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Public Employees: Speak Up Knowing You Are Protected!

Written by Terri D. Donovan, Esq., Director of Collective Bargaining and Field Services American Federation of Teachers-NH All of a sudden there are many meetings in our cities, towns and school districts consumed with budget hearings and deliberative sessions where funding decisions will be made about our schools and vital public services. You read the […]

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Senator Shaheen Says “We Cannot Play Politics With Dept. Of Homeland Security Funding”

At New Hampshire Information and Analysis Center (NHIAC), Shaheen highlights importance of homeland security resources for public safety and preparedness (Concord, NH) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this morning toured the New Hampshire Information and Analysis Center (NHIAC) to highlight the importance of approving homeland security funding for the remainder of this fiscal year in […]

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Granite State Rumblings: Talking Poverty (Part 1) — The Public Perception Of People Who Live In Poverty

I spent 4 days last week in several workshops listening and talking about poverty. The themes that ran through each workshop were basically the same. What is poverty? What are the causes of poverty? What are the pathways out of poverty? What is the public’s perception of the people who live in poverty? In future […]

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President Obama Proposes To Close Tax Loopholes For Wall Street, Corporations And The 1%, Boosting Credits For Middle Class

In the lead up to the State of the Union address, the President has put forward proposals to help strengthen the middle class and build on the progress we have made to create good jobs and grow our economy.  From proposing to make community college free for every responsible student and extending sick leave to […]

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NH Senate Democrats Condemn Sen. Paul’s Demonization Of Disabled Workers

Woodburn calls on Senator Kelly Ayotte & NH GOP Senate to Join Him CONCORD, NH — New Hampshire Senate Democrats condemn KY Senator Rand Paul’s comments suggesting half of the people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance are cheating the system faking a disability. “Senator Paul’s comments demonize injured workers who are getting only what they paid […]

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Republicans Vote To Block President Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration

Yesterday, the US House voted along party lines to block President Obama’s Executive Action on immigration and deferred deportations of those aspiring Americans currently residing in the US. The House voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security with a couple of major caveat’s.  The Immigration Policy Center reported: “The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved […]

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Support Grows For Patrick Arnold For Manchester Mayor

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today the Arnold for Mayor campaign announced the endorsements of sitting Aldermen Ron Ludwig and Barbara Shaw. “Patrick brings determination, passion and vision to his campaign for mayor of Manchester,” says Ludwig. “Patrick ran a strong campaign in 2013, focusing on issues most important to working families. I’m proud to support […]

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What Mitt Romney Taught Us About America’s Economy

With Mitt Romney edging ever-closer to another run at the Presidency, I figured it was time to re-hash what his 2012 campaign taught us. First, we learned that some folks are willing to to spend a whole lot of money to get “the right person” elected.  Sheldon Adelson, for instance, reportedly spent almost $150 million […]

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