Press Releases

 

Thursday
May132010

NHDP Chair Ray Buckley's Statement on House Democrats' Proposal to Keep NH's Budget Balanced 

Concord - Today, House Democrats passed their proposal to keep the state's budget in balance.  NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement praising the efforts of Governor Lynch and Democrats in the House and the Senate for their ongoing hard work on this issue.
 
"Democrats in the House, Senate, and Governor's office are working diligently to come up with a serious solution to keep New Hampshire's budget in balance."
 
"The thoughtful and difficult discussion Democrats are having on this important issue stands in stark contrast to the intellectually bankrupt Republican Party." 
 
"It is shameful that Republicans can't even muster the minimal amount of integrity required to propose a real alternative or at least be honest with the public that they don't have one."
 
"If Republicans are incapable of putting the interests of the Granite State above their own political ambitions, they should step aside and let Democrats keep New Hampshire one of the lowest taxed, lowest spending, best places to live in the country."
 
"The absurdly vague recommendations proposed by Rep. Kurk are nothing more than political posturing. We can't solve the serious challenges facing our state with political slogans and half-baked ideas. His suggestions are insincere at best. At worst, they represent the clearest example to date of Republican's total disrespect for the taxpayers."

Thursday
May132010

SEIA Statement on Kerry-Lieberman Climate Change Bill 

 

Legislation has the potential to help diversify America’s energy supply with clean sources like solar while creating jobs from coast to coast

WASHINGTON, DC – Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) President and CEO Rhone Resch today released the following statement on the introduction of climate legislation by Senators John Kerry (D-MA), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT):
“While we’re still analyzing the 987-page bill, we’re pleased with the effort to place a price on carbon, an essential step in stopping global warming and stimulating greater deployment of renewable energy sources like solar. But to really make a difference, we need to ensure that any revenue from this legislation is targeted directly at deploying renewable energy like solar – an energy source that 92 percent of the Americans say they want greater use of, now.
“We also believe that for any climate legislation to succeed, it must embrace one of solar’s key strengths – its diverse applications. Distributed generation solar, like photovoltaics and solar water heating, as well as utility-scale solar power are both crucial to fighting climate change and should be rewarded for generating clean energy. These proven technologies have been working for decades and serve as one of the reliable ways to address global warming.
“Lastly, we hope to see protection for the voluntary renewables market. Under previous climate bills, no effort on the parts of homeowners and businesses to generate their own carbon-free energy was recognized in lowering the ‘cap.’ We hope that this major issue has been addressed and individuals have been empowered to have a real impact on the amount of pollution released into our environment.
“Senators Kerry and Lieberman deserve a great deal of credit for pushing ahead with these vitally important issues. We should not pass up this opportunity to move America’s clean energy economy forward. A well-structured bill that deploys more renewable energy will create stable, well-paying jobs, help achieve energy security, and fight global warming. We look forward to working with Congress and the Obama Administration to get the right policies passed into law.”
 
Background Materials
 
 
 
Solar Bill of Rights – http://www.SolarBillofRights.org
 

About SEIA:
Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association is the national trade association of the solar energy industry. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 members to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.  Learn more at www.seia.org.

Thursday
May132010

Daily News from the Veterans Today Network

Mike Leon and Jonathon Cooper

Arizona Strikes Again, Governor Signs Bill Targeting Ethnic Study Group
The Old South is Back

"Hey Boy" The Old South is Back with a Vengence
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill targeting a school district's ethnic studies program, hours after a report by United Nations human rights experts condemned the measure. State schools chief Tom Horne, who has pushed the bill for years, said he believes the Tucson school district's Mexican-American studies program teaches Latino students that they are oppressed by white people..
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Wednesday
May122010

NH DHHS Announces 1st Ever Seacoast Veterans Conference 5/13

Event to be held Thursday, May 13th, at Pease Air National Guard Base

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in partnership with the New Hampshire National Guard, the Rochester VFW and Long Term Care Partners, LLC will host the first-ever Seacoast Veterans Conference on Thursday, May 13th, in Building 149, 320 Newmarket St., at the Pease Air National Guard Base in Portsmouth.

The Seacoast Veterans Conference is part of a new effort by DHHS and the National Guard to help educate the civilian community about military culture, as well as assist in bringing military and civilian organizations together to serve veterans, service members and their families. There are 275 people registered to attend.

WHO: 275 New Hampshire Veterans and Service Providers
WHAT: Seacoast Veterans Conference
WHEN: Thursday, May 13, 2010, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
WHERE: Pease Air National Guard Base
Building 149, 320 Newmarket St.
Please stop at Bldg. 16 for escort through gate.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES & HIGHLIGHTS

9 AM Opening Ceremony – National Anthem and “Our Freedom Song” sung by Tenley Westbrook

9:45 AM Keynote Presentation from Gen. William Reddel, Adjutant General for the NH National Guard

10:45 AM Presentation from Nationally Recognized Dr. Mark Gilberton on Combat Survival Skills and Coming Home

1:30 Panel Presentation by 9 Veterans – WW II, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan (including female veterans, mothers of veterans and an Ex-POW Veteran)

3:25 PM Closing Ceremony – Flag Folding performed by Cub Scouts Pack 195



Wednesday
May122010

Guinta Announces His Carroll County Leadership Team of 50 Members

Manchester - Frank Guinta announced today the formation of his Carroll County Leadership Team. The former Mayor and current congressional candidate is truly grateful to have such an outpouring of support from such a dedicated group of grassroots community leaders. Guinta went on to comment, “This is the most important election of our lifetime. We need to balance our budget, cut spending, repeal the big government takeover of health care and restore trust in our government. The excitement amongst the grassroots is critical to winning a campaign in New Hampshire. With the help of dedicated folks like this we can and will win this election.”  

Our Carroll Country Leadership Team is lead by Small Business Owner and Former State Representative Carolyn Brown, North Conway, Conway Selectman and Former State Representative Crow         Dickenson, Center Conway, State Representative and US Air Force Veteran Joseph Fleck, Wakefield, State Representative Betsey Patten, Moultonborough, Former State Representative Henry         Mock, Jackson, Former Carroll County GOP Chairman Shane Mckinney, Conway, State Representative Stanley Stevens, Wolfeboro, State Representative David Knox, Wolfeboro, Conway Budget Committee Member and GOP Activist Ray Shakir, North Conway, Eaton Selectman and Former State Representative            Donald Philbrick, Eaton, Owner of the Lobster Trap Restaurant and Former Conway Selectmen Bill Cuccio, North Conway, GOP Activist and Business Owner   Lino  Avellani Center Ossipee  and Mr. Jack Dunbar, North Conway.

 

Carroll County Leadership

GOP Activist and Business Owner

Lino

Avellani

Center Ossipee

Conway Budget Committee Member and GOP Activist

Dan

Bacon

Center Conway

GOP Activist

Bob

Bird

Wolfeboro

Small Business Owner and Former State Representative

Carolyn

Brown

North Conway

Conservative Activist

Genevieve

Bumstead

North Conway

US Air Force Vietnam Veteran

Tom

Butcher

Freedom

Small Business Owner

Deirdre

Byers

Hale's Location

Former Carroll County Sheriff

Scott

Carr

Union

Owner of the Lobster Trap Restaurant and Former Conway Selectmen

Bill

Cuccio

North Conway

Conservative Activist

Ralph

DeRosa

Conway

Conway Selectman, Former State Representative

Crow

Dickenson

Center Conway

Mr.

John

Dunbar

North Conway

Mr.

Thomas

Enos

Intervale

GOP Activist

Patricia

Fleck

East Wakefield

State Representative and US Air Force Veteran

Joseph

Fleck

Wakefield

Conservative Activist

Philip

Gaeta

Center Conway

Conservative Activist

Carol

Gaeta

Center Conway

GOP Activist

Jim

Gallagher

Conway

GOP Activist

Theresa

Gallagher

Conway

GOP Activist

Joanne

Haight

Center Sandwich

GOP Activist

Frank

Hastings

North Conway

Mrs.

Janet

Hebb

Wolfeboro

US Navy Veteran

Lawrence

Hebb, Jr.

Wolfeboro

Mr.

Steve

Johnson

Wolfeboro

Mrs.

Rita

Johnson

Wolfeboro

State Representative

David

Knox

Wolfeboro

GOP Activist

Mark

Lucy

Silver Lake

Conservative Activist

Clark

McClure

Tuftonboro

GOP Activist

Donald

McGarity

Tamworth

Former Carroll County GOP Chairman

Shane

Mckinney

Conway

Mr.

Vincent

Merola

Wolfeboro

Former State Representative

Henry

Mock

Jackson

Mr.

Lenny

Moore

Wolfeboro

Mr.

Charles

Mundo

Wolfeboro

Owner of The Wolfe Trap Restaurant

Barbara

Naramore

Wolfeboro

State Representative

Betsey

Patten

Moultonborough

Eaton Selectman and Former State Representative

Donald

Philbrick

Eaton

Conservative Activist

Arnie

Schiegoleit

Jackson

GOP Activist

Robert

Scolamiero

Jackson

Conway Budget Committee Member and GOP Activist

Ray

Shakir

North Conway

Ms.

Jennifer

Sias

Madison

Conservative Activist

Marilyn

Stacy

Center Tuftonboro

State Representative

Stanley

Stevens

Wolfeboro

GOP Activist

Linda

Teagan

North Conway

GOP Activist

Robert

Therrian

North Conway

Former State Representative

Gary

Torressen

Moultonborough

Mr.

Thomas

White

Center Conway

Ms.

Danielle

Winters

Hale's Location

Conservative Activist

Bradley

Yasika

Wolfeboro

Conservative Activist

Liz

Yasika

Wolfeboro