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Saturday
Aug152015

Strong NH: Your Weekly E-Newsletter 

 


Getting Government Out of the Way: Ayotte calls on HHS to ease regulations on substance abuse centers
 
Senator Kelly Ayotte led the charge this week in response to recent reports of federal government regulations that are negatively impacting New Hampshire's fight against an epidemic of drug addiction.

Reports had indicated that stringent licensing requirements could force several treatment facilities in New Hampshire to cut the number of available beds and reduce their ability to serve individuals dealing with substance abuse issues.

In response, Senator Ayotte contacted Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to urge her to work with the Granite State to ease requirements.

We strongly commend Senator Ayotte for her efforts to fight Washington's negative impact on our state's ability to fight the growing heroin and prescription drug addiction crisis.
 
 
 
Hassan's Record: Climbing over the most vulnerable to get ahead  
 
From higher taxes and increased spending to her support for Obamacare and harmful cuts to New Hampshire nursing homes, Governor Maggie Hassan has made it clear that she is willing to do anything to climb the political ladder.

If you haven't seen our digital advertisement educating Granite Staters on Governor Maggie Hassan disastrous record, you can watch it HERE.

Afterwards, be sure to share it with your friends and family. 
 
 

A Victory for Free Speech: Hassan's "Ballot Selfie Ban" falls in court 
 
On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Paul Barbadoro struck down a law that Governor Maggie Hassan signed last year banning "ballot selfies," calling the prohibition "content-based restriction on speech that cannot survive strict scrutiny."

Republican State Representative Leon Rideout, in addition to several other individuals, protested the ban on "ballot selfies" during last November's election by posting photos of their filled out ballots on social media.

The New Hampshire Union Leader said it best on Wednesday in an editorial titled, "Ballot Selfies" Bye-Bye Speech Ban."

 
 

Editorial Cartoon of the Week

 
Friday
Aug142015

CEI Today: NLRB joint employer ruling, trade negotiations, whiskey, and more 

Friday, August 14, 2015
In the News Today

 

NLRB "JOINT EMPLOYER" RULING - IAIN MURRAY


The Administration Is about to Upend American Business Practices
 

It is probably the biggest change in American employment law since the National Labor Relations Act and its reform in the 1930s and ‘40s, but it could happen without the general public realizing it. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB, a product of that 1930s legislation) is expected to rule any day now in a case that will affect thousands of businesses. Firms are bracing themselves for the fall-out. > Read more 

 

> Interview Iain Murray

 

TRADE NEGOTIATIONS - FRAN SMITH 

 

Thorny Issues in Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

 

Trade negotiators from 12 countries left Maui at the end of July 2015 without reaching a final agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade pact among countries that represent about 40 percent of the world economy. It’s ironic that this deal—portrayed as an agreement to open important Pacific Rim markets—is being held up by traditional protectionist tactics as countries seek to protect key industries. > Read more 


> Interview Fran Smith

 

I, WHISKEY - JOHN BERLAU

 

Mount Vernon Cheers: A Song to Commemorate "I, Whiskey"
 

Our Indiegogo campaign for CEI’s new documentary “I Whiskey” is closing soon. So far, we have raised almost $75,000, but it’s not over yet. Please donate now if you haven’t, and if you have, you can always do so again. > Read more
 

 

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Party Bias in EPA's Power Plant Rule?

 




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Friday
Aug142015

Watchdog - Town pleaded with EPA to stay away. They didn't.  

 

Months ago, Colorado town resisted allowing EPA tests that caused toxic disaster

Five months before the Animas River toxic spill disaster, leaders from the tiny Colorado mining town of Silverton pleaded with EPA officials to not perform tests that would declare the area a Superfund site.
 
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Hillary Clinton’s higher ed plan a Pandora’s Box like Obamacare, expert says
 
Hillary Clinton has a plan to provide “debt-free” tuition for students attending public colleges and universities. But it will cost taxpayers an extra $350 billion.
 
 

 

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Labor union bosses want a president who will ‘rewrite the rules’
 
Wanted: A presidential candidate who will help the AFL-CIO reshape America’s economy to better suit the labor coalition by making it easier for unions to organize and harder for workers to opt out of paying dues.
 
 

 

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Police made a mistake; I'm correcting it
 
When police make a mistake, even a small clerical error, it can be a life-altering event for the person on the other end. Innocent people’s lives are upended, their jobs and reputations jeopardized. But don’t expect a heartfelt apology.
 
 

 

Yabba Dabba Don't: Colorado's dino buses show problem with federal transit grants

 
Congress is struggling to fund repairs for our highways and transportation infrastructure, but somehow the feds found $25 million to front the cost of this "dino-bus" service.
 
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Food stamp work requirements hardly onerous

 

New Mexico Gov. Suzanna Martinez wants to reinstate rules limiting able-bodied people to three months of SNAP benefits unless they work, do volunteer work, or attend job training classes.

 

 

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Journalists charged with ‘crime’ 1 year after arrests in Ferguson

 
The arrests of these journalists in Ferguson happened a year ago. They were told at the time that there was no arrest report, so why are they now being charged with trespassing and interfering with the duties of a police officer?
 
 

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Wednesday
Aug122015

CEI Today: EPA Clean Power Plan, government nutrition, "I, Whiskey," credit card interest rates, and more 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
In the News Today

 

OBAMA CLEAN POWER PLAN 

 

Guest Post: Primer on Administrator McCarthy’s Talk Tomorrow on “The Promise of the Clean Power Plan”

 

Tuesday, August 11, the EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, will present a talk entitled “The Promise of the Clean Power Plan." Former EPA official Alan Carlin has prepared a handout on behalf of  the Cooler Heads Coalition:

 

"You are unlikely to hear today why the EPA so-called “Clean Power Plan” (CPP) needs to be rescinded, so this is an alternative view for your consideration concerning the Plan." > Read more

> Interview an expert

 

GOVERNMENT NUTRITION - MICHELLE MINTON


Government Nutritionists Wrong… Again
 

Add it to the list of things that the government got wrong when it comes to nutrition: skipping breakfast may not make you fat. It turns out this apparent truism isn’t so true and the idea has only been in circulation for the last five years or so. > Read more

 

> Interview Michelle Minton

 

I, WHISKEY - LAWSON BADER

 

William Faulkner Said it Best: "Civilization Begins with Distillation"
 

With I, Whiskey: The Spirit of the Market, we aim to tell these and other stories: be they about rebels or scientists, criminals or statesmen, holy men or bootleggers. In other words, it’s the story of us. > Read more
 

 

CREDIT CARD INTEREST RATES - IAIN MURRAY

 

CEI and Allies Submit Evidence to Australian Senate Inquiry on Credit Cards
 

Monday, CEI and other members of the International Alliance for Electronic Payments joined the Australian Taxpayers Alliance in submitting evidence to an Australian Senate inquiry into credit card interest rates and related matters. CEI has long been concerned about the effects of regulation on the payments card industry and helped found the International Alliance in order to help ward off these harmful effects all over the world. > Read more


> Interview Iain Murray

 





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I, WHISKEY


Join us in telling the story of the human spirit and the forces that have shaped whiskey and society! >Visit the Indiegogo page

 


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Wednesday
Aug122015

CEI Today: EPA water pollution, Red Tape Act, highway spending, and more 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
In the News Today

 

EPA WATER POLLUTION - CHRIS HORNER


EPA blasted for polluting water in 4 states, 'threatening country with a blackout'
 

“Everybody makes mistakes,” said CEI's Chris Horner. “EPA’s reason for existence and constant expansion is that they don’t make mistakes like others. The problem is government is not like you and I. They’re not accountable.”  > Read more

 

> Interview Chris Horner

 

RED TAPE ACT - WAYNE CREWS 

 

Regulations Endanger Democracy

 

When it comes to regulatory liberalization, the Senate has dragged its feet. An interesting new exception is Sen. Dan Sullivan’s (R-Alaska) RED Tape Act (S. 1944), where the RED stands for “Regulations Endanger Democracy.”

 

This bill is an interesting twist on some “one-for-one” measures that have had some success in Canada. For every rule imposed, one has to go. > Read more


> Interview Wayne Crews

 

WHO DECIDES HIGHWAY SPENDING? - MARC SCRIBNER

 

Little State Choice With the FHTF Funds
 

Would states and localities spend as much on inefficient transit projects without “free” Federal Highway Trust Fund money? > Read the WSJ letter


> Interview Marc Scribner

 

I, WHISKEY - LAWSON BADER

 

William Faulkner Said it Best: "Civilization Begins with Distillation"
 

With I, Whiskey: The Spirit of the Market, we aim to tell these and other stories: be they about rebels or scientists, criminals or statesmen, holy men or bootleggers. In other words, it’s the story of us. > Read more
 

 





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I, WHISKEY


Join us in telling the story of the human spirit and the forces that have shaped whiskey and society! >Visit the Indiegogo page

 


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Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
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Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
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