Alabama Bill Would Help Encourage Use of Gold and Silver as Money

by Mike Maharrey Originally published at http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/10/alabama-bill-would-help-encourage-use-of-gold-and-silver-as-money/ MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Oct. 25, 2017) – A bill prefiled in the Alabama House for the 2018 session would exempt the purchase of gold and silver bullion from state sales and use tax, encouraging its use and taking the first step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. Rep. Ronald…

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PEW: Economic Anxiety, Distrust of Government Fuel Gold Rush

by Marsha Mercer, Pew Charitable Trusts Originally published at http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2017/08/11/economic-anxiety-distrust-of-government-fuel-gold-rush By the end of the year, Texas plans to open the nation’s first state-supervised gold and silver depository, allowing ordinary Texans, as well as businesses, banks and others, to store their precious metals, and use the holdings in their account to make electronic payments. “The…

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Signed by the Governor: North Carolina Law Removes Roadblock to the Use of Gold and Silver as Money

by Mike Maharrey Originally published at http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/07/signed-by-the-governor-north-carolina-law-removes-roadblock-to-the-use-of-gold-and-silver-as-money/ RALEIGH, N.C. (July 26, 2017) – Yesterday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed a bill into law exempting the sale and purchase of gold and silver from state sales taxes. The new law will remove an important roadblock in the way of their everyday use as money, taking the…

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Signed by the Governor: Louisiana Law Helps Encourage Use of Gold and Silver as Money

by Mike Maharrey Originally published at http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/06/signed-by-the-governor-louisiana-law-helps-encourage-use-of-gold-and-silver-as-money/ BATON ROUGE, La. (June 23, 2017) – Yesterday, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill into law that exempts the sale and purchase of gold and silver from state sales and use taxes, encouraging their use and taking the first step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on…

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Texas House Passes Two Bills to Facilitate Use of Bullion Depository

by Mike Maharrey Originally posted at http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/08/texas-house-passes-two-bills-to-facilitate-use-of-bullion-depository/ AUSTIN, Texas (Aug. 4, 2017) – Yesterday, the Texas House passed two pieces of legislation that would facilitate the use of gold and silver as money in the state. Final passage of the bill and amendment would open the door to currency competition in Texas, and serve to…

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New Virginia Law is a First Step to Help Support Sound Money

by Mike Maharrey Originally published at http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/02/new-virginia-law-is-a-first-step-to-help-support-sound-money/ RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 21, 2017) – A Virginia bill that would remove sales taxes from some purchases of gold and silver was signed into law by the Governor yesterday. It represents an important first step toward encouraging its regular use as currency and breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on…

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Ron Paul: Testimony in Support of Arizona Honest Money Bill, HB2014 on 03-08-17

Originally posted on March 9, 2017 Ron Paul visited the Arizona state Senate Committee on Finance on Wed. March 8, 2017 to testify in support of what he considers a “very important” honest money bill, HB2014. “If you want to have liberty and limit the size of government, you have to have honest money,” said…

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Tennessee Bill Would Help Encourage Use of Gold and Silver as Currency

by Mike Maharrey Originally published at http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/02/tennessee-bill-would-help-encourage-use-of-gold-and-silver-as-currency/ NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 6, 2017) – Bills filed in the Tennessee House and Senate would exempt gold and silver bullion and coins from sales tax, encouraging their use and taking the first step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. Sen. Frank Nicely (R-Strawberry Plains) introduced Senate…

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Kentucky Bill Would Encourage use of Gold and Silver as Currency

by Mike Maharrey Originally published at http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2016/10/kentucky-bill-would-encourage-use-of-gold-and-silver-as-currency/ FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 13, 2016) – A Kentucky bill prefiled for the 2017 session would remove sales taxes from the purchase of gold and silver, encouraging its use and taking the first step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. Sen. John Schickel (R-Union) prefiled BR156 on…

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