Senate Democrats’ Comments on Unanimous Passage of Pro-Business and Pro-Worker Legislation

CONCORD – Senator Martha Fuller Clark and Senator Donna Soucy praised the unanimous passage of SB 254 and SB 255.  These bills will enable the legislature to look at how best to support the growing peer-to-peer businesses in our state while protecting the stability of our existing businesses, creating safeguards for our citizens, and expanding […]

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Living Within Our Means

The NH House Finance Committee is currently working on the state budget. They are outraged by the budget sent to them by Governor Hassan, and so the pushback begins. So far it contains every bit of cruelty that today’s Republican Party has ever wanted to inflict on the non-wealthy, and plenty more besides. NH’s infrastructure […]

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NH Senate Republicans Vote For Tax Giveaways And Force Massive Cuts To The State Budget

Today the Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 1, reducing the rate of the business profits tax, and Senate Bill 2, reducing the rate of the business enterprise tax. The Republican-led Senate voted to pass SB 1 & SB 2 on a party line vote of 14-10. “Because they are unwilling to consider reasonable revenue […]

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Federal Union Leader Says Senate Budget Plan Cuts Wages for Working People

Federal employees would see 5.5% pay cut under proposal, AFGE president says WASHINGTON – Federal employees would be on the hook for billions of dollars in cuts to their take-home pay and benefits under a budget plan issued today by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Judge Finds T-Mobile US Guilty of Maintaining Illegal Corporate Policies Against Workers Across the Country 

Judge Orders Policies Rescinded; T-Mobile US Must Advise Employees that the Company Has Violated Federal Labor Law Washington, D.C. — A judge at the National Labor Relations Board has found T-Mobile US guilty of engaging in nationwide labor law violations against workers. The unprecedented ruling comes following a rare move by the NLRB consolidating multiple […]

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Kuster Helps Reintroduce Bill to Lower Student Loan Interest Rates for Granite State Students

 Bill would allow students to refinance their loans at a lower rate  Washington, DC –  This morning, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped introduce the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, which would help students across the country refinance their loans at a lower rate. Kuster was an original cosponsor of this legislation last Congress, […]

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A former lawmaker’s unabashed racism

Image: facebook.com A former state Representative who made national headlines for his provocative rhetoric has posted a blatantly racist meme on Facebook. Jerry Bergevin (R-Manchester) posted the image, which actually depicts stacks of watermelons in a Mexican produce market, with the caption, “Downstairs at the While House.” The image was included with a link to […]

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NH-1 campaign follies: Does Shawn O’Connor have a Jon Huntsman problem?

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman stumbled out of the gate when he launched his 2011 presidential campaign. “Every detail of Jon Huntsman’s long-awaited campaign launch was meticulously planned,” reported ABC News’ Sarah Kunin, “except of course for one minor detail: the misspelling of the candidate’s name.” “John Huntsman for President,” read the press credentials distributed […]

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Granite State Rumblings: The Federal Budget Process And A Few Of The Proposed Cuts

I spent last week in Washington, DC. Two of those days I attended the National Association for the Education Young Children’s (NAEYC) public policy conference. We met with Congressional staff and advocated for programs that support young children and their families. It was a very full couple of days, but time well spent. And I […]

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