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Does Uncle Sam Help or Hinder Your State’s Economy?

On May 13, 2016

In the course of collecting taxes and spending money, the federal government inevitably creates “winners” and “losers” across the American landscape.  Our friends at Key Policy Data have determined whether or not your state is economically helped or hindered by Uncle Sam. For example, a rural area with a large military base will receive far […]

The South Carolina Resolution for the Transfer of Federal Lands

On April 3, 2016

By Ken Ivory, Director of Free The Lands | Federalism In Action “We in the East are tired of paying billions of dollars for the federal government to mismanage federally controlled lands in the West,” says South Carolina State Representative Alan Clemmons.   In 2013, the South Carolina Assembly passed a resolution “to express support to the western states […]

Illinois Won the First Sagebrush Rebellion

On March 31, 2016

By Ken Ivory, Director of Free The Lands | Federalism In Action Nevada currently holds the unenviable record for the highest percentage of federally controlled lands within its borders – more than 80%! But this is not just a Nevada problem; the federal government controls about half of the all lands within the western states. In contrast, States east of Colorado have, on average, […]

Survey: Montanans Support Transferring Public Lands To The State

On March 29, 2016

By Marjorie Haun With federal control of Montana’s public lands growing more contentious due to questionable decisions by the feds, a majority of residents are now looking for an on-site manager. A recent survey conducted by the University of Montana and Stanford University found that a clear majority of Montana residents now support transferring some […]

Legislative Watch: The Unauthorized Spending Accountability Act

On March 18, 2016

By Matt Sifert, Federalism Fellow | Federalism In Action On March 14, 2016, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers introduced H.R. 4730, known as the Unauthorized Spending Accountability (USA) Act. The purpose of this measure is to sunset unauthorized programs and ensure that programs cannot continue without an authorized spending schedule. The act proposes to schedule a […]

Federalism Fellow Farewell: A Millennial’s Take On American Federalism

On March 15, 2016

By Jonathan Sorg, Federalism Fellow  | Federalism In Action Today is officially the last day of my fellowship with Federalism In Action (FIA), and I leave grateful for the opportunity and the knowledge acquired. FIA provided a hands on experience and immersion into an ascending issue of our day, state versus federal power. At Federalism In […]

What ‘Land Grab’? Transferred Lands Will Stay Public

On March 11, 2016

By Matthew Anderson, Senior Policy Fellow Oil and gas wells dotting every inch of our national parks. Cattle running rampant, tearing up scenic landscapes, and leaving no forage for wildlife. Your family’s favorite summer camping spot being sold off to the highest bidder. This is the picture that extremist environmental groups have painted of the […]

Remembering Nancy

On March 7, 2016

By Matt Sifert | Federalism In Action Nancy Reagan, the greatly influential and trusted wife of President Ronald Reagan, passed away from heart failure on Sunday at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 94. Mrs. Reagan redefined the position of first lady. President Obama on Sunday stated, “she became a voice on […]

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