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Concord -- Former New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Kathy Sullivan released the following statement on the State Supreme Court's decision this morning dismissing former Speaker Bill O'Brien's lawsuit against the New Hampshire Democratic Party and Chairman Ray Buckley.
"We are pleased that the Supreme Court upheld the lower court's dismissal of former Speaker O'Brien's lawsuit. The court found that Representative O'Brien failed to allege any injury whatsoever, and also did not find that the New Hampshire Democratic Party or Chairman Buckley violated the statute. It was a well reasoned decision by the Court."
We all thought the ObamaCare debacle couldn't get more shameful.
We were wrong.
Liberals are actually sending their legal attack dogs to try muzzling innocent victims of the law-- all so they can hide their complicity in voting for ObamaCare.
Sign the petition and tell them they're wrong! Then read on for the unbelievable story.
This week, we began running a television ad statewide in Michigan telling the story of Julie Boonstra, a mother of two children engaged in a life or death struggle with leukemia who had her insurance cancelled because of ObamaCare. (Click here to see Julie's ad)
At the moment when Julie and her family should have been focused on beating this disease, she instead found herself desperately trying to find coverage on the failed ObamaCare website and making calls to a government 800 telephone line.
Julie faced a life-threatening lapse in coverage because of ObamaCare. Under Julie's new plan, her monthly out-of-pocket expenses are extremely unpredictable and it's still not clear what medicines are covered.
Rep. Gary Peters, a Michigan congressman, helped put Julie in this position. He jeopardized her health with his vote. Did he apologize? Or, promise to repeal the law?
Hardly. Congressman Peters responded with a threatening cease-and-desist letter from his legal goon squad! Unbelievable.
Even for a liberal member of Congress, Gary Peters has stooped too low this time. We need signatures from all over the country to let the Left know we won't tolerate them going after sick folks who were told falsehoods by the President and harmed by ObamaCare. They've been through enough.
Thanks as always for your help with this. Together, we can let the Left know they won't get away with these tactics going forward.
Don't forget to click here to add your name to the petition.
Keep up the fight,
President, Americans for Prosperity
P.S. Still upset? You can reach Congressman Peters' Detroit office at (313) 964-9960.
It took courage for Julie to stand up and tell her very personal story in a television ad. Now we've got to stand with this brave mother of two precious children when the Left is working to silence her in order to protect the politicians who brought up ObamaCare.
Bill directs 10-percent of funds received from judgments and settlement to revenue stabilization account
Concord, NH - Legislation to increase New Hampshire’s rainy day fund through the proceeds from lawsuits settled in favor of the state passed the Senate earlier today. The bill would direct 10-percent of any judgment awarded to the state in excess of $1 million to the fund, and would also increase the legislative oversight of lawsuits settled by the Attorney General’s office.
Senate Bill 283 was sponsored by Senate Finance Chairman Jeanie Forrester, R-Meredith, who said the purpose of the legislation is two-fold. “First, this bill will address the dire condition of the state’s rainy day fund by directing a small portion of lawsuit related windfalls into the fund. This is an easy first step to protect our taxpayers and begin rebuilding our stabilization fund,” said Forrester. Last month, State Treasurer Catherine Provencher told the Senate Finance Committee that the current balance of the state’s rainy day fund is about $100 million below what bond rating agencies would deem adequate.
“Second,” continued Forrester, “this legislation will increase transparency within the Department of Justice by ensuring the legislature is kept up to date concerning the legal settlements the Attorney General enters into on behalf of the state. The bill’s reporting requirements will make certain the legislature can fulfill our oversight responsibilities regarding how these dollars are spent, and to better understand how these agreements impact the laws of the State of New Hampshire.”
SB283 passed the Senate on a voice vote and now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration.