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Friday
Jul242015

CEI Today: Minimum wage, taxpayer giveaway, EPA climate report, and more 

Friday, July 24, 2015
In the News Today

 

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE - RYAN YOUNG


New York State Mulling Minimum Wage Increase
 

New York State is considering implementing a $15 hourly minimum wage for fast food restaurant chains, which heavily employ teens. The increase would not affect restaurants with fewer than 30 locations, or other teen-heavy employers, such as retailers.
 
That means it would disemploy fewer people than would a blanket increase. But while some teens will get hefty raises, othes will be unable to find a job at all.  > Read more


> Interview Ryan Young
 

TAXPAYER GIVEAWY TO UNIONS - TREY KOVACS

Time to Enforce Texas Constitution’s Bar on Taxpayer Subsidies to Private Parties

 

Use of taxpayer funds should be reserved for purely public purposes, not the private benefit of an individual, corporation, or association. Yet, Texas public employee unions, which are officially private organizations, receive a direct subsidy from local governments in the form of release time, a practice that allows public employees to conduct union business during working hours without loss of pay. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs
 

EPA CLIMATE REPORT - MARLO LEWIS


EPA’s Climate Action Flimflam Report, Part 2

 

EPA’s report on the U.S. domestic benefits of aggressive “global action” to combat climate change is flamflam. Turns out, EPA’s so-called business-as-usual scenario is actually a high-end emissions scenario. > Read more  
 

> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

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Wednesday
Jun102015

NHDP - Christie is Right: Minimum Wage is a Losing Issue for Republicans 

Majority of Granite Staters Support the Minimum Wage

CONCORD, N.H. - During his trip to New Hampshire, Chris Christie described those who support a minimum wage increase as speaking to “the lowest common denominator” while explaining the issue was a losing one for Republicans.

“What voters dislike more than Governor Christie’s out-of-touch comments are his failing economic policies and his refusal to consider a minimum wage increase,” said Lizzy Price, Communications Director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. “Christie is right that the minimum wage is a losing issue for Republicans, especially in New Hampshire where voters overwhelmingly support an increase in the minimum wage. But too many Republicans - like Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Rick Perry, and Ted Cruz -  don't.”

 

BACKGROUND

In New Hampshire, Christie said the minimum wage is “a losing argument” for the Republican Party. “He also fielded a question on the minimum wage, calling the issue ‘a losing argument’ for the Republican Party. ‘We as Republicans should not be sucked into this argument,’ Christie said, arguing that while Democrats ‘speak to the lowest common denominator,’ while Republicans should ‘need to speak to people's higher aspirations.’” [Star-Ledger, 6/8/2015]

Granite Staters Overwhelmingly Support Raising the Minimum Wage. 76% of Granite Staters support raising New Hampshire’s minimum wage – including majorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents. [WMUR Granite State Poll]

Data Shows 2014 Job Creation Grew Faster in States that Raised the Minimum Wage. The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) found that job creation in 2014 was faster in the 13 states that had increased their minimum wage on January 1, 2014 compared with those that had not. Another study from the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment found “strong earnings effects and no employment effects of minimum wage increases.” [Center for Economic and Policy Research; Institute for Research on Labor and Employment]

 
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Wednesday
May272015

CEI Today: Tax cut for spirits? Ex-Im Bank, and a minimum wage hike 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
In the News Today

 

TAX CUT FOR SPIRITS? - MICHELLE MINTON

 
Raise a Glass to Lower Taxes
 
You might not know it, but about half the cost of your preferred alcoholic beverage is made up of taxes and fees. One man in Congress, Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.) wants to change that. Today he introduced a bill that would introduced a bill that would cut the current federal excise tax rate on whiskey, rum, vodka, and gin.  > Read more 
 

EXPORT-IMPORT BANK - RYAN YOUNG     

 

Politics vs. Principle: Export-Import Bank Edition
 
Since Ex-Im reauthorization is likely to pass the Senate, the political focus moves to the House. Sen. Cantwell tried to get Speaker Boehner to promise to hold a House Ex-Im vote, but he refused. But nor will he get in the way of a vote if members of his own chamber decide to bring one up.  > Read more 

MINIMUM WAGE HIKE - TREY KOVACS

 

Big Labor Money Behind Los Angeles Minimum Wage Hike

 

How much influence did labor unions have in getting the minimum wage hike across the finish line in Los Angeles?
 
A great deal, according to the Department of Labor’s union financial records and the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission that tracks campaign contributions to elected officials. > Read more

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Washington, DC

 

The Constitutional Limits of the
Endangered Species Act

What limits does the Constitution place on federal regulations under the ESA? Should Congress resolve that issue instead of the courts? Would endangered species be better protected or worse off if PETPO prevails in court or S. 1142 is enacted?
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Monday
May112015

NHDP - NH Democrats continue to fight for mothers, GOP would leave them behind 

As we celebrate our Mothers today – whether they’re still with us or not – it’s important to note our commitment to support mothers of all kinds. Here in New Hampshire, Democrats continue to support working mothers and work to strengthen middle class families. We’d like to celebrate Gov. Maggie Hassan, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Annie Kuster for their leadership supporting working families, as well as being incredible mothers themselves. Happy Mother’s Day!
 
As we look ahead to 2016, Democrats are committed to fighting for mothers while the GOP makes it clear they are wrong on equal pay and a minimum wage increase – that will help mothers and their children get ahead.
 
Equal Pay for Women

  • Jeb Bush stated that he did not know what the Paycheck Fairness Act was when asked about it. 
  • Marco Rubio said the Paycheck Fairness Act was about “scoring political points,” “wasting time,” and a “show vote.”
  • Scott Walker repealed an equal pay law saying it was a “bogus issue.”
  • Rand Paul compared the Paycheck Fairness Act to the Soviet Politburo.
  • Chris Christie vetoed equal pay legislation calling it “senseless bureaucracy.”
  • Ted Cruz voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act and derided it as a “show vote.”

 
Raising the Minimum Wage

Friday
Mar132015

NH Senate strikes down minimum wage increases 

New Hampshire Senate

News Release

Concord, NH – Today, the Senate struck down yet another attempt to increase the minimum wage in the state of New Hampshire.  Currently, the State of New Hampshire follows the federal minimum wage and is set to accept federally approved increases. The state does not have its own minimum wage.

Senator Jeb Bradley, (R-Wolfeboro) released the following statement on SB 261 following today’s floor vote.

“Wages are increasing nationally and we are seeing the consumer marketplace taking care of itself without the need for mandated wage increases.  Companies like Wal-Mart, TJ Maxx, Starbucks, Gap, Costco, Ben & Jerry’s, and Whole Foods have already taken the steps to pay their employees an increased wage – which is being driven by market pressure and is the right thing to do,” said Senator Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro).

“It is reasonable to believe that employers compensate workers to the best of their businesses’ ability. We know that mandating pay increases in New Hampshire would have a dangerous impact on the number of jobs many employers are able to create,” Bradley added.

“At a time when we are making significant strides to lower business taxes to strengthen our state’s low tax advantage, stimulate job growth and attract new businesses to New Hampshire. Implementing a minimum wage increase is the wrong solution.  Let’s focus our energy on what we can do help employers, not burden them with additional mandates.”