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Congressional House Members Split On Omnibus Bill

  This week has been very busy in Washington as Congress created yet another manufactured crisis with threats to shut down the government over a divisive continuing resolution. The good news is that, for now, the government will remain open as the House passed a omnibus bill to fund the government for another year. The […]

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Crazier than Trump

You didn’t think That was possible? On Capitol Hill it is. So, what’s the point?  Congress has suddenly discovered that their control of the public purse, which they have been pretending not to value, is about to be supplanted by direct payments from the Treasury, untouched by Congressional hands. Why does that matter? Because if […]

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Pres. Obama’s Budget Puts Working Families And Education First

President Obama released his 2015 budget last week. He calls it “A Roadmap for Growth, Opportunity, and Fiscal Responsibility.” The White House says that “the Budget adheres to the 2015 spending levels agreed to in the Bipartisan Budget Act and shows the choices the President would make at those levels.  But it also shows how […]

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Senator Ayotte says (unofficially): Balance the budget on the backs of Federal Workers, not Military Veterans

Balance the budget on the backs of….. This week the Senate will vote on the bi-partisan budget deal that was crafted by Rep Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray.   Everyone has a bone to pick with this budget, but that will not going to keep it from passing. The budget bill has already passed the […]

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Working Families Can’t Afford Another Shutdown Style Crisis (by Richard Trumka & Mark Mackenzie)

By Mark MacKenzie and Richard Trumka Last month, we saw Washington at its worst. Driven by the Tea Party, Republican leaders, including Senator Ayotte, recklessly shut down our government and brought our nation to the brink of default. Ignoring voices of reason from working families across New Hampshire, some of our leaders in Congress listened […]

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6-10-13 AFT-NH Legislative Update By President Laura Hainey. Included SB100, HB1 and HB2, and More

LET THE GAMES BEGIN This past Thursday the State Senate attached SB 100: AN ACT authorizing electronic payment of payroll to HB 357: AN ACT prohibiting an employer from using credit history in employment decisions and authorizing electronic payment of payroll. HB 357 has strong support from labor, working families … Continue reading →

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NH Senate Play Parliamentary Politics With Your Paycheck

Last week we reported on how the NH House killed two bills (SB 100, SB 153) that were directly targeted at the NH Public Workers.   In a sneaky parliamentary trick the Senate added both these bills as amendments. “The Senate voted on 13-11 party line votes to add to these measures bills … Continue reading →

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Brace Yourself This May Hurt: NH Senate Moved Forward With Job Killing Budget

Yesterday labor leaders from throughout New Hampshire stood in the Legislative Office Building urging NH Senators to restore the proposed cuts to the NH Budget. Well as you have probably already heard the NH Senate passed their budget with millions in cuts.   Yesterday at the press conference NH AFL-CIO … Continue reading →

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