Event to be held Thursday, November 18th, in Concord
Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in partnership with the State Coordinating Council for Community Transportation is announcing the 2010 Community Transportation Summit. The Summit will feature speakers and presentations on the growing need for community transportation services in New Hampshire.
The Summit will also showcase the past year’s regional successes in community transportation by honoring various leaders, organizations and projects. This is an opportunity to learn more about New Hampshire’s progress in creating a system that will provide citizens with better access to transportation and services. The conference is being held at the Grappone Conference Center on Thursday, November 18th.
WHAT: 2010 Community Transportation Summit
WHEN: Thursday, November 18, 2010, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
WHERE: Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, NH
PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES & HIGHLIGHTS
· 9:15 AM Community Transportation in New Hampshire: Looking Back and Moving Forward
· 12:15 Lunch Keynote: Legislative Issues and National Trends in Community Transportation
· 2:00 Community Transportation in Region 1
· 2:45 Breakout Discussions § Organizational Development:
Sustaining a Coalition § Sustainable Communities:
Land Use and Transportation § Volunteer Driver Information and Networking
Union bosses claim to represent workers’ best interests, but their spending reports tell a different story.
CEI Studios' new video takes a closer look at the finanical reports of major unions.
Watch the video here.
New Jersey Gambling
Proposed legislation in New Jersey would allow Atlantic City casinos to offer online versions of their games for the first time.
"While it shouldn’t have taken a budget crisis to move this forward and the state should not be subsidizing the horse racing industry, it is a step toward freedom for individuals who wish to gamble. If other states follow New Jersey’s lead and legalized Internet gambling within their borders, states could enter into agreements that allow residents to gamble online at each other’s online casinos. It isn’t perfect, but it is better than a blanket ban."
George W. Bush recently said that he regrets not reforming Social Security.
"If Social Security were privatized, people would deposit their income with a bank. People actually save resources that businesses can invest. We, as true savers, get more resources in the future. [...]Remember, the purpose of actual saving is to allow you to consume more in the future — not today. Social Security retards this process, whereas privatized Social Security means actual saving. If people defer consuming some corn (GDP) today with a bank that lends it to someone to invest, then there will be more corn (GDP) tomorrow. This is the economics of Social Security."
We wanted to pass along the below breaking news from Texas Watchdog:
Federal stimulus funds 38,000 jobs in Texas, but some of those jobs cost more than $1 million apiece. Some agencies received millions in federal stimulus and created no jobs.
Read the Texas Watchdog story here
HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 17, 2010 --You might call it the Federal Stimulus' Million Dollar Jobs Club, except that in several instances you have millions of dollars, but no jobs.
There is the $4.4 million job through the block grant at the Texas Department of Rural Affairs. Or the $2.2 million job for the upkeep of National Guard property. The $23.1 million grants at the Texas Departments of Agriculture produced no jobs at all.
And for jobs that have been created there appear to be few contingency plans to keep them when the stimulus runs out.
See all of Texas Watchdog's exclusive reports by clicking here. See our daily reports by visiting our Watchdog Blog. Or go directly to the Texas Watchdog homepage.
Recent exclusive reports include:
"Senate Republicans are under no obligation to support nominees or provide political cover for the other side of the aisle."—ALG President Bill Wilson.
November 17th, 2010, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government (ALG) is encouraging Republicans in the Senate to filibuster the nomination of judicial nominees Goodwin Liu and Robert Chatigny, for the federal bench. The full Senate is expected to vote on these judicial nominees tomorrow.
"Senate Republicans are under no obligation to support nominees or provide political cover for the other side of the aisle," explained Bill Wilson, president of Americans for Limited Government (ALG).
"Goodwin Liu is an extra-constitutional thinker who believes that the eligibility requirements for ObamaCare and other 'welfare rights' are perfectly within the scope of courts to interpret," Wilson noted. "With him on the bench, a single-payer system could be just one court decision away. The American people cannot take that chance."
"Liu also has an expansive view of the Commerce Clause, and does not even hold as an 'absolute requirement' that an activity even be economic in order for it to be regulated. Guess what? That encapsulates all activity," Wilson explained.
"Robert Chatigny told the American people everything they needed to know when he did all in his power to prevent the execution of a convicted serial killer and rapist. He even overturned Connecticut's sex offender registry law, only to later have his own decision reversed," Wilson explained.
Americans for Limited Government has run ads urging Senate Judiciary Committee members to oppose Chatigny.
Wilson concluded, "These radical judicial picks, re-nominated by Obama, remind the American people of why judges matter. It is up to the Senate Republicans to put the brakes on nominees whose extralegal views warp and distort the Constitution and thus undermine the rule of law. America does not need more ideologues on the bench."
Senate to Reconsider Judicial Nominees Goodwin Liu and Robert Chatigny, Bill Wilson, September 22nd, 2010.
Goodwin Liu, Americans for Limited Government Nominee Alert, March 2010.
"Wonderland: The World According to Goodwin Liu," Bill Wilson, March 24th, 2010.
"Why Goodwin Liu is Important," ALG News Editorial, April 12th, 2010.
"Liu Guilty by Omission," Robert Romano, April 8th, 2010.
ALG Nominee Alert, Robert Chatigny, March 2010.
ALG Letter to U.S. Senate Against Judge Chatigny, June 21st, 2010.
"Editorial: Democrat Senate to Promote Rapist, Serial Killer Apologist to 2nd Circuit Court," ALG News, June 21st, 2010.