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Saturday
Aug292015

CEI Today: NLRB joint employer ruling, worst state attorneys general, unknown federal agencies, and more 

Friday, August 28, 2015
In the News Today

 

NLRB JOINT EMPLOYER RULING - IAIN MURRAY & TREY KOVACS


NLRB Ruling in Joint Employer Cases Will Have Devastating Economic Impact
 

Yet another decision by unelected regulators, this time at the National Labor Relations Board, will have a devastating impact on American employers and employees. > Read more


> Related: Federal Labor Agencies Attack Workers and the Economy

 

> Interview an expert

 

WORST STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL - HANS BADER

CEI Reveals The Nation’s Worst State Attorneys General 2015


Six state Attorneys General (AG) earned a place on the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s list of The Nation’s Worst State Attorneys General 2015. > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader

 

HOW MANY FEDERAL AGENCIES? - WAYNE CREWS

 

Nobody Knows How Many Federal Agencies Exist
 

As bureaucracy sprawls, nobody can say with complete authority exactly how many federal agencies exist. > Read more 
 

 




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The High Cost of
Big Labor


A set of three CEI studies examines the economic impact of labor policies on U.S. states, including right to work and collective bargaining laws.


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Energy & Environment
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Saturday
Aug292015

Josiah Bartlett Center - Tax Policy Advice from Kramer 

Weekly Update from the
Josiah Bartlett Center

Keeping you up to date on our latest research
on the issues impacting New Hampshire

The Problem with Tax Write-offs

The best discussion of our understanding of modern tax policy comes from the classic television show Seinfeld. Everyone’s favorite economist, Kramer, encourages Jerry to defraud a company because big companies don’t need to worry. “Jerry, all these big companies, they write off everything.” Jerry claims that Kramer doesn’t even know what that means. Kramer’s defense: “But they do and they’re the ones writing it off.”

These mystical write-offs emerge in political rhetoric as giant subsidies to big corporations, illusory money floating through the corporate air. In an election, politicians want to eliminate them all. The right accuses the left of passing out subsidies like candy. The left accuses the right of hypocrisy, especially toward the dreaded evil Big Oil.
 
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Tackling Education Issues at the State Level

Americans have become accustomed to viewing public education through a national lens. In the past, most power was left to local schools and politicians. However, since the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1950 and continuing to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Department of Education’s Race to the Top initiative of 2009, the federal government has taken and maintained increased control over schools through mandates, incentives, and funding. Although these initiatives represent sincere efforts to improve a struggling national public education system, the reality is that increased federal oversight often has the opposite effect by complicating matters with complex rules and regulationsClick here to keep reading.

 

Saturday
Aug292015

Strong NH: Your Weekly E-Newsletter 

 


Sen. Forrester: "State wins with a budget veto override"
 
State Senator Jeanie Forrester, who is the chairwoman of the Senate Finance Committee, penned an extremely well-written piece for the Concord Monitor this week regarding the importance of the state Legislature overriding Governor Maggie Hassan's veto of the budget.

In it, Senator Forrester wrote; "On Sept. 16th, the Legislature will return to the State House to vote on Governor Maggie Hassan's veto of the Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget. My hope is that legislators on both sides of the aisle will join together to override the veto so that New Hampshire will have a new budget that best addresses our citizens needs. My fear is that if we don't, people and programs will continue to suffer."

Click HERE to read her entire piece in the Concord Monitor.
 
 
Consequences of Hassan's Veto: Hospitals suffer
 
Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported that a new ten-bed crisis unit at New Hampshire Hospital won't open to patients this summer, as previously planned. While construction will be completed this October, and the Republican-passed budget included funding to open the unit, it can't be staffed specifically due to Governor Maggie Hassan's veto of the state's budget.

Click HERE to read the full article.
 
 
 
Consequences of Hassan's Veto: State parks could have been force to close 
 
A significant amount of tourism dollars might have been another casualty because of Governor Maggie Hassan's budget veto if it was not for a vote this week by the Legislature to approve emergency funding to keep state parks open.

On Wednesday, New Hampshire Public Radio reported that state parks would be forced to close specifically at a time when tourists visit our state to take in the fall foliage due to a lapse in funding. Fortunately, as reported by the Union Leader, the Legislature acted and state parks will not have to close, however it was yet another reminder of the serious consequences of Governor Maggie Hassan's budget veto.  
 
 

Editorial Cartoon of the Week

 
 
Friday
Aug282015

CEI Today: Worst state attorneys general, Obama's labor regulators, unknown federal agencies, and more 

Thursday, August 27, 2015
In the News Today

 

WORST STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL - HANS BADER

CEI Reveals The Nation’s Worst State Attorneys General 2015


From noteworthy ethical and legal breaches, including violating the Constitution, fabricating legal norms, usurping legislative powers, hiring campaign contributors as outside counsel on a contingency-fee basis, to suing businesses over conduct occurring outside their own states, six state Attorneys General (AG) earned a place on the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s list of The Nation’s Worst State Attorneys General 2015. > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader

 

OBAMA'S LABOR REGULATORS - TREY KOVACS


Report: Obama Labor Regulators Set for Big Changes to Help Unions, Hurt Businesses and Jobs
 

A new report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute outlines how the Obama administration is working to make major, unilateral changes to labor policies to reward its labor union allies.
 
“From regulations upending franchise and contract businesses, to rushing through labor union representation votes, to imposing new overtime rules, President Obama is using regulatory agencies to make major policy changes he can’t get through Congress,”  said Trey Kovacs, CEI policy analyst and author of the report.  > Read more

 

> Interview an expert

 

HOW MANY FEDERAL AGENCIES? - WAYNE CREWS

 

Nobody Knows How Many Federal Agencies Exist
 

As bureaucracy sprawls, nobody can say with complete authority exactly how many federal agencies exist. > Read more 
 

 




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CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

The High Cost of
Big Labor


A set of three CEI studies examines the economic impact of labor policies on U.S. states, including right to work and collective bargaining laws.


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Gombita

Keara Vickers

CEI Issues:

Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
Tech and Telecom
Trade and International
Transportation & Infrastructure

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Wednesday
Aug262015

CEI Today: EPA Power Plant Rule, high cost of Big Labor, secret gov't emails, and NLRB joint employer 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
In the News Today

 

EPA POWER PLANT RULE - MARLO LEWIS

 

Clean Energy Incentive Program: Why It Makes EPA's Power Plant Rule Even More Unlawful
 

EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), which imposes carbon dioxide (CO2) emission rate targets and tonnage caps on state electric power sectors, is unlawful in at least half a dozen ways. > Read more
 

 

LABOR DAY & THE COST OF LABOR UNIONS 

The High Cost of Big Labor


Evidence shows that states with a bigger labor union presence are at a disadvantage to other states when it comes to pension shortfalls and income and economic growth. A set of three studies by the Competitive Enterprise Institute - “The High Cost of Big Labor” - examines the economic impact of labor policies on U.S. states, including right to work and collective bargaining laws. > Read more

 

> Interview an expert
 

SECRET GOV'T EMAILS - CHRIS HORNER

IRS Scandal: Toby Miles, Secret Government Employee


Just as Jackson was probably hiding something, it's reasonable to think Lerner was doing the same when she used the name "Toby Miles" in a private account. > Read the IBD editorial

> Interview Chris Horner

 

NLRB JOINT EMPLOYER RULING - IAIN MURRAY


Obama Administration Labor Ruling Could Hit U.S. Businesses Hard
 

The National Labor Relations Board is expected to rule any day now in a case that will affect thousands of businesses. Firms are bracing for the fallout. > Read the commentary

 

> Interview Iain Murray

 




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CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Gombita

Keara Vickers

CEI Issues:

Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
Tech and Telecom
Trade and International
Transportation & Infrastructure

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