Apr 11 2013

Jill Stein: Obama budget throws American people under the bus, gives the rich a free ride

Source: JillStein.org

Jill Stein, the Green Party’s 2012 presidential candidate today condemned the recently released Obama 2014 budget proposal, issuing the following statement:

“Despite his campaign promises to protect Social Security and make the economy fair, Obama’s budget throws the American people under the bus. And it gives the economic elite a free ride on that same bus that’s running us over. Read more »

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Apr 11 2013

Judge Gray: Our Healthcare System is a Shipwreck!

Source: Independent Political Report

The Functional Libertarian

April 11, 2013

Today under the federal government’s “leadership” our nation’s healthcare system is a disaster. For example, we often pay several times more in the United States for the same prescription drugs that are sold in other countries; an average MRI here costs $1,080, while it only costs $510 in Germany; and doctors here charge twice as much for Read more »

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Apr 11 2013

Ninth Circuit Rejects California’s Request for Rehearing in Libertarian Case Involving Petitioner Residency

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 11, the 9th circuit refused to rehear Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County v Bowen, 11-55316. This is the case over California’s law that won’t let petitioners circulate a candidate petition if the circulator doesn’t live in the candidate’s district. The original Ninth Circuit opinion, issued on March 6, said that the plaintiffs do have standing. The state then asked for a rehearing en banc, Read more »

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Apr 11 2013

Montana Legislative Hearing on Top-Two Primary Bill on April 15

Source: Ballot Access News

The Montana House Administration Committee will hold a hearing on SB 408 on April 15. This is the bill to ask the voters in 2014 if they wish to put a top-two primary system into place. The same committee resoundingly defeated another top-two bill earlier this year.

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Apr 11 2013

Write-in Candidate Elected Mayor of Alton, Illinois

Source: Ballot Access News

Alton, Illinois, held city elections on April 9, 2013, and only one name appeared on the ballot for Mayor. However, a candidate who had tried and failed to get on the ballot won the election on write-in votes. See this story. Alton has a population of 27,865. Thanks to Ken Bush for the link.

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Apr 11 2013

Libertarian Chris Jenner wins college board election in Illinois, hopes to slash millions in spending

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

The McHenry County College Board in Illinois has a new Libertarian member who’s ready to rein in wasteful spending. Chris Jenner, of Cary, Ill., came in second out of nine candidates, with the top three candidates winning seats on the board. Jenner netted 9,919 votes, or 15 percent, according to the Northwest Herald.

Jenner has been involved with the Illinois LP for more than a decade, and recently Read more »

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