Thune and Markey Applaud FCC Mandate to Protect Consumers From Illegal Robocalls

Thune and Markey Applaud FCC Mandate to Protect Consumers From Illegal Robocalls “In the midst of this coronavirus pandemic, it’s important now more than ever that consumers are protected from illegal robocalls.” WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), authors of the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, […]

Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Thune, Markey Bill to Crack Down on Annoying, Illegal, and Abusive Robocalls

Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Thune, Markey Bill to Crack Down on Annoying, Illegal, and Abusive Robocalls WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), a member and former chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee and current chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), also a member of the Commerce […]

More from SDGOP on Illegal Patrick Starr robocall; too dumb for treasurer’s job, failing to take responsibility

From SDGOP.com, the Republican Party is continuing to express their concern & outrage over an elected official who should know better making weak excuses for openly breaking federal law: Lederman noted, “it appears that Starr didn’t know or care about federal laws against robocalling and doesn’t understand laws that clearly state if you spend money […]

Democrat Treasurer candidate’s latest excuse is that robocall allowable as ’emergency.’ PUC Chair Gary Hanson says not even close.

With an ever-evolving excuse, after he was earlier unable to cite the basis under which he thought robocalling cell phones was allowable, Democrat Minnehaha County Treasurer candidate Patrick Starr is now …’creatively’ interpreting the law and claiming that his campaign robocall to cell phones (which is illegal under federal law) was somehow allowable as an […]

SDGOP blasts Starr robocall as illegal, encourages people to report to FCC. Wife receives Starr robocall in Brookings.

This is starting to blow up. In a press release posted on the SDGOP website, the South Dakota Republican Party is hitting Democrat MInnehaha County Treasurer candidate Patrick Starr for making illegal robocalls, despit it being this third campaign for public office: South Dakota Republican Party Chairman Dan Lederman today issued a statement criticizing Sioux […]

AG Jason Ravnsborg joins with 52 Attorneys General in effort to expand illegal robocall response

ATTORNEY GENERAL RAVNSBORG JOINS WITH 52 ATTORNEYS GENERAL IN EFFORT TO EXPAND ILLEGAL ROBOCALL RESPONSE  PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg recently joined a bipartisan coalition of 52 Attorneys General in calling on USTelecom – the leading organization representing telecommunications providers – and its Industry Traceback Group (ITG) to continue working with state attorneys […]

SF City Councilwoman Theresa Stehly files campaign finance report that omits expenditures for the easter weekend robocall & all those newsletters she sends.

In the race for Sioux Falls’s At Large City Council position, this week incumbent City Councilperson Theresa Stehly has finally filed a campaign finance report, which claims she’s raised nothing and spent nothing.  (It’s unclear what period this is for, since she missed the checkbox explaining what the report was for). 2 28 2020 Citizens […]