New Petitions Against Tax is a subheadline that appears in prop newspapers in many old films, often accompanied by "Building Code Under Fire," and at least twice by "Increase in Commuter Fares Denied." These headlines serve as boring filler, so as not to attract attention away from the screaming, plot-related main headline.
Still, the same phrases appearing again and again in different movies lend them a kind of mystique. They've appeared in many Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes, and are occasionally referenced by Joel, Mike, Tom and Crow.
New Petitions Against Tax
New Petitions Against Tax (non-MST3K)
Building Code Under Fire
"Building Code Under Fire" often appears with "New Petitions Against Tax", but it's also made some solo appearances.