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NH Sen Stiles receives Impact Award for leadership on Special Education 

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office

SB 414 benefits Special Education students and local taxpayers


Concord, NH – Sen. Nancy Stiles (R-Hampton) today received the Impact Award from the NH Association of Special Education Administrators and the Parent Information Center. Stiles was recognized for her leadership on SB 414, which allows local school districts to benefit from the Medicaid-to-Schools Program.


“I am honored to receive the Impact Award. SB 414 will mean that New Hampshire special education students can benefit from the Medicaid-in-Schools program, and provides significant relief for local taxpayers who would otherwise have to shoulder the cost,” Stiles said. “I want to thank the Parent Information Center, our Special Education Administrators, and our Special Educators for all they do for our state’s special education students.”


Stiles was the lead sponsor of the legislation, chairs the Senate Education Committee that approved it, and shepherded SB 414 to the Governor’s desk. Without SB 414, federal Medicaid regulators would have ceased reimbursement for individualized education services geared to the needs of the child. SB 414 will save schools in Senator Stiles district over $475,000 a year.


The award inscription reads “Presented to Senator Nancy Stiles from the NH Association of Special Education Administrators and the Parent Information Center for making a difference in NH schools, children, and communities. In appreciation for your leadership on SB 414 to ensure that NH schools, children, and communities continue to benefit from the Medicaid-to-Schools program that provides millions of dollars of federal funding to NH school districts that otherwise would have to come from state or local sources.”

Caption- Sen. Nancy Stiles receives Impact Award from NH Association of Special Education Administrators and the Parent Information Center for her leadership on SB 414.


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CEI Today: Big Labor, Endangered Species Act, and who's the worst regulator?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
In the News Today


High Cost of Big Labor

The Unintended Consequences of Collective Bargaining

With high levels of unionization and no right-to-work laws, union presence has cost individuals more than $10,000 in income over the last 50 years. > Read more


See also:

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws
Understanding Public Pension Debt


ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT - RJ SMITH House Brings Transparency to Endangered Species Act, Still Needs to Protect Property Rights

Tuesday the House passed H.R. 4315, the 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act. This bill would require the Secretary of Interior to make publicly accessible on the Internet the best scientific and commercial data available justifying the listing of any new species on the Endangered Species List and any regulations regarding them.

This is another effort by the House to amend the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 -- one of the most disastrous laws ever passed by Congress.
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> Interview RJ Smith


WORST REGULATOR? - WAYNE CREWS Federal Agencies that Issue the Most Regulations

The top five Independent agencies in terms of rules in the Agenda pipeline are: Federal Communications Commission, Securities and Exchange Commmission, Office of Personnel Management, Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Social Security Administration.A little surprisingly, for the second time, the Environmental Protection Agency does not appear in the top five (it is sixth).
> Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

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ALG's Daily Grind - The IRS attacked pro-Israel groups 




July 30, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted. 

The IRS attacked pro-Israel groups
Long before the 2010 Citizens United, the IRS was already targeting in 2009 the tax-exempt applications of groups that were pro-Israel. 

'A dangerous expansion of Kelo'
Irvington, N.J. and Richmond, Calif. want to force banks to write down the principal owed on your house. But why would a bank ever make mortgages in those cities ever again?

2007: A great year for growing bad legislation like the ethanol mandate
"It may have been Bush who planted the ethanol mandate, but it is the Obama administration that is fertilizing it and keeping it alive, when it should be yanked out by its roots."

Jindal and Walker: What's Obama's problem with school choice?
"Why would the federal Department of Justice cite the Civil Rights Act and the specter of segregation to try and block a school choice program where more than nine in 10 participants come from racial minority groups?" Good question.