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Saturday
Jul112015

Citizens For A Strong NH: Your Weekly E-Newsletter 

 

Demanding Information: A Right to Know Request of Hassan's Office 

 

Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire filed a Right to Know request with Governor Maggie Hassan's office this week. We are requesting all correspondences to and from the governor and her staff between the dates of January 3, 2013 (her first inauguration) and July 8, 2015. We are also requesting all information pertaining to her taxpayer-funded travel between those dates.
 

In recent months, Governor Hassan has appeared to use budget negotiations and her vetoes to further her political career at the expense of Granite Staters like you. News reports pertaining to conversations between Governor Hassan and US Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid have also raised concerns regarding her use of the corner office, and taxpayer-funded resources, to further her future political ambitions. Thus, Granite Staters deserve to the ability to ensure that none of their money has never been inappropriately used for political gain. 


You can click HERE to read the full Right to Know request. WMUR and the Union Leader also covered our belief that Governor Hassan owes it to her constituents to release all of this information immediately. 
 
 

Fighting the IRS: They Finally Hand Over Important Documents to a Judge 
 

In a major step in the right direction regarding our lawsuit against the IRS, with the help of the ACLJ, we have finally forced the IRS to turn over previously withheld documents to a federal judge. 
 

Earlier last week, the IRS complied with a court order requiring it to turn over key documents in our ongoing FOIA lawsuit against the IRS. The documents likely consist of approximately fifty-one pages of correspondences exchanged between Senator Shaheen or Congresswoman Shea-Porter and select IRS officials including Lois Lerner.  

 

You can read more HERE at the ACLJ's website, and in WMUR's coverage of the story.
 
 

Vetoing Your Second Amendment Rights: Hassan Stands Against New Hampshire's Values Once Again

Earlier this week, Governor Maggie Hassan vetoed SB 116, a bipartisan bill that would have eliminated the license requirement to conceal firearms.

 

Governor Hassan's veto of SB 116 was yet another example of our state's chief executive ignoring New Hampshire values and embracing liberal special interests simply for the benefit of her own political career. To say we are disappointed in her actions is an understatement, but given her continuous record of stonewalling bipartisan legislation to keep Washington liberals happy, we are not surprised.

 

Vetoing this bipartisan bill did nothing more than support Second Amendment restrictions on those who obey the law. While extreme out-of-state donors might be cheering her actions, law abiding Granite Staters are the ones who will suffer.

 
 

A More Expensive Vacation: Remembering Hassan's "Tent Tax"

As thousands of New Hampshire families and out-of-state tourists head to Granite State campgrounds this summer, it is important for them to remember that if Governor Maggie Hassan had her way back in 2009, this could be a much more costly summer.

Furthermore, many of the campgrounds that existed then likely would have been forced to close down by now due to what became known as the costly and absurd "Tent Tax."


Click HERE to lean more about Governor Maggie Hassan's Campground Tax that could have killed jobs and forced New Hampshire families to pay more to enjoy our beautiful state.
 
 

Editorial Cartoon of the Week

 
Friday
Jul102015

CEI Today: Freedomfest, cronyism, climate change deaths, and more 

Friday, July 10, 2015
In the News Today

 


CRONY CAPITALISM & REGULATION - WAYNE CREWS

Crony Capitalism And The Growth Of Federal Regulation

Business not only generally favors regulation, but often sought regulation in the first place. > Read more

 

> Interview Wayne Crews
 

EPA & CLIMATE CHANGE DEATHS  - MARLO LEWIS

EPA Chief: Fighting Climate Change Could Prevent 69,000 Deaths From Pollution in 2100

 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy said on Tuesday that if the United States leads a global battle against climate change, then 69,000 premature deaths would be prevented in the year 2100. But "there’s no empirical data to back up EPA’s assumption that the warming rate over the next 85 years will increase by 400%,” which would result in thousands of premature or avoidable deaths cited in the EPA report, says CEI's Marlo Lewis. > Read the CNSNews report


> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID


Federal Financial Aid Drives Up Tuition and College Costs, Study Finds

The federal government is now admitting that its own financial aid is partly to blame for rising tuition. > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader

 


CEI's Battered Business Bureau:
The Week in Regulation

 

It was a short work week due to the July 4 holiday, but regulators still managed to publish 34 proposed regulations and more than 90 final regulations covering everything from cranberries to rules of acquisition. > On to the data
 


COMING JULY 13

 

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Thursday
Jul092015

CEI Today: Supreme Court's disturbing ruling, FreedomFest, your 401(k), and more 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
In the News Today

 

TRIAL LAWYERS - HANS BADER

Supreme Court Expands Power of Trial Lawyers Over Elections in Arizona Ruling

 

The Supreme Court perversely redefined the word “legislature” to include unaccountable, undemocratic bodies influenced by special interest groups. That disturbing ruling will increase the power of left-wing trial lawyers over America’s Congressional elections, by expanding the influence of trial-lawyer-influenced judicial nominating commissions over congressional redistricting. > Read more 


> Interview Hans Bader
 


YOUR 401(k) - JOHN BERLAU


Don't let Team Obama 'protect' your retirement account they way it has 'protected' your health care

Taking a victory lap as the Supreme Court vindicated ObamaCare, the Obama administration is busy preparing to apply the paternalistic precepts of the health care monstrosity to another vital area of Americans’ livelihoods – retirement saving in 401(k)s and IRAs.  > Read the Fox News commentary


> Interview John Berlau
 

UNION DECERTIFICATION - TREY KOVACS

Largest Union Decertification Effort in Railway Labor Act History Underway at Allegiant Air


Allegiant Air flight attendants have filed with the National Mediation Board to decertify the Transport Workers Union. If successful, it would be largest decertification under the Railway Labor Act. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs


 

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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
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Tuesday
Jul072015

APIA - URGENT help needed to stop tomorrow's vote on Every Child Achieves Act!

Friend,

 

The U.S. Senate could vote on the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177)  the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) reauthorization  as early as tomorrow. We need your help to stop this legislation and end federal overreach.

What can you do? 

Go to this link, click your Senator, and tweet them the automated message showing your opposition to Common Core and ECAA. You can do this multiple times to multiple Senators. So, please help us by tweeting them often.

If you don't have a Twitter account, you can sign up for one here.

It's easy. Join the battle on Twitter and tell your Senator to vote NO. 

Take action today! 

Also - you can call your Senator at 202.224.3121 and ask them to vote against ECAA. 

Let's stand strong together as we fight for local control of education and against federal intrusion.

Sincerely,

Emmett McGroarty

Director of Education
American Principles in Action

Read the top 21 reasons to oppose ECAA here.

Tuesday
Jul072015

CEI Today: Canned food scare, Freedomfest, your 401(k), social cost of carbon, and a big union decertification 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
In the News Today

 

GREEN SCARE & CANNED FOODS - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Green Advice On Canned Foods Belongs In The Trash

 

Go to the supermarket and you may notice canned food bearing the label “BPA-free.” It doesn’t mean those products are any better than others—although they may be more expensive.
 
Yet environmental activists spawned the nonsensical demand for Bisphenol A-free packaging by focusing on spin rather than science.  > Read the Forbes commentary


> Interview Angela Logomasini
 


YOUR 401(k) - JOHN BERLAU


Don't let Team Obama 'protect' your retirement account they way it has 'protected' your health care

Taking a victory lap as the Supreme Court vindicated ObamaCare, the Obama administration is busy preparing to apply the paternalistic precepts of the health care monstrosity to another vital area of Americans’ livelihoods – retirement saving in 401(k)s and IRAs.  > Read the Fox News commentary


> Interview John Berlau
 

SOCIAL COST OF CARBON - MARLO LEWIS

OMB Acknowledges (Most) of Our Comments on the Social Cost of Carbon, Engages None
 

The administration has a party line and no agency is allowed to deviate from it on any matter of climate science, economics, or policy, no matter how speculative or minor the point at issue.
 

Nonetheless, I continue to submit comments — as other skeptics and free marketers do — just to ensure that the administration’s groupthink does not go unchallenged on the record. > Read more 

> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

UNION DECERTIFICATION - TREY KOVACS

Largest Union Decertification Effort in Railway Labor Act History Underway at Allegiant Air


Allegiant Air flight attendants have filed with the National Mediation Board to decertify the Transport Workers Union. If successful, it would be largest decertification under the Railway Labor Act. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs


 

I, WHISKEY: THE SPIRIT OF THE MARKET
OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER

THE MAGNIFICENT 7 - 2015 CEI DINNER VIDEO
 




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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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