Arnie Alpert: Will NH Privatize Youth Corrections?

Devil is in the Details of Budget Proposal Another version of this was published in the Concord Monitor. The budget proposal now under consideration in the House Finance Committee calls for a $7 million cut in the budget of the Sununu Youth Services Center, the state’s residential detention center for juvenile offenders. It also mandates “the […]

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NH Senate Unanimously Calls for Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

The New Hampshire Senate just passed a bill supporting the amendment of the US Constitution to overturn Citizens United. The voice vote was apparently unanimous. The bill, SB 136, establishes a study committee to review the various proposed constitutional amendments, and issue a report by November 1st regarding which approach should be supported by the New […]

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Senate Democrats’ Comments on Senate GOP Making it Harder to Vote

CONCORD – Senator Bette Lasky, Senator David Pierce and Senator Molly Kelly condemned the passage of Senate Bill 179, which imposes an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote.   “This bill will only serve to further complicate the voting process for New Hampshire citizens. SB 179 proposes a new standard for what constitutes a domicile that is more confusing and less concise […]

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A libertarian asks, ‘Can law enforcement and the Free State Project coexist?’

Image: Joseph Morris / CC BY-ND 2.0 One of the fundamental differences that separates libertarian Republicans from party regulars (and Democrats) is their attitude toward law enforcement. This distinction was recently highlighted in an exchange on the Free State Project discussion forum, in which a potential Free Stater asked if her husband, who is pursuing […]

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Kuster Statement on Passage of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

Washington, DC – This afternoon, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement regarding the passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Actof 2015, which would end the threat of harmful cuts to Medicare reimbursements and prevent millions of children from losing access to health insurance:   “Since taking office, I’ve made fighting to protect Medicare […]

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Leaked Investor Chapter Of TPP Worse Than Imagined

Washington, D.C. — Following is a statement by Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen: “The 56 pages of the Investor chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership are worse than imagined and must be a wake up call for our nation.  Amazingly, this chapter is sealed for four years after either adoption or rejection of the […]

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Congresswoman Annie Kuster Helps Reintroduce the Paycheck Fairness Act

Washington, DC – Yesterday afternoon, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped reintroduce the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation she has championed since taking office. The Paycheck Fairness Act would help eliminate pay disparities based on gender. “On average today, women in New Hampshire continue to make only 78 cents to every dollar their male counterparts make. That’s simply […]

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Bill to Extend Positive Train Control Implementation Misses Chance to Make Rail Transportation Safer

Washington, DC—Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement about the Senate markup of the Positive Train Control (PTC) extension bill: “A five-year extension of the deadline by which Positive Train Control (PTC) technology must be implemented cannot be considered in a vacuum or in isolation. Rail employees, first responders, […]

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