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Wednesday
May272015

NH Senate Finance votes to grow jobs in New Hampshire 

Concord, NH – Today, the Senate Finance Committee voted to help increase job growth in New Hampshire by reducing the state’s Business Enterprise Tax and the Business Profits Tax, providing tax relief to business employing 95% of New Hampshire’s private sector workforce. The Committee voted to lower the BPT from 8.5% to 8.3%, and to reduce the BET from 0.75% to 0.725% in 2017. Both taxes would drop twice over the next four years, with the BPT ending at 7.9% and the BET at 0.675% by 2020.

The Senate Finance Committee also passed an increase for the Research and Development Tax Credit to $7 million dollars, more than tripling the amount available to businesses, as part of the budget proposal.

“We have done a great job in providing funding for the state’s most vulnerable citizens in this budget proposal by restoring cuts to Meals on Wheels, Service Link, the Development Disability Waitlist, and other critical services, while also maintaining a balanced budget that lives within our means.  While taking care of those most in need is a priority, it is also crucial that we help grow jobs in New Hampshire,” said Senate President Chuck Morse (R-Salem).  

“New Hampshire has some of the highest business taxes in the country and by reducing these rates, we expect to see Granite State business owners create new jobs and provide pay raises to their employees living and working here,” said Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro), who sponsored legislation to reduce the Business Profits Tax and increase the Research and Development Tax Credit.

“Lowering business tax rates and increasing resources for businesses to conduct research and development initiatives will not only provide a much needed, long-term incentive for companies to grow their business in the State, but it will also drive the economy for more than 32,000 small business owners, and attract new businesses to move here. Overall, these critical business priorities will restore the strong foundation for an energized economy in the state of New Hampshire,” Bradley added.

“New Hampshire’s corporate taxes rank 48th in the country, and if we don’t lower them, we will soon be the highest in New England. That stifles economic growth, and the Senate has been committed to helping improve New Hampshire’s economy,” said Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford), prime sponsor of legislation lowering the Business Enterprise Tax.

“I am thankful for the Senate Finance Committee’s vote to include lower business tax rates in the Senate budget proposal, and for their support of creating jobs in the state. By making these reductions, we are allowing business owners to devote their resources to growing their businesses and creating new job opportunities,” Sanborn continued. 

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Wednesday
May272015

CEI Today: EPA ditching coal mandate?, EU climate policy, and reining in regulation 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
In the News Today

 

EPA DITCHING COAL MANDATE?

 
Daily Caller: Sources: EPA Ditches Mandate That Coal Plants Install Non-Existent Coal Technology
 
The EPA may be trying to avoid a political disaster before the rollout of major regulations limiting carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants. Sources say the agency has dropped a key requirement that coal plants install carbon capture technology. > Read the Daily Caller article
 

EU CLIMATE POLICY - MARLO LEWIS

 

EU Climate Policy: Unsustainability Update

 

Under current climate and energy policies, global emissions are projected to increase by 67% between 2010 and 2050. To reduce emissions 60% below 2010 levels, emissions must decline a whopping 76% below the baseline projection. What must industrial and developing countries do, respectively, to meet the 60-by-50 target?  > Read more

PLAN TO REIN IN REGS - WAYNE CREWS

 

The Hill: GOP senator wants to create panel to rein in regs
 
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) is planning to introduce a resolution Wednesday to create a committee to review rules enacted by federal agencies.
 
The Regulation Sensibility Through Oversight Restoration, or RESTORE, Resolution would establish a Joint Select Committee to review new rules, hold hearings on the effects of those already in place and recommend ways to reduce regulatory overreach. According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, federal regulation and intervention cost American consumers and businesses an estimated $1.88 trillion in 2014.   > Read The Hill article 

MORE IN THE NEWS
 

Saving the Bees vs. Pork Barrel Spending

 

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Washington, DC

 

The Constitutional Limits of the
Endangered Species Act

What limits does the Constitution place on federal regulations under the ESA? Should Congress resolve that issue instead of the courts? Would endangered species be better protected or worse off if PETPO prevails in court or S. 1142 is enacted?
> RSVP & more info: KAP@pacificlegal.org
 

https://cei.org/ceidinner
2015 Dinner and Reception

JUNE 11

 

Join us for CEI’s Bourbon and BBQ Bash: Liberty served smooth and smokin’

 

    

 

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TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS

Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 

 

The State of
Freedom in the UK

 


A Cato Institute discussion on the outcome of the election and what it means for the state of freedom in the UK, featuring CEI's Iain Murray and other experts > View it on cato.org
 






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Wednesday
May272015

Wednesday, May 27 in the NH House 

HOUSE BANNER

Wednesday, may 27  in the nh house

HOUSING ACTION NH, State House Cafeteria

8:00 a.m.      Breakfast and award presentation

CAPITAL BUDGET OVERVIEW COMMITTEE (RSA 17-J:2), Room 201, LOB

12:00 p.m.    Regular meeting.

ELECTION LAW, Room 308, LOB
9:30 a.m.      Continued executive session for SB 179, relative to eligibility to vote.
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION, Room 306, LOB

10:00 a.m.    Full committee work session to consider Senate amendments to House Bills.

2:30 p.m.      Subcommittee work session on retained bill HB 475, prohibiting the state from engaging in acts of civil forfeiture.

GUARDIAN AD LITEM BOARD (RSA 490-C:1), Room 103, LOB
10:30 a.m.    Special meeting.

LONG-RANGE CAPITAL PLANNING AND UTILIZATION (RSA 17-M:1), Room 201, LOB

11:15 a.m.    Regular meeting.

Tuesday
May262015

NH House Tuesday Press Conferences 

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Press Conference

Tuesday, May 26

 

10:00 a.m.

Legislative Office Building (Lobby)

RE:  Granite Staters for Common Sense Immigration

Contact: Rep. Pamela Z.Tucker

 

 

Noon

Legislative Office Building (Lobby)

RE:  Women's Defense League of NH

Contact: Susan Olsen

Tuesday
May262015

AFP - If the government bought your BBQ... 

afp wide

 

Federal government budget per day = $10.4 billion.
Number of people living in America = 318.9 million.

We know the federal government spends way too much. So, what would it look like if they spent just one day's budget and bought every American's Memorial Day BBQ? How much food would you have to cram in to cover just your share of the government's spending?

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To recap, that means you can afford to eat 4 hamburgers, 22 hotdogs, 11 drumsticks, 3 ears of corn, over 14 pounds of side items, and over 4 liters of beverages all on just your share of the federal government's one-day budget!

We don't need bigger pants in Washington, we need to tighten belts! This Memorial Day, tell the federal government to cut back on the pork!


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