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Wednesday
Jul232014

NHLA - Rep. Carol McGuire, R-Epsom, Named Legislator of the Year 

 

CAROL MCGUIRE NAMED LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR

 

New Hampshire Liberty Alliance awards Legislator of Year, releases 11th Annual Liberty Rating

 

MANCHESTER, N.H.—On July 13th, the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance named Epsom State Rep. Carol McGuire the Legislator of the Year for her pro-liberty voting record during 2014. Rep. McGuire, currently serving her third term, was the only Representative to earn an “A+” rating on the NHLA’s 2014 Liberty Rating report card, and has earned the distinction of being a two-time winner of the Legislator of the Year award, the first time being in 2010. Rep. McGuire received her award at the NHLA's Liberty Dinner, an annual fundraiser event held at the Dell-Lea Event Center in Chichester, NH. When accepting her award, Rep. McGuire said, “I'm honored to receive this award, since the Liberty Alliance is a strong and respected voice in Concord. Their volunteer advocates always present the liberty position simply and clearly, and the Gold Standard is respected for its principled positions on legislation.” At the Liberty Dinner, leading educational reform advocate Michelle Levell was awarded Activist of the Year for her work in education choice.

 

The annual Liberty Rating, a report card by which the NHLA scores Representatives and Senators, is based on roll call votes throughout the legislative session. NHLA volunteers review the House calendar each week and carefully select bills that demonstrate a pro-liberty or anti-liberty impact. These bills are then highlighted in the NHLA's signature document, the Gold Standard, a ‘cheat sheet’ that advises the House of the pro-liberty way to vote. Any roll call votes recommended by the Gold Standard are included in the Liberty Rating. With 94 roll calls in the House and 24 in the Senate during 2014, the 11th Annual Liberty Rating calculated more votes than ever before in assigning letter grades. “In 2012, the NHLA endorsed 149 candidates for the State House,” Eileen Landies, chairwoman of the NHLA, said at the dinner. “Seventy-four were elected. We are happy to see that most of them earned a 'B' grade or better on both the 2013 and 2014 [Liberty Rating] report card.” In the Senate, Senator Andy Sanborn won the top honor with a grade of “B”.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rep. Carol McGuire, R-Epsom, Legislator of the Year



About the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance

The New Hampshire Liberty Alliance is a non-partisan coalition working to increase individual freedom in New Hampshire. The NHLA supports liberty by monitoring bills in the legislative sessions and encouraging private charity, a civil society and citizen involvement. The NHLA reviews liberty-sensitive bills in each legislative session. Bills are evaluated based on their effects on civil liberties, personal responsibility, property rights, accountability, constitutionality, affordability, regulation, fiscal impact and taxation.

If you'd like more information about the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, the Legislator of Year, the Activist of the Year or the Liberty Rating report card, or to schedule an interview, please call (603) 513-7180 or e-mail info@nhliberty.org. A PDF copy of the 2014 Liberty Rating report card is available on the NHLA Web site: http://www.nhliberty.org/. Report cards dating back to 2005 are also available there.

Tuesday
Jul222014

ALG's Daily Grind - Rob Astorino's one man war against Obama's racial housing quotas

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July 21, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Rob Astorino's one man war against Obama's racial housing quotas
Westchester County Executive explains the HUD racial rezoning rule: "if you live in that quarter acre or half acre residential neighborhood [zoning], the federal government is saying that a thirteen-story apartment building could be right in the middle of it, government-subsidized, because there needs to be equal mix, in their view, of ethnicity, of race, of income."

What is going on over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?
Obama spent a mere 40 seconds mentioning the shot-down airliner "tragedy" between standard dinner-speaker jokes at a Delaware fundraiser—the day it happened.

Snider: Janet Yellen uses Fed failures to expand the Fed's mandate
"On an economic whirlwind, [Yellen's] goal over the past few months has been to convince anyone and everyone that the economy has nearly healed, the trajectory thus brightened enough to allow the Fed to gracefully exit and take full credit for it. While that is certainly the broad stroke of what looks to be 'forward guidance', for now, there is more than a little complication between here and there."

Tuesday
Jul222014

BostonGlobe.com Political Headlines - July 21, 2014 

The Boston Globe

 

 

 

Here are the top political headlines from BostonGlobe.com today:

   
  • Race for AG in Mass. one to watch: The contest features an upstart against a seasoned veteran, gender diversity, and a bonafide outsider against a certified insider. Columnist Adrian Walker explains. And in other political news, the Friday Capital poll shows Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker in a dead heat in the Mass. gubernatorial race.
Tuesday
Jul222014

CEI Today: Obamacards, pension smoothing, haggis, and more 

Monday, July 21, 2014
In the News Today

 

OBAMACARDS? - IAIN MURRAY

National Review: The Federal Reserve Overreaches

Will it try to compete against credit cards and other payment systems that it regulates?As I have suggested earlier, one of this administration’s stealth plans is to nationalize the financial industry. Providing an alternative to commercial payment systems is part and parcel of such a move. Maybe if the Fed has its way, you will soon be paying for groceries with your Obamacard.
 > Read more

> Interview Iain Murray

 

The High Cost of Big Labor - a three part series

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws

The 24 states with right-to-work laws compare to the other states.The top 10 states most negatively affected by the lack of a right-to-work law are: Alaska, Connecticut, California, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland, Wisconsin, New York, and Michigan.


Understanding Public Pension Debt


State government pension debt burdens labor markets and worsens the business climate.

 


PENSION SMOOTHING - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

Workplacechoice.org: Labor and Employment Scorecard: Pension Smoothing as a “Pay-For” in Highway and Transportation Funding Act


On July 15, 2014, CEI scored U.S. House of Representatives Roll Call Vote #414 on final passage of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (H.R. 5021), a bailout of the Highway Trust Fund and extension of the current federal transpiration law, MAP-21.

Critically, funding for this bill involved “pension smoothing,” a pernicious accounting gimmick that encourages deficit spending and increases the risk of pension insolvency. > Read more


> Interview Aloysius Hogan

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes

 

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CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts

Of obsolete regulations and post-prohibition haggis

Lawson Bader & Phillip Bader

Saturday, 10am ET
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Guests: Ghassan Moukheiber on Lebanon and Alain Hakim on the Syrian refugee crisis.





 

Tuesday
Jul222014

Club for Growth - TV Ad Campaign: Thank Marilinda Garcia For Opposing Higher Taxes And Spending 

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Club for Growth President Chris Chocola: “Concerned citizens should encourage Marilinda to keep standing strong against higher taxes.”

 

Washington, DC – The Club for Growth, the nation’s leading group promoting economic freedom, announced today a six-figure TV ad campaign in the state of New Hampshire. The ads encourage people across New Hampshire to call State Representative Marilinda Garcia  and thank her for standing against taxes and spending. Marilinda Garcia opposed SB 367, which raised New Hampshire’s gas tax. SB 367 increased the gas tax by 22% to 22 cents per gallon. She also voted against the big-spending budget pushed by liberals in Concord. The ads start tomorrow and will run throughout the state of New Hampshire.

 

To view the Club for Growth’s new TV ad, “Hurting,” click here or go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fir4F0uvEp8

 

“People in New Hampshire are hurting because their representatives in Concord have an addiction to higher taxes and spending,”  said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “Fortunately, the people of New Hampshire have conservatives like Marlinda Garcia fighting for them. Marilinda opposed the gas tax increase and voted against the budget written by liberals in Concord. Concerned citizens should encourage Marilinda to keep standing strong against higher taxes.”

 

Script for “Hurting” (TV :30)

 

ACROSS NEW HAMPSHIRE, TAXES ARE GOING UP, AND FAMILIES ARE HURTING.

 

WITH GAS PRICES SKYROCKETING, THE LEGISLATURE RAISED OUR GAS TAX.

 

STATE BUDGETS ARE GROWING BY HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS.

 

WHAT’S NEXT, AN INCOME TAX?

 

ONE REPRESENTATIVE HAS TAKEN THE LEAD TO SAY NO – MARILINDA GARCIA.

 

SHE KNOWS GOVERNMENT HAS GOTTEN TOO BIG.

 

CONSERVATIVE MARILINDA GARCIA IS FIGHTING FOR MORE FREEDOM AND LESS GOVERNMENT.

 

THANK MARILINDA FOR OPPOSING HIGHER TAXES AND SPENDING.

 

The Club for Growth is the nation’s leading group promoting economic freedom through legislative involvement, issue advocacy, research, and education.