the inadequacies of FERC’s oversight of energy markets. Energy markets are too complex and evolving too fast to allow for effective federal oversight. Because regulation is impossible, an alternative is competitive discipline engendered by liberalized markets. And yet FERC has been moving in the opposite direction, in particular with the socialization of transmission costs. > View the discussion


> Interview William Yeatman

 


AT&T-DIRECTV DEAL - RYAN RADIA

Openmarket.org: Consumers Will Win in Combined AT&T-DirecTV


AT&T agreed Sunday to purchase DirecTV for $67b in cash, stock, and acquired debt. If federal regulators approve the deal, the combined firm will serve nearly 26 million U.S. television subscribers—a figure dwarfed only by Comcast and Time Warner Cable, who also await the federal government’s permission to consummate their proposed merger.

The combined firm will be better positioned to bargain for lower programming costs, which in recent years have been the major driver of rising pay-television subscription fees. 
> Read more

> Interview Ryan Radia
 

REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

Red Tapeworm 2014: a new series taking a walk through Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State.

Regulations Cost More than Federal Income Taxes

Regulations Catching Up to Government Spending?

Reckoning the Dollar Cost of Federal Regulation

Tardy Bureaucrats Gone Wild

Guess Which Is the Largest Government on Earth?

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes

 

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Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest.

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


Phones On a Plane

CEI Fellow Marc Scribner supports the FCC’s attempt to lift a ban on in-flight cell phone use, and explains its broader legal ramifications.
 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org

 

Helicopter Parents or Free-Range Kids? - with guest
Lenore Skenazy

Culture Is Key to Companies’ Enduring Success - with guest
Rich Karlgaard, Publisher of Forbes Magazine

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 





 

Wednesday
May212014

AFPNH - Can you believe this? 

 

Today Governor Hassan signed into law a 23% increase in the gasoline tax.  Now, every time you fill up your tank, it will cost you more... all to pay for bigger government.


The 23% gasoline tax increase is the latest in a series of higher taxes you will pay to support bigger government programs, like ObamaCare.  

Now is the time to take action!

With this legislative session winding down, it is time for us to reach out to our friends and neighbors to make sure they know their taxes are going up courtesy of many of their legislators in Concord and encourage them to join us as we fight to get New Hampshire back on the path to economic prosperity!

Every Wednesday night, we host phone banks in our Manchester office located at 340 Granite Street and every weekend our volunteers our out in neighborhoods knocking doors to spread our message of economic freedom.  

Please reach out to Matt or Ross for more details and to join us.   

We cannot turn over our state to the next generation bogged down with high taxes and government programs no one wants.  Take action with us so we can turn New Hampshire around!

Live Free or Die,


Greg Moore
State Director
Americans for Prosperity - New Hampshire
Wednesday
May212014

Josiah Bartlett Center - The Time for the Governor to Act is Now 

 

Weekly Update from the
Josiah Bartlett Center


Keeping you up to date on our latest research
on the issues impacting New Hampshire

 
 

I believe that the unique joys of another special legislative session loom on the horizon for the New Hampshire legislature. The purpose of the session will be the byzantine creature known as the Medicaid Enhancement Tax but we might just as easily call it the current budget crisis. Some legislators deny the existence of a crisis. They’re wrong.

The current crisis has come about as the courts have ruled a weird tax scheme of ours unconstitutional and placed almost $400 million the state is counting on for its budget in jeopardy. Solutions are swirling in Concord and some sort of Grand Alliance may yet come together but a solution must be reached by June 5 or a special session will be required. In the meantime, the governor’s delay in taking simple steps of preparation is inexplicable.....Click here to keep reading.
 


 

"I hoped for both the routine hiring freeze every governor does and the additional spending reductions most governors make. Today’s actions are the first small step to respond to the problem but she should also make real spending cuts by executive order as recent governors have done. In the last two decades, itemized spending reductions have accompanied freezes nine times. Nonetheless, I want to thank her for listening.” Click here to keep reading.

Tuesday
May202014

CEI Today: Irwin Stelzer's carbon tax, internet regulation, and regulator bullies 

Monday, May 19, 2014
In the News Today

 

CONSERVATIVE CARBON TAX - MARLO LEWIS

Globalwarming.org: Irwin Stelzer’s ‘Conservative’ Carbon Tax. What Would Reagan Do?

Rather than learn the obvious lesson – we can rally Americans to our cause if we champion affordable energy — Stelzer asks conservatives to do openly what Obama and the Democrats, fearing voter retribution, tried to do by stealth. The method to this madness? According to Stelzer, if conservatives support carbon taxes, they can talk ‘progressives’ into repealing green energy mandates and EPA regulations. Dream on! > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

INTERNET REGULATION - RYAN RADIA

 

TRNN Debate: Should The Internet Be Regulated Like A Utility?

Ryan Radia and Christopher Mitchell discuss the recent FCC proposal and how the internet should be owned and regulated.
  > View the debate


> Interview Ryan Radia

 

 

POLICY FORUM


Monday, May 19, 12:00PM

Mugged by the State: When Regulators and Prosecutors Bully Citizens

Featuring William Yeatman, CEI Senior Fellow


LUNCHEON

Tuesday, May 20, 12:00PM

Bridging the Gap Infrastructure Policy for Advanced Vehicles

Featuring Myron Ebell, Director of the Center for Energy & Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute

REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

Red Tapeworm 2014: a new series taking a walk through some sections of Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State.

Regulations Cost More than Federal Income Taxes

Regulations Catching Up to Government Spending?

Reckoning the Dollar Cost of Federal Regulation

Tardy Bureaucrats Gone Wild

Guess Which Is the Largest Government on Earth?

Sign Up for the Weekly Cooler Heads Digest!

Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest.

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org

 

Helicopter Parents or Free-Range Kids? - with guest
Lenore Skenazy

Culture Is Key to Companies’ Enduring Success - with guest
Rich Karlgaard, Publisher of Forbes Magazine

Federal Ban on Online Gambling?

CEI Fellow Michelle Minton discusses why a federal ban on online gambling would be counterproductive.

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 





 

Tuesday
May202014

ALG's Daily Grind - Voters are giving up on fixing Washington 

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May 19, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted. 

Voters are giving up on fixing Washington
Is it time to throw in the towel? A recent Gallup poll of registered voters shows that voter enthusiasm is at a 20-year low-point. 

Common Core in the classroom another one size fits all cluster
Unintended consequences to big government, utopian solutions.

Obama clings to climate alarmism with National Climate Assessment
Institute for Energy Research Senior Vice President Dan Kish dubs new climate report "a scare tactic designed to excuse the President's agenda of centralizing power in Washington and making energy more expensive and jobs harder to find."

Washington Examiner: Internal government watchdog system broken, experts say
"Attorneys who specialize in government ethics say the case of the Department of Homeland Security's former acting inspector general, Charles Edwards, shows the government's own watchdogs are too influenced by political considerations."

  

May 19, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Voters are giving up on fixing Washington
Is it time to throw in the towel? A recent Gallup poll of registered voters shows that voter enthusiasm is at a 20-year low-point.

Common Core in the classroom another one size fits all cluster
Unintended consequences to big government, utopian solutions.

Obama clings to climate alarmism with National Climate Assessment
Institute for Energy Research Senior Vice President Dan Kish dubs new climate report "a scare tactic designed to excuse the President's agenda of centralizing power in Washington and making energy more expensive and jobs harder to find."

Washington Examiner: Internal government watchdog system broken, experts say
"Attorneys who specialize in government ethics say the case of the Department of Homeland Security's former acting inspector general, Charles Edwards, shows the government's own watchdogs are too influenced by political considerations."