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  • Governors and members of Congress tell the President not to restrict consumer choice of vehicles

    Jason Mercier, Mountain States Policy Center|Updated Feb 5, 2024

    Republican Governors across the country sent President Biden a letter on January 22 in opposition to proposed federal rules they say would unduly restrict the vehicle options available to Americans and force the use of electric vehicles. Among those signing the letter were Idaho Governor Little, Montana Governor Gianforte, and Wyoming Governor Gordon. The Governors wrote: "We are writing today on behalf of the American consumer to urge you to change course on your current mand...

  • A declaration for self-governance heard around the world

    Jason Mercier, Mountain States Policy Center|Updated Jun 28, 2023

    Americans will be celebrating the 247th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence on July 4. While this is undoubtedly the biggest birthday party we will participate in this year (please avoid putting Roman candles on the cake), it is important to remember what the 4th of July is all about. The Continental Congress declared on July 4, 1776 (in part): "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with...