AFT-NH Legislative Update 2-16-15: The Governor’s Budget, Dividends Tax, And Right To Work

Things are moving at the State House. The governor presented her budget on Thursday, with the theme of:  “Responsible Budget Builds on Bipartisan Progress to Encourage Innovation, Expand Middle Class Opportunity, Support Job-Creating Businesses, and Attract and Retain More Young People”. This year there will be many hard decisions that will need to be made […]

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VIDEO: Capitol Hill Rally Champions Government Workers as “Unsung Heroes”

AFGE members join with progressive unions, lawmakers to support government workers  WASHINGTON – A new video released today by the American Federation of Government Employees champions government employees as the unsung heroes of the American workforce who provide valuable programs and services to the public. “Our members are the workers. They do the work, they perform […]

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SEN. Martha Fuller-Clark: Corporate Tax Cuts: The Solution in Search of a Problem

When you’ve spent as much time in the New Hampshire legislature as I have, you are used to seeing solutions proposed to problems yet to arise. This session is no exception. Currently, Senate Bills One and Two are pending in the Senate championed by some as needed to enhance our business climate. While these bills would modestly […]

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Lawmaker spreads anti-vaccine disinformation

Image: Natural News As the measles outbreak linked to Disneyland expands, a New Hampshire state lawmaker is promoting discredited, anti-vaccine myths. Rep. Max Abramson (R-Seabrook), who moved to the Granite State as part of the Free State Project, posted a link to a story on Natural News that claims vaccines contain dangerous levels of mercury, […]

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SEA/SEIU Local 1984 – Response to Governor Maggie Hassan’s Budget Address

Governor Hassan has presented a fiscally responsible budget; and the members of SEA/SEIU Local 1984 are thankful for that. We note that she proposed an honest and realistic budget that makes these investments without back of the budget cuts or one time gimmicks. This budget is lean, yet it prioritizes the critical pieces of state […]

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Letter To The Editor: The Shadows that Follow Congressman Guinta

Reference Election 2014, the Associated Press (AP) just reported that Congressman Guinta has new problems. “U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta is once again on the radar of the Federal Election Commission for failing to follow campaign finance disclosure rules.” And last fall, candidate Guinta stated in a political ad that Carol Shea-Porter was lying, that he was “100 percent” cleared […]

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Applauding Currency Manipulation Bill

“The Currency Undervaluation Investigation Act (Senate Bill) and the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act of 2015 (House Bill) are critical to creating and retaining good manufacturing jobs in America.  Enacting these bills will ensure that we have the tools to address and end destructive currency manipulation by other governments. This unfair practice distorts the […]

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2-11-15 AFT-NH Legislative Update: Combating Revenue Shortfalls With New Legislation (HB 634) And More

This past week the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on HOUSE BILL 634-FN-A;AN ACT relative to applying the interest and dividends tax to trusts, increasing exemptions, and extending the tax to capital gains; and relative to homeowners property tax relief. AFT-NH spoke in support of this bill. Dramatic revenue shortfalls are having […]

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Raising The Minimum Wage Helps Seniors And Boosts The Social Security Trust Fund

Testimony On Raising The Minimum Wage From Lucy Edwards, President of the NH Alliance For Retired Americans The following statement was e-mailed to the House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee for the hearing on the minimum wage bills. While retirement security may not be the first thing that you consider when you think about […]

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