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Granite State Rumblings: New Rankings on Child Homelessness

The following is a compilation of information and direct quotes from the National Center on Family Homelessness, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and an article in the Huffington Post by David Crary and Lisa Leff of the Associated Press. America’s Youngest Outcasts, a new report prepared by The National Center on Family Homelessness, ranks […]

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What would YOU do with $707 billion?

Goldman Sachs just weighed in with their predictions for next year’s economy. They expect “only a modest growth in business investment”… but a whopping increase in the amount of money corporations will spend buying back their own stock. (Corporations buy back their own stock to increase per-share prices.  Many CEOs get paid more, if the […]

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AFL-CIO Releases An Election Night Survey Of What Union Members Were Voting On

FROM HART RESEARCH ASSOCIATES Election Night Voter Survey of 803 general election voters in  11 Senate battleground states. The 11 States surveyed are as follows: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, New Hampshire  For a link to survey highlights visit: http://bit.ly/1s5rhMa This election was about the economy: Asked to choose one […]

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NH Economic Development Program

Whether our political subdivisions ought to be in the business of promoting business is questionable. Well, at least, Republicans have long asserted that government should stay out of business, even as they rely almost exclusively on the currency our federal government provides. I guess what they mean is that they want to use it, but […]

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NH AFL-CIO Pres MacKenzie: Casino Bill Means Good Jobs And Serious Revenue

As president of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO, the largest labor organization in the state, I speak to legislators and community leaders every day about the difficulties facing our state’s working families as we continue to struggle in the aftermath of the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression. Now is the time for our elected […]

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Raising The Minimum Wage, Increases Employment And One City Proved It

Tens of thousands of hard working Granite Staters are currently working and doing their best to survive in minimum wage jobs.  The time has come to raise the minimum wage. The debate over raising the minimum wage has been raging throughout the United States since the minimum wage was first instituted in 1938.  The debate […]

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The Rules change that could end gridlock in the US House

Record dysfunction in Congress: it’s NOT just the Senate, and NOT just the filibuster. Republican extremists in the House have also been using parliamentary tricks to block legislation – including bills that had bipartisan support and would have passed if our elected Representatives were actually allowed to vote. “The use of ‘closed rules’ has excluded […]

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