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Scott Brown, money bags

Raymond Buckley, Chair of the New Hampshire Democrats, writes: Friend: Today, Scott Brown helicoptered into New Hampshire politics once again — this time writing a $10,000 check to the New Hampshire Republican Party. In 2012, Scott Brown raised more than $30 million from the same people who caused the government shutdown — Tea Party loyalists […]

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Senator Cruz Is Not The Only One Who Wants To Shut Down The Government Over The ACA

There are a lot of people talking about the upcoming showdown over the Affordable Care Act and the Continuing Resolution to keep the government running.  Without a budget or a Continuing Resolution the government will be forced to close up shop due to lack of funds. This has been the subject of many previous debates […]

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Stand with Whitehouse on the Carbon Threat

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has completely correctly identified carbon as the malefactor, whose presence in the atmosphere and in the oceans threatens the existence of life on earth. For some reason, Whitehouse is often a lone voice in the Senate, ignored by his colleagues as if he were crying wolf. Tell Senator Shaheen to pay attention. […]

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Strong Labor Opposition To Senate Bill 37 (The bill to restrict collective bargaining in NH)

When you talk about cutting collective bargaining rights for public employees, the labor unions come out in droves.  As they should. Thats why we form unions.  One solid voice to speak for the membership. Today was no different.  At the committee hearing for Senate Bill 37, “an act relative to management rights under collective bargaining” members […]

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NH Senate President Writes Legislation To End Collective Bargaining

After enduring two full years of constant attacks on the collective bargaining process, we thought that after the elections we would be safe.  We were wrong! Senate President Peter Bragdon, who is a strong supporter of Right To Work legislation, has introduced a bill that would effectively end collective bargaining for public employees, without actually […]

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A Democratic Senate Majority

UNH pollster Andy Smith wrote in a press release today: “Likely 2012 New Hampshire voters are also more likely to say they will vote for Democratic candidates for NH Senate than they have been in earlier polls. Currently, 42% say they will vote for the Democratic candidate from their district, 36% support the Republican candidate, […]

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NH Senate Committee Not Really Sure Why They’re Passing RTW Again

The Senate Commerce Committee has voted to pass the same version of the new so-called right-to-work bill that failed to pass the Legislature last year. Is it déjà vu? Groundhog Day? A calculated political maneuver? Or an admission of just how tired everyone is of Speaker O’Brien’s attempts to pass right-to-work at any cost? It […]

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