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Tuesday
Mar312015

NHGOP WELCOMES GOVERNOR MARTIN O'MALLEY TO THE GRANITE STATE 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on Governor Martin O'Malley's trip to New Hampshire:

"
Granite Staters expect potential presidential candidates to earn their vote and participate in robust and competitive primaries. It is unfortunate that the leadership of the New Hampshire Democrat Party has insulted New Hampshire's time-honored political process by suggesting that credible candidates like Governor O'Malley should not even have the opportunity to stand on the same stage and debate Hillary Clinton. 


"The New Hampshire Republican State Committee understands that it's up to grassroots activists, not party insiders, to select the nominees of each party. We welcome Governor O'Malley to the Granite State and regret that he has been disrespected by Democrats party leaders who are blatantly attempting to stamp out a serious primary challenge to Hillary Clinton."

Tuesday
Mar312015

CEI Today: Suing McDonald's, King v Burwell, greenhouse gas emissons, and more 

Monday, March 30, 2015
In the News Today

 

KING V. BURWELL - LAWSON BADER
 

Reason TV: The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court
 
Lawson Bader, president of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), the organization behind the latest Supreme Court challenge to President Obama's signature health care law, sat down with Reason TV's Nick Gillespie to discuss King v. Burwell, how Obamacare could "implode" if the court agrees with CEI's interpretation of the law, and his prediction on how the justices will rule. > View the Reason TV interview

> Interview Lawson Bader

 

JOINT EMPLOYER PROBLEMS - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

 

Suing McDonald's
 
Today, the National Labor Relations Board commences over sixty consolidated lawsuits by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and union front groups such as the Fast Food Workers Committee against McDonald’s. The suits claim franchisor McDonald’s USA and certain franchisees jointly employed and retaliated against protesting workers. If the government forces this new "joint employer" status on employers, it would have a huge impact not just on employers but consumers, small business entrepreneurs, labor union power, and litigation, says CEI labor policy expert Aloysius Hogan.
 
 
 

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS 

 

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change Effects
 

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, on behalf of 14 other pro-market organizations, last week submitted a joint comment letter critiquing on the Counsel for Environmental Quality’s proposal to require a National Environmental Policy Act analysis of project-related greenhouse gas emissions and climate change effects. > Read the letter


ARESENIC IN WINE - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Arsenic in Wine: Dangerous or Beneficial?

Arsenic levels in wine are still too low to have any significant adverse impacts, and ironically, such small amounts might even have health benefits.
 > Read more


> Interview Angela Logomasini 
 

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Tuesday
Mar312015

NH DHHS - “Ask the Question” Program Launched To Better Serve NH Veterans, Service Members and Their Families

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

(DHHS), Division of Community Based Care Services, Bureau of Community

Based Military Programs has awarded the Ask the Question Outreach and

Education contract to Easter Seals NH. This $1.3 million contract, approved

by Governor Maggie Hassan and the Executive Council on March 25th, will

include a statewide campaign that will encourage healthcare agencies,

social service organizations, and other groups, organizations, and agencies

to ask the question, “Have you ever served in the military?” The funding is

provided by the Department’s Balancing Incentive Program.



Of the 115,000 veterans residing in New Hampshire, only 30,000 receive

their healthcare at the VA Medical Center. Not all veterans are eligible

for care through the Veterans Administration and some veterans choose not

to seek care there. The Ask the Question campaign provides an opportunity

to educate and engage the civilian sector in understanding our military and

better serving this population. Today, this question is not included on the

vast majority of health history forms in our State, nor is it routinely

included when people access other community programs and services.



This campaign will not only Ask the Question, but it will also educate

providers about referral pathways and identify resources when a veteran

answers “yes” to the question. The initiative can help lead to more

accurate diagnoses and also identify whether a veteran is eligible for VA

healthcare services and benefits.



The catalyst behind this initiative came through the efforts of the NH

Legislative Commission on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). “We need to improve access to care and

quality of care for our veterans,” said Jo Moncher, Chair of the Commission

on the PTSD and TBI and Bureau Chief of Community Based Military Programs

for DHHS. “We cannot improve access to care unless we know where our

veterans are receiving care. Asking the question, ‘Have you served?’ is a

simple step that can open the door to greater care, treatment, and

understanding.”



“Our Department is pleased to award this contract to Easter Seals NH,” said

DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas. “Easter Seals has been providing care

coordination to our veterans, service members, and their families for

nearly a decade, and concurrently building a strong philanthropic movement

through Veterans Count to meet veterans’ emergency financial needs.”



Easter Seals has engaged Catchfire Creative, LLC to design the media and

messaging for the Ask the Question campaign, and will carry out “boots on

the ground” outreach and education to a wide range of providers statewide

through an inter-agency partnership that includes the Family Resource

Center at Gorham and the statewide network of ServiceLink Resource Centers.



“Easter Seals and our partners are honored to collaborate with the NH

Department of Health and Human Services on this initiative that will engage

and educate service providers throughout the State about the importance of

connecting in significant ways with those who have served our country,”

said Easter Seals NH President and CEO Larry Gammon. “We have a strong

history of serving veterans and are eager to continue this important and

life-changing work.”



”New Hampshire has the fifth largest concentration of military veterans in

the nation,” said Major General Bill Reddel, the Adjutant General of the

New Hampshire National Guard. ”Many of them do not use the resources

available to them such as medical, behavior and educational benefits. By

asking the question, ‘Have you ever served or has someone in your family

served?’ you will help point our veterans and their families in the right

direction, to the help they need and deserve.”



“I encourage healthcare and social service professionals as well as law

enforcement, institutions of higher learning and other civilian agencies to

Ask the Question,” Reddel said. ”Help give our veterans the care they have

earned."



The Ask the Question Campaign is dedicated to Lt. Col. Stephanie Riley, a

former nurse with the NH Air National Guard and a strong advocate and

leader for Ask the Question. Lt. Col. Riley died of lung cancer in December

of last year, but her message and spirit continue to create positive change

within our State.


Tuesday
Mar312015

NH House - Budget Briefing document 

HOUSE BANNER

Here is a link to the Budget Briefing document that was handed out to the members of the NH House this morning at the Budget Hearings. 

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/LBA/Budget/operating_budgets/2016_2017/Final%20House%20Finance%20Briefing%203-30-15.pdf

Tuesday
Mar312015

Tuesday, March 31 in the NH House 

Tuesday, March 31 in the NH House 

COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS, Room 302, LOB

10:00 a.m.       SB 105, relative to child-resistant packaging for tobacco products and establishing a committee to study revising the indoor smoking act.

11:00 a.m.       SB 155-FN-A, establishing a recovery fund for victims of the Financial Resources Mortgage (FRM) fraud and continually appropriating a special fund.

1:15 p.m.        SB 219-FN, relative to breastfeeding.

2:15 p.m.        SB 178, relative to optometrist participation in vision insurance plans.

2:45 p.m.        Subcommittee work session on SB 110-FN, establishing the administrative supervision act.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY, Room 204, LOB

10:00 a.m.       SB 106-FN, restricting the sale or possession of synthetic drugs.

1:00 p.m.        SB 40-FN, including a viable fetus in the definition of "another" for the purposes of certain criminal offenses.

                        Executive session on pending legislation may follow.

EDUCATION, Room 207, LOB

9:30 a.m.         SB 195-FN, encouraging instruction in cursive handwriting and memorization of multiplication tables.

10:00 a.m.       SB 151-FN, requiring inclusion of home educated pupils in the definition of average daily membership in attendance.

10:30 a.m.       SB 265-FN, establishing the achieving a better life experience (ABLE) savings account program.

11:15 a.m.       Executive session on SB 71, relative to the administration of glucagon injections for children in schools, SB 166, relative to facilitated individualized education program meetings and SB 194-FN, relative to epinephrine administration policies in postsecondary educational institutions.

1:00 p.m.        Executive session on SB 69, establishing a commission to study social impact bond funding for early childhood education for at-risk students, SB 101, prohibiting the state from requiring implementation of common core standards, SB 151-FN, requiring inclusion of home educated pupils in the definition of average daily membership in attendance, SB 195-FN,  encouraging instruction in cursive handwriting and memorization of multiplication tables, and  SB 265-FN, establishing the achieving a better life experience (ABLE) savings account program.

ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE, Room 303, LOB

10:00 a.m.       SB 148, relative to the shellfish inspection program.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATION, Room 306, LOB

10:00 a.m.       SB 104-FN, relative to licensure of research organizations by the pharmacy board.

11:00 a.m.       SB 125-FN, relative to certification and licensure for mold assessment or remediation services.

1:00 p.m.        Executive session on  SB 161, relative to the wellness and primary prevention council, SB 250, relative to the jurisdiction and voting procedures of the executive branch ethics committee, and SB 259-FN-L, (New Title) relative to place of assembly licenses.

FISH AND GAME AND MARINE RESOURCES, Room 307, LOB

10:15 a.m.       Subcommittee work session on SB 70, relative to the processing of lobster tails.

11:00 a.m.       Executive session on SB 70, relative to the processing of lobster tails, and SB 181, relative to registration fees for hunter education programs of the fish and game department.

HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES AND ELDERLY AFFAIRS, Room 205, LOB

9:00 a.m.         Subcommittee work session on SB 56, establishing a commission to study oversight, regulation, and reporting of patient safety and health care quality issues.

10:30 a.m.       SB 67, establishing a commission to study opioid misuse in New Hampshire.

1:00 p.m.        SB 112, requiring the Medicaid managed care program to cover telemedicine services.

2:00 p.m.        SB 187, allowing a patient to designate a caregiver upon entry to a medical facility.

JUDICIARY, Room 208, LOB

10:00 a.m.       SB 149, relative to nonpublic sessions under the right-to-know law.

11:00 a.m.       SB 44, relative to nonpublic sessions of public bodies under the right-to-know law.

1:00 p.m.        SB 14, making technical corrections to the laws relative to the judicial council and repealing a limitation on compensation of counsel for indigent defendants.

1:30 p.m.        SB 91, relative to appointment of counsel for indigent defendants.

2:00 p.m.        SB 94, relative to documents filed electronically with a court under oath.

2:30 p.m.        SB 12, relative to jurisdiction over surrogacy cases under RSA 168-B.

RESOURCES, RECREATION AND DEVELOPMENT, Room 305, LOB

10:30 a.m.       Subcommittee work session on SB 38, establishing a commission to develop a land conservation plan.

11:15 a.m.       Subcommittee work session on SB 80, relative to the state trails plan and establishing a committee on rail trails.

1:00 p.m.        SB 168, relative to the duties of the commissioner of the department of environmental services.

1:30 p.m.        SB 172, relative to the size limitations of off highway recreational vehicles.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENERGY, Room 304, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Committee briefing by Meredith Hatfield, NH Office of Energy & Planning on the status of divestiture legislation.

1:00 p.m.        Continued public hearing on SB 117-FN-L, relative to energy security and diversity.

WAYS AND MEANS, Room 202, LOB

10:00 a.m.       Subcommittee work session on SB 211-FN, relative to taxation of employee leasing companies under the business enterprise tax.

11:00 a.m.       Subcommittee work session on SB 134-FN, relative to the escheat of United States savings bonds.