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Grafton’s Free Stater band of merry pranksters target upcoming town meeting

Image: freestateproject.org / CC BY 3.0 The town of Grafton is ground zero in the Free Stater effort to move in and dismantle government. The group’s antics during last year’s town meeting — which began with an argument over the “Rules of Decorum” that prohibited cursing, name calling and personal attacks — made national headlines. […]

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Richard Trumka on the Bureau of Labor Statistics Annual Union Membership Report

Today’s release of the annual union membership numbers by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that in this economic recovery, people are either seeking out good union jobs or taking matters into their own hands by forming unions to raise wages and ensure that new jobs are good jobs. In 2014, workers made great strides […]

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Governor Hassan Declares State of Emergency, Closes State Government on Tuesday in Advance of Winter Storm

Governor Also Encourages Granite Staters to Avoid Travel and to Take Precautions CONCORD – In advance of a major winter storm that is expected to bring heavy snowfall and high winds, Governor Maggie Hassan today declared a State of Emergency and announced that state government will be closed on Tuesday, January 27, for personnel not […]

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Building a Better Budget Examines State Budget Priorities, State Tax System; Strategies to Strengthen NH’s Middle Class

CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (NHFPI) today convened Building a Better Budget: Meeting Today’s Needs, Preparing for Tomorrow to provide a forum for dialogue around how to build a budget that allows the Granite State to create, maintain, and restore the public structures that are vital to a vibrant economy. “New […]

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NH GOP Clown Car Derails in Iowa

Mr. O’Brien went to Iowa and displayed all of the charm and charisma that have made him a legend in New Hampshire:O’Brien introduced himself to Iowa as the present Republican NH House Leader. Bet the guy who was actually elected to the position was sur…

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N.H. Republicans launch ‘frontal attack on access to abortion and reproductive health services’

Image: Aleteia Image Partners / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0  On the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that established a woman’s right to an abortion, the New Hampshire House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on a bill that would outlaw the procedure. House Bill 194 would have the state declare that human life begins at conception […]

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McCain Amendment to Keystone Pipeline Bill Blasted as a Job Killer by Sea Captains’ Union

 International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots Asks:       If Keystone is a “Jobs Bill” Why Would Congress Want to Send 400,000 Maritime Jobs in 26 States Overseas?  WASHINGTON  –  S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, has been described as a “jobs bill” by the pipeline’s proponents since Keystone XL was first proposed, but a new […]

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MLK Day Message: the Power of the People can be Stronger than the Power of Money (InZane Times)

I was honored once again to be invited to offer the “community update” at Southern New Hampshire Outreach for Black Unity’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Breakfast.  Here’s what I said on January 19 at the Alpine Grove in Hollis: Honor and pleasure to be invited back. Thanks to Irving, Linda, Ray, and Governor Hassan. And […]

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Third Way Democrat looks to First District race

Image: draftshawnnh.org When we last checked in on Bedford lawyer and businessman Shawn O’Connor, the “Third Way” Democrat was gearing up to take on U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte in her 2016 re-election bid. Now it looks as if he’s turned his attention to the state’s 1st District congressional seat. “I am exploring all of my […]

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On Fifth Anniversary of Citizens United, Citizens Want ‘Money Out, Voters In’

Today, on the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United decision, 5 million citizens are telling Congress: “We want money out and voters in.” Ordinary Americans are signing petitions, contacting their members of Congress and standing against the takeover of our democracy by the 1 percent. The high court’s Citizens United decision wasn’t the first court action […]

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