O’Connor self-funds campaign with $500,000 loan

Image: linkedin.com 1st District congressional candidate Shawn O’Connor described his initial fundraising results as “record-breaking.” He could have been referring to the $500,000 in personal funds he loaned to the campaign. In his first quarterly report filed with the Federal Election Commission, O’Connor reported total receipts of $591,645 and disbursements of $16,611, leaving the campaign […]

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April 16, 1947

2,300 tons of ammonium nitrate on board a ship docked in the port of Texas City detonate, setting off a chain reaction of explosions and fires on other ships and nearby oil storage facilities. At least 581 people were killed and thousands more were se…

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4-15-15 AFT-NH Legislative Update: The Budget 

The State budget is now in the hands of the Senate Finance committee. They have set up several meeting with agency heads (see below for the schedule). There have been many news articles stating that the Senate has several goals when putting together the budget: uphold previous commitments, including using dedicated money for its intended […]

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Senator Shaheen says: It’s Time To Put A Woman On The Twenty Dollar Bill

Yesterday, on Equal Pay Day, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Women on the Twenty Act, legislation that would direct the Secretary of the Treasury to convene a panel of citizens to recommend a woman whose likeness would be featured on a new twenty dollar bill. The legislation complements a grassroots campaign, Women on […]

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Over 5,000 Rally In Boston In The #FightFor15, Kicking Worldwide Day Of Action On Wages And Inequality

Massachusetts Kicked Off the Largest Ever Global Mobilization of Underpaid Workers Protest on Six Continents; Adjunct Professors, Home Care, Child Care, Transportation, Fast Food, Janitorial, and Walmart Workers to Rally Coast to Coast. Thousands of underpaid workers frustrated by low wages rallied, walked out in strike, and marched throughout the city of Boston yesterday to call for […]

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April 15, 1916

The American Federation of Teachers is founded in Chicago. In its first four years, the union chartered 174 locals. Today, the AFT has more than 3,000 local affiliates nationwide and more than 1.6 million members. Source Link The post April 15, 1916…

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Bill O’Brien slams Frank Guinta after congressman pleads for increased mental health funding

Image: Mark Nassal / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Speaking before the annual conference of the New Hampshire affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness last week, Congressman Frank Guinta made an emotional plea for increased state funding to help treat those with mental illness. Guinta, who has been a caregiver to a family member with […]

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On Equal Pay Day, Granite Staters Reminded of Kelly Ayotte’s Opposition to Paycheck Fairness

The NH Paycheck Fairness Act Passed the State Senate Unanimously, Yet Ayotte Has Voted Four Times Against the Paycheck Fairness Act in Washington Concord, N.H. – On Equal Pay Day, Granite Staters are reminded that despite the broad bipartisan support for the NH Paycheck Fairness Act (which passed unanimously in the State Senate), Kelly Ayotte […]

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Organizations and Small Businesses Call on Governor to Reject Business Tax Cuts, Voice Concern for State Budget

More than 40 organizations, including 18 small businesses, sign letter urging Governor to reject business tax cuts    Concord, NH – Representatives from New Hampshire’s small business, nonprofit, education and faith communities gathered in Concord today to speak against proposed business tax cuts. More than 40 organizations, including 18 small businesses, have signed a letter urging […]

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