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Wednesday
Apr302008

DCYF To Host 16th Annual Two-Day Conference in Nashua

Concord, NH - The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) is holding it 16-th Annual DCYF Conference this Thursday and Friday in Nashua.

This year's conference entitled "Promoting Well Being: Paving the Path to Connections" focuses on the elements necessary to assure improved permanency, well-being and positive outcomes for children, youth and their families. There will be a variety of workshops offered throughout the 2-day event.

Kevin Creeden, Director of Assessment and Research at the Whitney Academy in East Freetown, MA will deliver the keynote address. This conference also provides an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the various talents of our youth.

TIME: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday & Friday, May 1 & 2

EVENT: 16th Annual DCYF Conference

LOCATION: Radisson Hotel
Nashua, NH

Wednesday
Apr302008

NRCC - ICYMI: Pelosi's Congress: "Incompetent and Irresponsible"

“We've said it before, but we'll say it again: This Congress is possibly the most irresponsible in modern history. This is especially true when it comes to America's dysfunctional energy policy.”

“Americans who are worried about the direction of their country, including runaway energy and food prices, should keep in mind the upcoming election isn't just about choosing a new president. We'll also pick a new Congress.”

“The current Congress, led on the House side by a speaker who promised a ‘common sense plan’ to cut energy prices two years ago, has shown itself to be incompetent and irresponsible. It doesn't deserve re-election.”


Congress Vs. You
Investor’s Business Daily
Editorial
April 30, 3008


Energy: President Bush let the Democrat-led Congress have it with both barrels Tuesday, lambasting lawmakers for fiddling while the energy crisis burns. It was a well-deserved takedown of do-nothing lawmakers.

We've said it before, but we'll say it again: This Congress is possibly the most irresponsible in modern history. This is especially true when it comes to America's dysfunctional energy policy.

The media won't call either the House or the Senate on its failures, for one very obvious reason: They mostly share an ideology with the Democrats that keeps them from understanding how free markets and supply and demand really work. Sad, but true.

So we were happy to hear the president do the job, calling out Congress for its inaction and ignorance in his wide-ranging press conference Tuesday.

"Many Americans are understandably anxious about issues affecting their pocketbook, from gas and food prices to mortgage and tuition bills," Bush said. "They're looking to their elected leaders in Congress for action. Unfortunately, on many of these issues, all they're getting is delay."

Best of all, Bush didn't let the issue sit with just generalities. He reeled off a bill of particulars of congressional energy inaction, including:

• Failing to allow drilling in ANWR. We have, as Bush noted, estimated capacity of a million barrels of oil a day from this source alone — enough for 27 million gallons of gas and diesel. But Congress won't touch it, fearful of the clout of the environmental lobby. As a result, you pay at the pump so your representative can raise campaign cash.

• Refusing to build new refineries. The U.S. hasn't built one since 1976, yet sanctions at least 15 unique "boutique" fuel blends around the nation. So even the slightest problem at a refinery causes enormous supply problems and price spikes. Congress has done nothing about this.

• Turning its back on nuclear power. It's safe and, with advances in nuclear reprocessing technology, waste problems have been minimized. Still, we have just 104 nuclear plants — the same as a decade ago — producing just 19% of our total energy. (Many European nations produce 40% or more of their power with nuclear.) Granted, nuclear power plants are expensive — about $3 billion each. But they produce energy at $1.72/kilowatt-hour vs. $2.37 for coal and $6.35 for natural gas.

• Raising taxes on energy producers. This is where a basic understanding of economics would help: Higher taxes and needless regulation lead to less production of a commodity. So by proposing "windfall" and other taxes on energy companies plus tough new rules, Congress makes our energy situation worse.

These are just a few of Congress' sins of omission — all while India, China, Eastern Europe and the Middle East add more than a million barrels of new demand each and every year. New Energy Department forecasts see world oil demand growing 40% by 2030, including a 28% increase in the U.S.

Americans who are worried about the direction of their country, including runaway energy and food prices, should keep in mind the upcoming election isn't just about choosing a new president. We'll also pick a new Congress.

The current Congress, led on the House side by a speaker who promised a "common sense plan" to cut energy prices two years ago, has shown itself to be incompetent and irresponsible. It doesn't deserve re-election.
Wednesday
Apr302008

NH GOP - Gov. Lynch Ducks Responsibilty, Again

CONCORD – Testifying before the legislature yesterday, Gov.Lynch attempted to blame New Hampshire’s gaping budget deficit on the national economy.

“Governor Lynch owns the budget deficit, and strong leaders accept responsibility instead of passing blame,” said Fergus Cullen, chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party.

“Gov. Lynch allowed state spending to increase by 17.5 percent or nearly a half a billion dollars last year at a time when lots of people had concerns about a declining housing industry and rising energy prices. The situation called for fiscal restraint and caution, but Gov. Lynch and his Democratic legislature went on a spending spree and adopted rosy revenue forecasts. Today the state has higher revenues than ever before but still faces a budget deficit because of Gov. Lynch’s inability to say no to higher spending. New Hampshire’s budget deficit is Gov.Lynch’s responsibility,” Cullen said.

Fergus Cullen

Chairman, New Hampshire Republican Party

10 Water Street

Concord , NH 03301

Wednesday
Apr302008

NRCC - Hodes' Taxpayer-Funded Handout: Needles for Drug Addicts

Democrats Lift Ban Prohibiting Tax Dollars From Funding Needle-Exchange Efforts in D.C.

 

Washington- Last summer, Paul Hodes (NH-02) joined his liberal Democrat Party in Washington in voting to allow tax dollars to be spent on providing drug users in the nation’s capitol with new needles. Now, almost a half million dollars is being directed to this effort because of their vote in support of this funding (House Roll Call 589) .

Last summer, Paul Hodes (NH-02) joined his liberal Democrat Party in Washington in voting to allow tax dollars to be spent on providing drug users in the nation’s capitol with new needles. Now, almost a half million dollars is being directed to this effort because of their vote in support of this funding .

“Needle-exchange efforts in the District will expand significantly by summer as $494,000 in city funding -- the first local appropriation allowed in a decade begins flowing to four organizations on the front line of the fight against HIV/AIDS.” (Washington Post, April 25, 2008)

“The Democrats are already known for providing handouts for illegal immigrants, and now they are providing handouts to drug users. This is getting out-of-hand,” NRCC spokesman Ken Spain said. “This recent action by Paul Hodes and the Democrats shows just how out-of-touch they are with the majority of voters across the country.”

Paul Hodes has racked up a very extreme voting record in Congress. Voters in New Hampshire deserve a representative who will fight for their views and values in Washington, not a representative who votes in lock-step with the most liberal leaders of the House.

Wednesday
Apr302008

NRCC - Shea-Porter's Taxpayer-Funded Handout: Needles for Drug Addicts

Democrats Lift Ban Prohibiting Tax Dollars From Funding Needle-Exchange Efforts in D.C.

Washington- Last summer, Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) joined her liberal Democrat Party in Washington in voting to allow tax dollars to be spent on providing drug users in the nation’s capitol with new needles. Now, almost a half million dollars is being directed to this effort because of their vote in support of this funding (House Roll Call 589) .

“Needle-exchange efforts in the District will expand significantly by summer as $494,000 in city funding -- the first local appropriation allowed in a decade begins flowing to four organizations on the front line of the fight against HIV/AIDS.” (Washington Post, April 25, 2008)

“The Democrats are already known for providing handouts for illegal immigrants, and now they are providing handouts to drug users. This is getting out-of-hand,” NRCC spokesman Ken Spain said. “This recent action by Carol Shea-Porter and the Democrats shows just how out-of-touch they are with the majority of voters across the country.”

Carol Shea-Porter has racked up a very extreme voting record in Congress. Voters in New Hampshire deserve a representative who will fight for their views and values in Washington, not a representative who votes in lock-step with the most liberal leaders of the House.