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Friday
Apr242009

NH Commonsense - NH Senate Committee Passes Medical Marijuana Bill, 4-1 

Bill Heads to Full Senate with Committee's Recommendation to Pass

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE — The New Hampshire Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 4-1 today to recommend passage of a bill that would protect seriously ill patients from arrest for using medical marijuana with their doctor's recommendation.

Last month, the bill, HB 648, passed in the full House in a bipartisan 234-138 vote that included 45 Republicans. Today's vote came after the committee heard hours of testimony last week from patients, lawmakers and members of the law enforcement community who favored the bill.

"This vote shows that the committee listened to patients like me and understood that we aren’t criminals," said Clayton Holton, a Somersworth resident who uses medical marijuana to treat symptoms of muscular dystrophy. "I can only hope the full Senate takes the committee's lead and passes this bill."

Thirteen states already have similar laws allowing patients with certain life-threatening or debilitating conditions to use medical marijuana if their doctor recommends it. Michigan became the latest last November when 63 percent of the state's voters passed a medical marijuana ballot initiative. In the 11 states that have had medical marijuana laws long enough to collect data on youth marijuana use rates, all have seen those rates decline since establishing such a law. In some, including California – whose law is far looser than the bill under consideration in the New Hampshire Senate – that decline has been dramatic.

"When the full Senate takes up this bill, they can be sure they're considering one of the most tightly written, carefully controlled medical marijuana laws in the nation," said Matt Simon, executive director of NH Common Sense. "There is absolutely no reason we can't protect our most vulnerable, suffering citizens who rely on doctor-recommended medical marijuana. If the full Senate considers the same evidence that was heard by this committee, we trust that it will also decide that these seriously ill patients aren’t criminals."

The bill is co-sponsored by Sen. Martha Fuller Clark (D-Portsmouth) and Sen. John Gallus (R-Berlin). A 2008 Mason-Dixon poll showed that 71 percent of state voters support such a law, including the majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents.

Friday
Apr242009

Cornerstone Policy Research - Breaking News on Marriage and Bathroom Bills

***Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted by a vote of 3-2 to NOTrecommendtheGenderless Marriage Bill***

***The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-0 to NOT recommend the 'Bathroom Bill'***

The Senators voting AGAINST Same-sex marriage were:
Senator Letourneau - 271-2118
Senator Roberge - 472-8391
Senator Reynolds - 536-5553

The Senators Voting for Same-sex Marriage were:
Senator Lasky - 888-5557
Senator Houde - 504-2744

Please call and THANK the Senators who votedTO PROTECT MARRAIGEfor listening to the MAJORITY of NH Citizens!

The next step is that the FULL SENATE will vote on the recommendations of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

IT IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE TO CONTACT YOUR SENATOR TODAY AND ASK THEM TO UPHOLD THE COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATIONS!!

Write Your Senator HERE

Call you Senator by looking up their number HERE

We're almost there - don't let up now!!!

Friday
Apr242009

Bradley For State Senate - Thank You 

What a great victory we had on Tuesday. It was obvious from the election results that people have had enough of what is going on in Concord -- the taxes, the spending, and the passage of legislation on social issues that do not reflect our New Hampshire values.

Yesterday I went to the statehouse to join my new colleagues and to roll up my sleeves and get to work! I am hoping that the official swearing in will happen in the next few days but I'll keep you posted.

Most importantly, I want to thank you for all the support you have given me to make this campaign successful. The many volunteer hours you spent phone banking, going door to door, poll standing, and the financial help made this a true grassroots victory, and for that I am truly grateful. Together, we made a strong statement -- that we didn't like the direction the state was going in and we wanted to change it!

As I begin my work in the state senate, I will keep you posted on what is happening. The website, JebforStateSenate.com will remain up and active, and as we move forward, please give me your thoughts and comments so I can represent your concerns in the Senate.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you again for your friendship and support.

Best,

Jeb

P.S. There is another opportunity to make a difference and help put a stop to the radical social and tax agenda of the Democrats, there is another special election on Tuesday April 28th for the State Legislature in Rockingham County District 4 representing Salem and Windham. Our Republican Candidate Marilinda Garcia needs your help. I am going to do everything I can to help send Marilinda to Concord because I know we can count on her to be a str ong voice in the NH House for lower taxes, lower spending and traditional family values. Please join me in supporting Marilinda for the State Legislature. Please visit her website here and consider making a contribution to her campaign, or contact BJ Perry at (603)225-9341 to volunteer. Marilinda needs help going door to door and phone banking, another Republican victory will send a clear signal to the Democrats that enough is enough and bring us one step closer to regaining a Republican majority in Concord!

 

Friday
Apr242009

CHQ - It's Time for Napolitano to Go 

House Conservatives Demand DHS Director Janet Napolitano Resign


Newsmax - House conservatives are calling for Department of Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano to resign because of an official report that labels conservatives and veterans as potential terrorists. Many conservative members of the Republican Study Committee are putting pressure on party leaders to oust Napolitano.

 

Daily Lickskillet: What industry is going to get it next? Read today's Lickskillet comic here to find out more.

Other articles in News From The Front:

 

Steele Urged to Label Obama a Socialist

10 Conservatives: Sebelius Unfit

Remember Pearl Harbor? Then Don't Forget Iraq

Heritage: A Jobs Killing Bill

Treaty Endangers Second Amendment and U.S. Sovereignty

 

Friday
Apr242009

AFP - Don't use Climate Change to Hide Tax Hikes!

Congress is debating the largest tax increase in history, the cap-and-trade energy tax.

 

Cap-and-trade is a tax on coal, oil, and natural gas but instead of being a specific tax rate, the total level of use is capped and companies are forced to pay the government for emissions permits. They bid against each other to stay in business, and nobody knows how much the tax will be until they hold the auctions.

 

It's a crazy, unpredictable tax, but it's certainly a tax.

 

The Pelosi/Reid/Obama strategy is to hide the gigantic tax hikes they want to fund their bailouts and big government spending inside a global warming bill. The U.S. House of Representatives has been holding hearings all week to move forward on this scheme.

 

Last year, among friends in San Francisco, Obama explained what his cap-and-trade energy tax is supposed to do to ordinary Americans:

 

"Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket... whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers."

 

There is one simple way to put members of Congress on the record and figure out if this is about the environmental at all, or just an excuse to hide a big tax increase: Ask them to sign the Americans for Prosperity No Climate Tax Pledge, which pledges members to "oppose any legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue."

 

So far we have over 100 lawmakers on the federal, state and local level. To stop this massive, hidden tax hike we need a lot more and we need your help!

 

Take action and tell your representatives to sign the pledge today!