Press Releases



SEIA - Senate Adopts Solar Tax Credits


"The entire solar energy industry would like to thank Senators Cantwell and Ensign for their leadership and support of renewable energy.

"By an overwhelming margin, Republicans and Democrats came together in the Senate to support renewable energy as a means for stimulating our ailing economy. More than 85 percent of the public supports greater investment by the federal government in renewable energy1. And Americans know that this move to stabilize the investment climate for solar energy is the right type of economic stimulus at the right time.

"Today’s vote sends a strong signal to the White House that with the right government policies, the solar industry can create thousands of green-collar jobs, spur billions in economic growth and help lift up the U.S. economy. This is must-past, bipartisan legislation that will benefit our economy, improve our energy independence and protect our environment. What could be more American than that?"

Note 1: Zogby International poll, Jan. 18, 2008,

Learn more at Background materials including summaries and full text of House-passed and Senate-proposed renewable energy tax credit bills (H.R. 5351 and S. 2821) located at

Navigant Consulting Inc. analysis of Economic Impact (jobs, investment) for wind, solar if renewable energy tax credits are not extended, Feb. 13, 2008:

Broad coalition support letter dated Apr. 3 at Notable signers (242 total signers) include: 3M, Best Buy, Bosch, Conergy, Dow Chemical Co., Duke Energy, Edison Electric Institute, GE Energy, Home Depot, John Deere, JP Morgan Chase, National Association of Home Builders, National Venture Capital Assn., Sierra Club, Target, Trane, the United Steelworkers and Whirlpool. Also letters of support from U.S. Chamber of Commerce (4-8-08), National Association of Manufacturers (4-8-08), and governors at

Solar Energy Industries Association is the national trade association of solar energy manufacturers, dealers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants and marketers. Established in 1974, SEIA works to expand the use of solar technologies in the global marketplace, strengthen research and development, remove market barriers, and improve education and outreach for solar.


ETV - House Maj. Whip Clyburn: Obama/Clinton--"Cut Out the Negativity"

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn Tells Obama and Clinton to “Cut I t Out”
SC Congressman Doesn’t Want the Plug Pulled on Campaign
But Wants Dem Duo to “Cut Out the Negativity”

Says Party’s Candidate Needs to Be Named Before the Convention

During Interview on South Carolina’s ETV Radio


Columbia SC…In an interview taped Tuesday for ETV Radio, South Carolina’s public radio network, Congressman Jim Clyburn warned that if either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton were to abandon their run for the presidency in the immediate future, it could adversely impact candidates running for other offices in primary states.

When asked during the taping of “The Big Picture on the Radio” program , which will air Friday, April 11 at 9 a.m., if Democrats need to come to a conclusion and have their candidate in place before the convention, Clyburn said:

“Yes, we need to have it in place before Denver, but I don’t think we need to have it in place before June 4. This whole notion that we ought to tamp down these primaries I think is very counterproductive…I was in North Carolina yesterday (Monday)…They’ve got a very spirited campaign going on for governor, for lieutenant governor, other statewide offices. They got the Senate races, the House races, all these things are taking place. Now, if we’re to short-circuit this, it could have some adverse impact on Democratic candidates running in primary races for other offices.

“So, what I’ve been saying is, our candidates don’t need to step down, or step out, they need to cut it out. By that I mean, cut out the negativity, talk about yourselves, talk about your platform and let that be the way you conduct this campaign. I don’t think you have to be negative towards the other person to get your message across.”


The Big Picture on the Radio can be heard Fridays at 9 a.m.
on ETV Radio's four news formats: 88.1-WRJA Sumter, 89.1-WLJK Aiken,
89.9-WJWJ Beaufort, and 90.1-WHMC Conway.


ETV is South Carolina’s statewide network with 11 television stations, eight radio stations and a closed-circuit educational telecommunications system in more than 2000 schools, colleges, businesses, and government agencies.



NH Office of Information Technology Web Services Division has Revamped NH DOC Inmate Locater

As of yesterday the NH Office of Information Technology Web Services Division has revamped and upgraded the fourteen-month old NH Department of Corrections Inmate Locater. You can get to it the same way as before but you will see more information than has been previously available.

Here is the address to the Department of Corrections website: If you click on Inmate Locater in the left hand column, it will take you to a search page.

The upgraded version has a search engine by first and last name. When you find the offender you are looking for, you will see a complete list of his/her convictions as they are listed on file at the NH Department of Corrections Offender Records Office. Previously, we published only the current controlling sentence. The new database shows all consecutive, concurrent, and completed sentences associated with the active booking number of currently incarcerated inmates. This will not list inmates who completed a prison sentence and are currently out on parole.

The crime category displayed is derived from the RSA under which the offender was convicted. There is a link on the site to the official State of New Hampshire’s RSA index so that you can search for and find out more about the particular RSA listed.

Probably the best feature of the new database is that the information will be automatically updated on a daily basis. Everything will be current within 24 hours of what is shown. But a couple of examples to keep in mind are if an inmate is released at 8:00 in the morning on a Tuesday, it won’t show up in the locater until Wednesday. Same thing if an inmate is moved from one prison to another during the day, it will not show up until the next day. The previous database was updated once a month on or about the first of each month.

I hope you as well as members of the public find this to be user friendly and convenient.

Jeffrey J. Lyons

NH Dept. of Corrections


25 Republican Legislators Join Campaign of Candidate for Executive Council District 3

Exeter, NH – Russell Prescott, Republican Candidate for the Executive Council District 3 seat, today announced the support of 23 Republican State Representatives and 2 Senators from across the district.

“I am very grateful to have the support of so many state legislators. This group of respected local leaders will help me bring my message of fiscal conservatism and spending restraint to the voters of District 3. I am looking forward to working with them to regain this Executive Council seat,” said Prescott.

Exeter State Representative Lee Quandt said, “I’ve known Russell Prescott as a colleague, business neighbor and a friend for over 10 years and I wholeheartedly support his candidacy for Executive Council. Russell has always stood strong for good government but limited government, for frugal spending and low taxes. This is exactly what we need on the Executive Council.”

“As a member of the New Hampshire State Senate, Russell fought against wasteful spending. He will be a great watchdog for our dollars on the Executive Council,” said Sen. Bob Letourneau of Derry.

Rep. Ken Weyler of Kingston said, “I’m proud to support one of my constituents in his bid for Executive Council. As a small business owner, Russell Prescott knows the impact that out-of-control spending, taxes and regulation can have on our economy. He will be a true defender of fiscal conservatism.”

“Russell Prescott is a strong voice for fiscal sanity and I know we can depend on him to protect our New Hampshire tax advantage,” said Sen. Michael Downing.

Legislators for Prescott for Executive Council District 3

Representative James Garrity

Representative George Winchell

Representative Gene Charron

Representative Elisabeth Sanders

Senator Robert Letourneau

Representative Marshall Quandt

Representative Matthew Quandt

Representative Daniel Itse

Representative Joseph Guthrie

Representative David Welch

Representative John Flanders

Representative Kenneth Weyler

Representative Mary Allen

Representative Frank Case

Representative Julie Brown

Senator Michael Downing

Representative David Bettencourt

Representative David Dalrymple

Representative Russell Ingram

Representative James Devine

Representative Everett Weare

Representative Jason Bedrick

Representative Mary Griffin

Representative Kevin Waterhouse

Representative Ron Nowe


Jonathan Page Joins Spectrum Marketing Companies, Inc.

Manchester, NH: Spectrum Marketing Companies is pleased to announce today that Jonathan Page has joined the company as a full-time member of the political division.

Page has worked for Republicans at the local, state and federal levels and was most recently with the Romney for President campaign. In college he interned for US Senator Warren Rudman and later worked in the research office of the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C. Upon his return to New Hampshire Jonathan spent seven years with the New Hampshire State Senate and later worked for Keough for Governor and managed State Senator Ted Gatsas’ re-election in 2004.

“Jonathan brings a wealth of campaign and political experience to our team and we are pleased that he’ll be on board helping Republicans to victory this fall,” said Chuck McGee, Vice President of the company’s political division. “As we continue our national expansion, Jonathan’s talents and expertise will be a great asset.”

Spectrum Marketing Companies offers printing, signs, campaign collateral and direct mail to local, state, and federal Republican candidates across the country.

“This is an exciting time to be joining Spectrum,” said Page. “ The company is earning a reputation as the premier Republican direct-mail firm in the Northeast. I look forward to contributing to the company’s growth.”

Jonathan Page can be reached at Spectrum Marketing Companies at (603) 627-0042