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Friday
Jul312009

Daily News from the Veterans Today Network 

Veterans Disability System Needs Reform

PANEL AGREES ON NEED TO REFORM VETERANS' DISABILITY SYSTEM

 

Chairman Akaka encouraged by Administration's willingness to admit shortcomings; witnesses suggest solutions to claims processing challenges

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Witnesses testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs agreed today on the need to reform the veterans' disability compensation system. Chairman Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI) heard from representatives of the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, Disabled American Veterans, and a law professor to discuss disability claims processing. The Government Accountability Office presented previously unpublishedfindings on claims processing from an ongoing review of disability compensation.

 

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Thursday
Jul302009

SENATE REPUBLICAN STATEMENT ON COURT RULING TO BLOCK USE OF JUA FUNDS 

Concord, NH – Today, Senate Minority Leader Peter Bragdon released the following statement regarding the Belknap Superior Court ruling that Governor Lynch's plan to seize $110 million dollars from the private Joint Underwriting Association (JUA) to balance the budget was unconstitutional.

 

"Senate Republicans applaud the Court's ruling to prevent the unconstitutional raid on private funds.

 

"Responsible leadership would have held the line on spending, just as New Hampshire families are doing with their own budgets. Instead Governor Lynch and the Democrat-controlled legislature raised total spending by $1 billion. If tough but necessary spending cuts were made, there would have been no need to try to steal money from a private organization.

 

"I once again call on Governor Lynch and the Democratic Leadership to immediately bring the legislature back into session to deal with this $110 million hole in the state budget. Delaying this process through appeals will only exacerbate disastrous fiscal problems facing the State of New Hampshire.”

 

Thursday
Jul302009

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Thursday
Jul302009

CPR-ACTION COMMENTS ON JUA RULING 

Says Governor and Legislature's Idea was Ridiculous from the Beginning

 

 

Manchester - Reacting to the decision todayby Justice Kathleen McGuire prohibiting the state from taking the Joint Underwriting Association (JUA)funds, CPR-Action Executive Director, Kevin Smith commented:

 

"It was ridiculous for Governor Lynch and the Legislature to think they could just 'steal' from the JUA account to balance the state budget, which has ironically now cost the state more in legal fees than had they just not done it. As before, we encourage the Governor and theLegislature to find additional cuts and efficiencies in the state budget so that a moreresponsible budget can becrafted."

 

Thursday
Jul302009

NHGOP STATEMENT ON COURT REJECTING LYNCH'S THEFT OF JUA MONEY 

CONCORD – Today, former New Hampshire Governor and Republican State Committee Chairman John H. Sununu released the following statement on the Superior Court’s decision to block Governor Lynch’s attempted raid on the New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association (JUA) Fund:

 

“It’s not surprising that the court did the right thing and blocked Governor Lynch’s attempted theft of the JUA surplus funds. The court’s decision confirms that the Democrats’ budget is a real disaster for the State of New Hampshire.”

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE COURT’S DECISION TO BLOCK LYNCH’S THEFT OF THE JUA FUNDS