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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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 in the last few years. It seems that every three to six months Congress is threatening to shut down the government if they do not make significant changes. Obviously this debate goes both ways. Right now the debate over the Continuing Resolution (CR) has turned … Continue reading →
Democratic Senator Tom Carper has moved the Postal Service one big step closer to extinction this weekend by introducing his new Postal Reform Act S 1486. Mr Carper a long time ally of wealthy corporate interests intends to drive the stake into the heart of the worlds best Postal Service. His bill on many levels closely resembles Congressman Issa’s HR 2748 which passed out of a House committee 10 days ago on a party line vote, with only GOP support. Carper’s S 1486 will allow the elimination of Saturday delivery in just one year. That itself will put the USPS in a … Continue reading →
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.
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 […]