The dangerous Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA)

MEDIA CONTACT: Judy Pino, 202-578-6424 Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative released the following statement: (Washington, DC) – “Far from encouraging economic development and job growth, the passing of the MFA in the Senate sets a dangerous precedent that allows expansion of state government power and hinders the free flow of interstate commerce. LIBRE vehemently opposes any policies that undercut the efficiency and productivity of the free market.

Little Change in Unemployment for Hispanics

April unemployment rate, 7.5% Washington DC- The Bureau of Labor Statistics Economic Situation report for April shows little change in the national unemployment since March. According to a study from the Urban Institute, Hispanics and African-Americans were hardest hit in the recession and are unlikely to recover. "Stagnant wages, diminishing job opportunities and lost home values also threaten the next generation of Hispanics whose wealth losses have been even greater," says the study.

The Marketplace Fairness Act burdens Businesses

MEDIA CONTACT: Judy Pino, 202-578-6424 Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative released the following statement: “There is little that is ‘fair’ in this bill, far from leveling the playing field, it stands to expand states’ power by giving them the authority to chase-down taxes anywhere in the country.

Panel on Immigration Reform and the Role of Arizona

MEDIA CONTACT: Judy Pino, 202-578-6424 Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative participated in the “Arizona Talks Immigration” panel hosted by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council at the National Press Club in Washington, DC this week. The panel moderated by Susan Page, Washington bureau chief at USA Today, brought together national experts and Arizona leaders to discuss federal immigration reform and Arizona’s role in the debate.

LIBRE participa en foro “Perspectiva Nacional”

**POR SI NO LO VIO** La Iniciativa LIBRE participa en foro con la comunidad del estado de Maryland presentado en el programa “Perspectiva Nacional” de Univisión Para su distribución inmediata 25 de abril del 2013 CONTACTO PARA LOS MEDIOS: Judy Pino, 202-578-6424 Daniel Garza, Director Ejecutivo de La Iniciativa LIBRE, participó en un foro con la comunidad Hispana en el estado de Maryland presentado por el programa “Perspectiva Nacional” transmitido el pasado domingo 21 de abril por la cadena Univi

“Tax Freedom Day” comes five days later this year

MEDIA CONTACT: Judy Pino, 202-578-6424 “Tax Freedom Day” comes five days later this year due to the fiscal cliff deal and the Affordable Care Act; Meanwhile, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce first Small Business Outlook Survey for 2013, says small businesses believe that Uncle Sam is strangling their businesses and that a comprehensive tax reform is needed.

Competition for Visas and Immigration Debate

MEDIA CONTACT: Judy Pino, 202-578-6424 Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative released the following statement: (Washington, DC) – “The tremendous demand for high-skilled workers that has outnumbered the visas available this year reiterates what we have always said: market-based, employment-driven policies should be central to the debate on immigration reform. We cannot afford to hedge our bets on a visa lottery system to retain the best and the brightest S.T.E.M.

Congress waits for the President’s long-overdue budget

MEDIA CONTACT: Judy Pino, 202-578-6424 Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative released the following statement: (Washington, DC) – “After four years of waiting for a budget proposal from President Obama, preliminary reports of the pending blueprint to be released on Wednesday indicate the plan includes no real solutions to an economic recovery, despite the earlier overtures to a more conciliatory approach.

Cities in the U.S. are Leading the Way to Economic Prosperity

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, while the unemployment rate at 7.6 percent changed little as more people stopped looking for work. Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative released the follow statement: Washington, DC- "While our national economy remains flat, some cities across our country are weathering the downturn better than others and creating economic opportunities for its residents.