TTD Applauds House Passage of Amtrak Reauthorization

Washington, DC—Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement about the House passage of the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015 (PRRIA): “Today the House of Representatives took an important step to sustain Amtrak, America’s national passenger railroad. The overwhelming vote today on the floor of the House […]

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Granite State Progress Statement on NH House Voting Down HB 404, Ballot Selfies

 Concord, NH – The New Hampshire House voted inexpedient to legislate 233-131 today on HB 404, relative to showing a ballot. Statement from Granite State Progress Executive Director Zandra Rice Hawkins “Granite State Progress congratulates the New Hampshire House on this strong vote in favor of voter protection. HB 404 would have opened a slippery […]

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NATCA Honors Members’ Finest Work at Annual Awards Banquet

LAS VEGAS – Tonight, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) will honor air traffic controllers involved in nine flight assists from around the U.S. at the 11th annual Archie League Medal of Safety Awards. Named for the first air traffic controller, the NATCA Archie League Medal of Safety Awards honors the top examples of […]

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Governor Hassan Urges Senate Finance Committee to Support Restoring and Increasing New Hampshire’s Minimum Wage

CONCORD – Continuing efforts to strengthen the financial security of hard-working Granite Staters and expand middle class opportunity, Governor Maggie Hassan today submitted a letter to the Senate Finance Committee in support of SB 261, a bill that would restore and increase New Hampshire’s minimum wage.   “Individuals working full-time in New Hampshire should be […]

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NH Health Protection Program Is Working For NH Hospitals

Statement from Governor Hassan on New Hampshire Hospital Association Report on New Hampshire Health Protection Program     CONCORD – Governor Maggie Hassan today issued the following statement on the report from the New Hampshire Hospital Association demonstrating that hospitals have seen a reduction in inpatient, outpatient and emergency department visits from uninsured Granite Staters […]

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Granite State Rumblings: Protecting Children’s Healthcare Programs Both State and Federal

The Children’s Health Insurance Program, CHIP, is often hailed as a model of a successful children’s health care program. It covers 8 million children who are not eligible for Medicaid and whose families cannot afford private insurance. In fact, research has found that since the program’s launch in 1997, the uninsured rate among U.S. children […]

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Tales from the fringe: CPAC 2015

Image: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0 If you haven’t been following the latest news from Donald Trump — and who could blame you for that — you may have missed his pronouncement that this time he really means it. Signaling that he is seriously considering a presidential campaign, Trump hired Corey Lewandowski, former director […]

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Manchester Professional Fire Fighters Endorse Patrick Arnold for Mayor

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, the Manchester Professional Fire Fighters Association announced its endorsement of former Alderman Patrick Arnold to be the next Mayor of Manchester. “The Manchester Professional Fire Fighters Association is proud to support Patrick Arnold for Mayor of Manchester in this year’s city election,” says MPFFA President Jeff Duval. “Patrick brings passion, […]

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The NAP is Crap

Some Free Staters are miffed about SB 105, a bill that would add electronic nicotine delivery systems (e-cigarettes) to the other tobacco products that are included in the indoor smoking act. The indoor smoking act prohibits smoking in enclosed wo…

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