Press Releases



January 2009 Issue of Trend Lines NH

This Month: Brother (Or Sister) Can You Spare A Dime?

The NH economy is weakening, demand for services increasing, revenues are falling ,and its a budget year. How will NH cope, how long will revenues slide and where will the money come from?

· Nowhere To Hide: Weakness Spreads to More Industries and Occupations. (pg. 2)

· Lower Gas Prices Will Support Tobacco, Liquor, and Meals Revenues. (pg 3)

· In 2009, No Shelter From The Real Estate Storm. (pg 4)

· From Where (Or Whom) Will The Money Come? (pg 5)


Presidential Inauguration Committee - Your inauguration

Friend --

In just six days, we will begin the next chapter in our shared American story.

We've put together an inaugural full of great events. I want you to be a part of the celebration -- whether you're traveling to Washington, D.C., or staying at home in your community.

I've recorded a short video about all the ways that you can get involved in the upcoming events. Watch the video and sign up to bring the Inauguration to your community.

Watch the video.
This inauguration isn't about me. It's about all of us.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee is hard at work organizing the most open and accessible inauguration in our nation's history. We want every American to share in the celebration of change.

There are a number of ways for you to get involved in your community, from taking part in the national day of service on January 19th, to hosting a house party on January 20th -- your own Inaugural Ball.

Watch the video, and sign up today to celebrate the Inauguration in your community:

Thank you,


P.S. -- If you are going to be in Washington, D.C., text OPEN to 56333 on your mobile phone to make sure you get up-to-the-minute updates about inaugural events.


Shea-Porter Statement on Veterans Health Equity Act

“I applaud Senator Shaheen for introducing this legislation in the Senate and I am proud to have the support of the entire congressional delegation. I look forward to working with my colleagues to provide in-state health care for New Hampshire's veterans.”


Shea-Porter Stands Up for Children's Health Care

Legislation will provide health care to more than 11 million children


Washington, D.C. –Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives urging her colleagues to support legislation that would expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to cover 11 million children. The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act will protect coverage for the 7 million children currently enrolled, and expand it to include an additional 4 million children who would otherwise be uninsured. The Act passed the House and is now scheduled to go before the Senate.


“This vital program provides health insurance to children,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “No child in this country should ever have to suffer because their parents cannot afford health insurance. I urge members of the Senate to swiftly pass this bipartisan piece of legislation so we can guarantee these children have access to the medical care they need.”


The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act is fully paid for by raising the tobacco tax by 61 cents. Raising the tobacco tax also promotes children’s health, by discouraging them from smoking. According to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a 61-cent increase in the tobacco tax means that 1,873,000 fewer children will take up smoking.


The SCHIP program, which is known as the Healthy Kids Program in New Hampshire, provides health care coverage to children and families that make too much to qualify for Medicaid, but too little to afford private insurance. In New Hampshire alone, more than 12,000 children rely on SCHIP. President Bush twice vetoed SCHIP legislation during the 110th Congress.


CHQ - Will Congress "reform" its own fundraising abuses in 2009?

Fitzgibbons: No end in sight for "political money laundering" - American Thinker - Mark Fitzgibbons highlighting congressional fundraising abuses describes practices as "political money laundering." Fitzgibbons pulls no punches by stating that congress prefers "repealing a good reform rather than curbing congressional fundraising abuses."

Other Articles in News From the Front:


Star Parker: Republican leadership out-of-touch; "revolt" needed
Republicans asleep in face of Democrat 'stimu-lies'
Economists say Bush 'chucked' free market principles long ago
Bush was a disaster to those he held most dear: Conservatives
Obama to mobilize 13 million strong grassroots army
Neal Boortz: Two-month "tax vacation" needed to start economic stimulus.


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