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Fred Thiele Happy About Ideas Being Incorporated Into Solar Energy Plan

Fred Thiele is a member of the New York House of Representatives and a prominent member of the Independence Party of New York. He recently had his ideas incorporated into Governor Cuomo’s solar energy proposal and was pretty pleased about it.

Thiele stated, “If we are to be truly energy independent and reduce energy costs on Long Island, we must provide incentives to encourage the production of solar and other alternative sources of energy. The establishment of a feed-in tariff program is a market-based strategy to do just that. Rather than provide cash rebates to install solar, here LIPA would pay an incentive for the power produced by solar power to encourage the development of solar infrastructure.”

Thiele’s proposal, first introduced in 2009, would have directed LIPA to establish a feed-in tariff program. Under the Thiele proposal, LIPA would have been authorized to purchase up to 100 megawatts of electricity under the program. Thiele’s bill set an initial tariff of 32 cents per kilowatt hour and a 20 year contract for solar producers. LIPA could adjust the tariff due to market conditions no more than once every two years.

Under the proposal announced by LIPA and the Governor last week, 50 megawatts would be purchased by LIPA and the tariff would be 22 per kilowatt hour.

Thiele claims the program [read more]

Former Governor Ventura and Independence Party of MN Oppose Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

The Independence Party of Minnesota has taken an active role in opposing an anti-gay marriage amendment which will be on the ballot in November. Now, they’ve released a series of videos, featuring former Gubernatorial candidate Jack Uldrich and Jesse Ventura, encouraging members [read more]

Third Party Voter Registration Statistics in NV, CA, AK, and NY

Nevada’s most recent voter registration statistics were posted in October of 2011.

Green Party: 3,033 (0.27%)
Independent American Party: 51,535 (4.55%)
Libertarian Party: 7,111 (0.63%)
Non-Partisan: 181,960 (16.05%)
Other: 3,945 [read more]

Jesse Ventura speaks at Occupy Minnesota

Minnesota Public Radio (excerpts):

Minneapolis — Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Minneapolis Friday for the opening of the OccupyMN demonstration, patterned after weeks of protest in New York’s financial district.

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The protest featured an [read more]

Buffalo NY: Greens, Conservative and Independence Parties Endorse Candidates for Special Election

From an article by Jill Terreri in the Democrat & Chronicle:

The Green Party has selected Ian L. Murphy, editor of the irreverent Beast web site, based in Buffalo, to be its candidate for a special election in the 26th Congressional District…

Murphy, of Amherst, [read more]

Independent, Green Party, and Tea Party candidates set to shake up Western New York district special election after Republican Congressman resigns in sex scandal

Following the sex scandal driven resignation of Republican Chris Lee in NY-26, Scott Walker’s prank caller Ian Murphy (see previous IPR story) is described by Steve Peoples at Roll Call as “likely to capture the the Green Party ballot line” according to state Green Party co-chairman Peter [read more]

New York Daily News Says Thomas Golisano is a Major Backer of the National Popular Vote Plan

Ballot Access News:

According to this story in the New York Daily News, Thomas Golisano is one of the major financial backers of the movement to pass the National Popular Vote Plan bills. Golisano was the Independence Party’s gubernatorial candidate in New York in 1994, 1998, and 2002. Each time he [read more]

Minnesota Republican Party punishes office holders who supported Independence Party nominee

from Ballot Access News
Minnesota Republican Party Bars Two Former Republican Governors from 2012 National Convention, Because They Supported Independence Party Gubernatorial Nominee

On December 5, the Minnesota Republican Party voted to ban 18 [read more]

NY Capitol News: Story about the Independence Party, and its chairman’s strategies

In NY Capitol News, Chris Bragg publishes a story which gives a glimpse into the mind of NY Independence Party chairman Frank MacKay’s mind, and a glimpse into various third party strategies and opportunities. [read more]

Liberty Lion: ‘Dan Halloran – The first Governor Elected On The Libertarian Party Line?’

Dr. Tom Stevens writes at Liberty Lion:

New York City Council Member Dan Halloran represents 161,000 constituents and is the highest elected Libertarian Party official in the nation elected from a single district in a partisan race. He ran as a fusion candidate [read more]

Socialist Workers Congressional Candidate in Iowa Polls Best Socialist Percentage for that Office Since 1918

Ballot Access News:

Last week, Rebecca Williamson, Socialist Workers Party nominee for U.S. House in Iowa’s 3rd district, polled 2.61% of the vote. The 3rd district includes Des Moines. That is the highest percentage that any party with “Socialist” in its [read more]