Today, Congressman Massie voted against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, also known as CISPA. This bill would grant the government access to private information for which they would otherwise have to obtain a warrant.
CISPA’s original intent was to address the growing threats to cyber security around the world. But many are concerned about its implications with regard to information-sharing between the federal government and corporations. The bill would provide immunity for companies who break privacy agreements with customers and employees.
by NKY & Cincinnati Tea
You are invited! Forward this to others interested in Liberty.
The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Freedom Expo is Friday, April 19th. The Expo is going to be the Freedom event of the year! The Cincinnati Tea Party and the Northern Kentucky Tea Party are coming together to spread the message of Liberty. Our speakers will inspire you and remind you why we stand-up to fight for the principles of our nation.
We are proud to add three new speakers to our already amazing line-up; Doc Thompson from the Blaze, Seth Morgan, inspirational Tea Party leader and Michael Maharrey from the Tenth Amendment Center.
Those speakers are added to our already amazing line up of K Carl Smith from the Fredrick Douglass Republicans, Northern Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie and our host Brian Thomas.
The Expo will also educate you. Over 25 groups from all over the tri-state will have Expo tables, giving you information on groups and issues that you are interested in learning more about. Exhibitors include; NRA, Kentucky and Ohio Libertarians, Coast, FreedomWorks, Americans for Prosperity, Heritage Action, Ohioans Against Common Core, Tea Party Patriots, Cincinnati 912, Students For Freedom and many more.
Learn more about the event, all of our speakers and how to get tickets at www.cincinnatifreedomexpo.com.
Date: Friday, April 19, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, One West RiverCenter Blvd., Covington; Doors Open 5:30, program begins 7:00
Tickets: Free, thanks to Tea Party Patriots. Obtain your free tickets at the Freedom Expo web site: www.CincinnatiFreedomExpo.com. There are 1,200 seats at the Convention Center for the event. Over 950 have already been reserved, even before advertising started this week.
Stay up-to-date at our website http://cincinnatifreedomexpo.com/ or our Facebook page. Click Here to Like the Expo.
Hope to see you this FRIDAY!
by Legate Damar
The Campbell County Public Library’s proposal last year to raise its property tax 27 percent to fund a new branch in the southern end of the county prompted a law suit contesting how they raise taxes for their funding. Voters rejected the tax levy, but the controversy brought to light the fact that the original statute that allowed for library districts to form required the library get signatures from 51 percent of qualified voters in the last general election to raise the tax rate (Library tax ruling chops rate, may have statewide impact, 2013). In late 2011, opponents of building a fourth branch of the Campbell County Public Library were looking for a way to try to stop the $5 million project from moving forward. They asked Cold Spring attorney Brandon Voelker to find out whether state law allowed the library to incur the debt that would be needed for the project. He found that it is permitted, but during the course of his research, he stumbled across something with far wider implications (Law puts libraries in limbo, 2013). Buried in state law is a passage that says if a library district was formed by a petition from voters – as Campbell County and 78 others in Kentucky were – its property tax rate “shall not be increased or decreased” without a petition signed by at least 51 percent of voters in the last election (Law puts libraries in limbo, 2013). It was a stunning discovery: The Campbell County Public Library had been improperly raising its tax rate since it was created in 1978, according to Voelker’s interpretation of the law (Law puts libraries in limbo, 2013).
by Legate Damar
In November, 2012 Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen and his staff completed the year long “Ghost Government” study and database enumerating the number of special taxing districts in the state of Kentucky (Light shines on tax districts, 2012). The database launched on the website www.auditor.ky.gov and contains a copy of the report titled “Ghost Government: A Report on Special Districts in Kentucky, November 14, 2012.” According to the report there are 1,268 special districts identified in the state of Kentucky. In 117 of our 120 counties, taxpayers collectively pay more to these special districts than they do to their elected county governments. Kentucky ranks 11th nationally in the number of special districts per capita. At a rate of 29.2 special districts per 100,000 residents, Kentucky’s rate is more than double the national average of 12.0 special districts. An estimated $2.7 billion per fiscal year flows through them.
House Bill 1 introduced by Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo resulted from the study and defined these districts as a “special-purpose government entity,” which receives public fees and taxes but is separate from the city or county governments where it operates. These include libraries, economic development agencies and fire districts. It would require all special districts to report finances and administrative information to an online state registry accessible to the public. The bill passed the House 96-1 (Special districts bill could expand, 2013).
by Kenton Tea
Two speakers at the Wednesday, April 10 Kenton Tea meeting. First is Senator John Schickel and he will give an update of the recent legislative session. You will have a chance to ask questions so come prepared. Mr. Wil Culbertson, newly elected member of the Kenton County school board, will also speak. With all the discussion on the common core curriculum there should be lots of questions.