Governor Maggie Hassan Sworn in For Second Term as the 81st Governor of New Hampshire

Governor Hassan: “We must approach these next two years with a relentless focus on ensuring that every Granite Stater who works hard can find success.” CONCORD – Pledging to continue working across party lines to build an innovation economy that lifts up all Granite Staters, Governor Maggie Hassan today was sworn in for a second […]

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January 9, 1973

Workers making a minimum wage considerably lower than the poverty line at the Coronation Brick and Tile factory outside Durban, South Africa, begin what will be a successful strike. Workers in other sectors in the city and beyond followed suit, and by…

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GOP lawmaker: Anyone who voted for State House gun ban ‘is possibly NOT an American!’

Image: Scott Beale / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0  Yesterday, House lawmakers lifted a two-year ban on firearms on the State House floor and in the gallery. Rep. John Burt (R-Goffstown), who proposed the rule change, said he was concerned about what would happen “if a nut with a gun comes into this chamber.” Burt echoed the […]

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the FEC investigation vs. guinta is ongoing

Bob Perry has discovered that Congressman Guinta’s claim that he has been 100% cleared of complaints is 100% misleading: Though Mr. Guinta says he has been “100% cleared” of complaints lodged against him, the FEC Press Office released information to me refuting his claim and revealing a formal complaint filed with the FEC that is […]

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New Hampshire Residents Urged to Bring Cancer Stories to the State House

  Cancer is one of the most deadly diseases known to man.  Last year we lost long time union activist John McLaughlin to Leukemia. Battling cancer costs health providers approximately $90 billion a year and leads to higher healthcare costs for our members. The New Hampshire chapter of the American Cancer Society is looking for […]

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January 8, 1939

The first program of the Screen Guild Theatre radio show airs. Through the radio show – which ran until 1952 – Screen Actors Guild members raised money for the Motion Picture Relief Fund to build the Motion Picture Country House and Hospital, a retirement community and hospital for actors in need, located in Woodland Hills, […]

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AFL-CIO Announces Raising Wages Summits in Presidential Primary States

 Expanded Campaign in Seven Cities The first National Summit on Raising Wages definitively set the tone for political and economic action in the New Year. It generated an in-depth, diverse conversation and developed concrete steps for an expanded campaign to raise wages for working people. But above all, the summit proved America is beginning to […]

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January 5, 1933

Construction officially begins on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Safety netting suspended under the floor of the bridge from end to end saved the lives of nineteen workers; however, ten of the eleven deaths on the job occurred when a section…

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Senator Jeanne Shaheen Sworn In For A Second Term

(Washington, DC) – This afternoon U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was sworn in to serve her second, six-year term as New Hampshire’s senior senator by Vice President Joe Biden. In the 114th Congress, Shaheen will continue to serve on the Senate Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Relations, Appropriations, and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. “Serving the […]

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Progressive NH State Rep To Propose Minimum Wage Increase To $14.25 And Eliminating The “Tipped Minimum Wage”

Representative Jackie Cilley to introduce far-reaching minimum wage legislation Fmr. State Senator and Gubernatorial candidate returns to Concord to pursue middle-class agenda (Barrington, NH) After a four-year absence from the New Hampshire General Court, newly-returned Barrington representative Jackie Cilley announced that her first piece of legislation – and her chief priority in the coming session […]

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