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NH Sen Forrester looks to curb abuse of EBT cards 

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office

Bill would prohibit welfare dollars for gambling, tobacco, or alcohol


Concord, NH – Senator Jeanie Forrester (R-Meredith) today introduced legislation aimed at curbing abuse of state-issued Electronic Benefit Transfer Cards (EBTs). The Senate Health and Human Services Committee held a public hearing on SB 169 this afternoon. State law already prohibits the use of EBTs at state liquor stores, gambling establishments, and adult entertainment venues. Forrester’s bill would clarify that EBT recipients could not use cash from EBT cards to spend on alcohol, tobacco, firearms, lottery tickets, or adult entertainment.


“A recent audit of the state’s EBT program found that 78% of benefit funds were accessed as cash taken out of ATMs, leaving the program open to abuse,” Forrester said. “This legislation would tighten the sensible protections on EBT use to ensure that the benefits we’re providing to people in need are being used responsibly.”


Forrester sponsored similar legislation last year, which passed the Senate by a vote of 20-3 before being shelved by the House of Representatives. The bill builds on a provision in the 2013 budget law that restricted use of EBT cards.


“We have a responsibility to the taxpayers who are funding these critical public assistance programs, and to the program recipients to ensure that scarce resources aren’t being wasted,” Forrester added. “I’m hopeful that we can maintain the bipartisan consensus we built on this issue last year, and I ask my Senate colleagues for their support.”



Heritage - It’s Not True that 20 Million Americans Gained Coverage Under Obamacare  

The Daily Signal


July 09, 2014

It’s Not True that 20 Million Americans Gained Coverage Under Obamacare

Daily Policy Focus: A new report claims 20 million Americans “gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act as of May 1.” But a closer look at that number reveals it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

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Obama Seeks $3.7B to Meet Surge of Kids Crossing Border

President Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion in “emergency” funds to stem a surge in children and families from Central America illegally crossing the U.S. border with Mexico.

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This Chart Shows How Many Obamacare Enrollees’ Self-Reported Citizenship Status Doesn’t Match Federal Data

According to a report, “the online federal marketplace could not resolve nearly 90 percent (or 2.6 million) of its 2.9 million data ‘inconsistencies.’

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SNHU - Taking Steps to Prevent Business Fraud & Much More!



The Center for Women’s Business Advancement collaborated with the law firm, Rath, Young and Pignatelli P.C. and the accounting firm, Baker Newman Noyes to address common federal and state tax issues including:

Understanding when items such as home office, meals and entertainment, etc. are deductibles;

If you are starting a business, learn the tax implications if you are a sole proprietor, LLC, S corporation or C corporation; and

Knowing what business activities in a state require you to file a state tax return.

Our four notable tax professionals want to ensure that you can effectively communicate with your CPA and avoid unnecessary costs.

Meet our presenters:

Kathryn is a shareholder in the Tax Practice Group at Rath, Young and Pignatelli. Kathryn specializes in representing business clients in state tax matters in New England.

Tony is a member of Rath, Young and Pignatelli’s Tax, Business and Finance Groups, and focuses his practice on federal business taxation and business transactions including New Markets tax credit and Renewable Energy tax credit transactions.

Merrill is a senior manager in Baker Newman Noyes’s tax practice specializing in state tax issues with a focus on multi-state compliance and planning. Merrill also has extensive experience in sales and use tax matters.

Kristin joined the Boston office of Baker Newman Noyes in January of 2012. She is the Senior Tax Manager specializing in small and medium sized enterprises and their owners.

Workshop: Top Federal and State Tax Issues Every Small Business Owner Should Know

When: Thursday, May 8, 2014 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

Where: Southern New Hampshire University, Webster Hall, Room 106

Members: $15.00  Non-Members: $25.00 


There are a limited number of scholarships available. Contact the CWBA for more information. (603) 629-4697

Sponsored by:

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Mar062014 - School employee used $500,000 in taxpayer money for herself

Audit: School employee used nearly $500,000 on iTunes, jewelry

A former Alcoa City School District employee who oversaw federal funds took nearly $500,000 in taxpayer money to use for herself, according to an audit Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson released Tuesday.

Read more to see how the former employee spent the money.

Thousands rally to support New York charter schools

The 11,000 or so charter school supporters who rallied Tuesday in Albany, N.Y., want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to toss them a lifeline.

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Government tries to curb waste by eliminating (real) trash cans

One county government wants to eliminate waste, a noble — and necessary — goal.

However, you won't believe how they plan to do this.

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CEI Today: Cell phones in-flight, EPA fraudster, and fixing regulation

Friday, December 13, 2013
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CEI Applauds FCC Efforts on Ending In-Flight Cell Phone Ban

New technology is able to provide in-flight mobile wireless services without the risk of ground network interference that was the basis for the FCC’s prohibition of the use of transmitting 800 MHz cellular devices over two decades ago. Unfortunately, some in Congress wish to deny air carriers and consumers the freedom to experiment with different in-flight wireless practices. These foolish legislative interventions are based on false pretexts and should be rejected.
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> Interview Marc Scribner

EPA FRAUDSTER - WILLIAM YEATMAN EPA Administrator McCarthy’s Star Turn in “The Spy Who Duped Me”

The plot is thickening with regard to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s role in l’affaire Beale, the case of the phony spy who duped the agency out of almost a million dollars in undeserved bonuses and reimbursements. 

EPA continues to claim that McCarthy uncovered Beale’s CIA scheme, and then forced him to retire. But, for the next 19 months, due to “lax oversight,” this high ranking official continued to draw a paycheck, a circumstance of which McCarthy was aware since at least March 2012. > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman


American Spectator: The Legislature's First Job Is Not to Legislate

Democratic governance isn’t about a majority doing whatever it wants, much less when that involves advancing a president’s agenda. Congress, in effect, has abandoned its purpose within our system of separation of powers, and needs to turn back. What can Congress do to that end? There are two things.

A good start would be to appoint a Bipartisan Regulatory Reduction Commission to review the most expensive, burdensome rules, as well as ones that have outlived their purpose. It would then submit to Congress a package of rules to repeal, subject to an up-or-down vote, without amendment. Such a model served the Base Realignment and Closure commission well. Then, it should move to repeal many of the laws that granted the Executive excessive power to create those burdensome rules in the first place.
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> Interview Iain Murray

CEI Podcast for December 12, 2013: The Affordable Care Act’s Marriage Penalties

The Affordable Care Act’s subsides and tax credits are structured in such a way as to cause thousands of dollars worth of penalties for many married couples. CEI Senior Attorney Hans Bader proposes phasing them out as income rises to soften the blow.




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