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Rubens For US Senate - Rubens Statement on Duncan Nomination to State Board of Education

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Jim Rubens, joins the broad opposition of the nomination of William Duncan to the New Hampshire Board of Education and issued the following statement: 

“William Duncan is not a suitable school leader because he opposes giving deserving parents control over where their children go to school. He opposes the single most promising set of school reforms seen in New Hampshire over the past twenty years: charter schools and scholarships. Charter schools are showing how thousands more New Hampshire students can reach their full potential in diverse learning environments at half the cost per student. 

Rubens is author of New Hampshire's charter school law and supports a national school voucher program for deserving students.


Burns For Executive Council - Burns Opposes Duncan Nomination, Calls on Pappas to Also Oppose



Executive Council Candidate Robert Burns issued the following statement concerning the nomination Bill Duncan to the State Board of Education.

“I oppose the nomination of Bill Duncan to the State Board of Education and would vote against him I were currently a member of the Executive Council.”

“I am asking Executive Councilor Chris Pappas to oppose Governor Maggie Hassan's nomination of anti-school choice and pro-Common Core activist Bill Duncan“

Chris should side with NH families against this assault on our personal freedoms to educate our children. We have already seen many polls and votes in our communities standing up against Bill Duncan's views on school choice and Common Core.

William Duncan is a radical, if confirmed; he will lead the charge to deny children access to the best educational opportunities we can provide in New Hampshire.


Bill Duncan along with ACLU, is suing the state of New Hampshire over the state’s school choice scholarship law. The lawsuit is pending before the state Supreme Court. Duncan is the webmaster of the anti-school choice, anti-charter school, and pro-common core website called




Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today called on Governor Maggie Hassan to withdraw her nomination of radical anti-school choice activist William Duncan to the State Board of Education:


"The School Choice Bill leveled the playing field, offering even our poorest students the opportunity to access the educational environment that is best for them.


"Governor Maggie Hassan's decision to nominate somebody to the Board of Education who is suing our state to end this worthy program is another example of her elitist and callous disregard for the most vulnerable students in our community. William Duncan is a radical anti-school choice activist who has led the charge to deny children access to the best possible educational opportunities regardless of family income. He is the wrong person for this important position and the governor should immediately withdraw his shameful nomination."



NH DHHS - State Seeking Nominees to be Honored for Volunteer Service to Seniors

Concord, NH – The State Committee on Aging and EngAGING NH are accepting

nominations for the annual Joseph D. Vaughan Awards. An individual or

couple from each county in New Hampshire will receive the Joseph D. Vaughan

Award at a special ceremony in May in the Governor and Executive Council

Chambers at the State House.

This award was initiated in 1962 to memorialize the Honorable Joseph D.

Vaughan, who was instrumental in creating a State agency dedicated to the

well-being of senior citizens. The awards recognize people 60 years and

older for their outstanding volunteer efforts on behalf of New Hampshire’s


For more information about the nomination criteria and process or to

request a nomination form, email award coordinator Roger Vachon at or 603-223-6903.

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(See attached file: Vaughan Award Nomination Letter 2-4-14.docx)


CEI Today: Obama nominee being Borked?, new Labor Dept hiring quotas, and a commission on reg reform

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
In the News Today


Human Events: Binz is not being Borked

Ron Binz, President Obama’s nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, still could be confirmed by the Senate. But Binz’ nomination is in trouble today not because of his public work as a member of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission but because he appeared during his confirmation hearing to offer four statements that do match up with the facts. > Read more

> Interview Brian McNicoll


HIRING QUOTAS - HANS BADER Labor Department Imposes Disability Hiring Quotas, Even in Divisions that Don’t Get Federal Contracts


The Obama Labor Department has just finalized rules that will effectively require businesses that get federal contracts to adopt a 7 percent hiring quota for the disabled. Much of the American workforce is employed by a federal contractor, since most large companies have federal contracts. So this will affect much of the economy, and impose massive new costs on American business. > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader



American Spectator
: The Regulatory Improvement Commission

No bureaucracy would voluntarily reduce the size and scope of its mission and its budget. Instead, reform must come from outside. One such approach is the Regulatory Improvement Act of 2013, introduced by Senators Angus King (I-ME) and Roy Blunt (R-MO). The bill would establish an independent Regulatory Improvement Commission, which would identify rules ripe for repeal and send them to Congress.

The idea goes back at least two decades, and has garnered support from across the political spectrum, from former Senator Phil Gramm (R-TEX) on the right to the Progressive Policy Institute’s Michael Mandel on the left. Here’s how a Regulatory Improvement Commission would work.
> Read more

> Interview an expert



Genetically Modified Foods: Truth about Labeling

Feat. CEI's Gregory Conko

There is significant misinformation and confusion about genetically modified foods (or GMOs), which now make up a major part of the American diet. Anti-GMO activists are seeking to combat GMOs by pushing for labeling mandates on the state and federal levels. These mandates are being promoted as pro-consumer but their effect will be the opposite by creating greater misinformation. Join us as we examine the history and science of GMOs, their current use and benefits, and why GMO labeling is not only unnecessary but would also do a disservice to consumers.




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CEI President Lawson Bader

Phrases and concepts that come straight from the free enterprise playbook—fiscal hawk, job creator, and venture capitalist—are clearly appropriated to promote increased government spending and intervention. > In Name Only

Sopot, Poland

Economic architecture of a new Europe. How to make institutions, governance and regulations to foster long-lasting growth?

Featuring CEI regulatory reform expert, Clyde Wayne Crews Jr.