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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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 [...]
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 [...]
Since some of you do not like to link, I am going to steal this whole post from KOS.
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, [...]
Good news! The New Hampshire Senate has voted to table HB 1677, Speaker O'Brien's new right-to-work bill. The bill could still be used as a bargaining chip before the end of the session, but this is a step in the right direction for the Senate, and a sign that the GOP has decided that attacking [...]
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 [...]
From Granite State Priorities: Wednesday, February 8, the Senate will vote on two constitutional amendments that Granite State Priorities opposes, CACR 6 and CACR 12 (see January 31 for committee details). CACR 6, requiring a 3/5 supermajority vote on taxes, fees and borrowing, would freeze our outdated revenue structure in place, forever. Senator Prescott believes [...]
Robert P. Odell, Jr., more commonly known in New Hampshire as Senator Bob Odell, wears many hats even though as long ago as 2002 he reported himself to the Federal Election Commission as living in Lempster and retired, presumably from a direct mail marketing company known as Odell, Roper and Simms. ORS, according to Janice [...]
Today’s Concord Monitor has a lovely piece about the current Committee of Conference going on about the NH budget. Once again, the House Republican members are trying to drop amendments into the budget at the last minute. Well, Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Morse took great exception to this under-the-table method, I spent months putting this [...]