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Saturday
Jul252015

NH Citizens For A Strong NH - "Climbing Maggie" 

 

"Climbing Maggie"

 

(July 24, 2015) - As reported by WMUR last evening, Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire is beginning an aggressive, state-wide, digital campaign. The advertisement highlights Governor Maggie Hassan's willingness to climb over the most vulnerable Granite Staters in order to move up the political ladder.

The digital advertisement, which focuses on Governor Hassan's support of harmful cuts to nursing homes, and highlights her continued endorsement of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, can be viewed HERE.

Derek Dufresne, spokesman for Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, released the following statement:

"Granite Staters deserve a full-time governor who fights for them and their families every day of the week. Regrettably, with Governor Maggie Hassan, we have an ineffective and hyper partisan career politician who focuses solely on her allegiance to liberal Washington special interests as she steps on the most vulnerable to get ahead.

"From drastic cuts to nursing homes to her ongoing support for Obamacare's Medicaid expansion regardless of its negative implications, Governor Hassan has made it clear that she is more concerned with climbing the political ladder than the welfare of Granite State families."
 

  

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Saturday
Jul252015

Josiah Bartlett Center - Bad Budget Information and Asset Forfeiture  

 

Weekly Update from the Josiah Bartlett Center

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

Bad Budget Information Creates Squabbles

One of the greatest obstacles to our current crop of politicians getting along with each other is a lack of information or at least a lack of good information. Sharing information and sharing it correctly is important not just for the sake of government transparency but so political squabbles are more constructive. New Hampshire’s state budget process needs more and better information. A just-passed transparency bill comes too late to help this budget but is an important step for the future.

New Hampshire’s government is very transparent in some areas and pathetically opaque in others. We do a terrific job on taxes. Each month’s tax receipts are posted within a day or two of the month ending. That they are posted quickly and completely helps make them a useful analytical tool for policymakers and also for interested parties outside the legislature. But the speed with which they are posted is only a small part of the story. Click here to keep reading.


New Hampshire's Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

Did you know the government can seize your property for no other reason than that they think you might have committed a crime? While this sounds like something that would never happen in a modern democracy, it can happen in nearly every state of the Union. This practice, known as Civil Asset Forfeiture, allows law enforcement to seize the assets or property of an individual suspected of committing a crime, often times without even filing charges. It is used most often by law enforcement as a tool in the War on Drugs, in particular, seizing large amounts of money or vehicles from suspected traffickers in an attempt to stem the flow of illegal drugs. Click here to keep reading.

 

 
 
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Saturday
Jul252015

Strong NH: Your Weekly E-Newsletter 

 

 
 
Climbing Maggie: Launching a new digital campaign 
 
As WMUR reported last evening, our organization is beginning an aggressive, state-wide, digital campaign this week. The advertisement highlights Governor Maggie Hassan's willingness to climb over the most vulnerable Granite Staters in order to move up the political ladder.

We believe that Granite Staters deserve a full-time governor who fights for them and their families every day of the week. Regrettably, with Governor Maggie Hassan, we have an ineffective and hyper partisan career politician who focuses solely on her allegiance to liberal Washington special interests as she steps on the most vulnerable to get ahead.

 

From drastic cuts to nursing homes to her ongoing support for Obamacare's Medicaid expansion regardless of its negative implications, Governor Hassan has made it clear that she is more concerned with climbing the political ladder than the welfare of Granite State families.

  

Click HERE to watch the digital advertisement. 

 
 
 

Another Veto: Gov. Hassan vetoes a tax reform bill that would have saved jobs
 
Governor Maggie Hassan vetoed SB 550 this week, a tax reform bill, that if signed into law, would have given important business profits tax clarification that would have kept jobs in the Granite State.

 

Her veto was despite a report found in last Friday's Portsmouth Herald, which said New Hampshire's job growth "remains on a disappointing path," falling behind both the national average and growth in Massachusetts.

 

Governor Hassan has since said that she "might consider the change" as a part of the budget process.

 

With Governor Maggie Hassan's willingness to consider these tax changes as a part of the budget process, she has shown that she is well aware of the positive implications it would have on New Hampshire small businesses. Instead, once again, she is trying to use it as a political chit to manipulate the budget process simply to further her own political career.

 

Granite Staters are well aware that under Governor Hassan's failed leadership, our state is on a dangerous path where New Hampshire job growth is falling behind both the national average and growth in Massachusetts. Despite numerous reports that depict concerning implications for families in our state, our governor has once again refused to embrace bipartisan solutions that would move New Hampshire forward.

 
 

An Important Initiative: Allowing those who protect us, to protect themselves 
 
Sixty-seven New Hampshire state representatives are calling on Governor Maggie Hassan to change the state's policy regarding National Guardsmen being able to carry firearms in order to protect themselves from future harm.

The representatives signed a letter that was delivered to the governor yesterday, requesting a change in policy from no firearms to open or concealed carry, noting that guardsmen have a right of self-protection that the current policy challenges.

Click HERE to read more about the initiative.  

 

 
 

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Friday
Jul242015

Watchdog.org - Parents risk jail for their kids  

 

Tesla gets $295M in cap & trade credits for technology not offered to customers

The credits came through a government program that was supposed to encourage Tesla to promote its new battery-swap technology, but the program didn't require evidence that the company actually provided the service.
 
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In D.C., parents risk jail to get students into highly ranked schools
 
Many parents in the D.C. area are risking jail time to send their kids to better schools in other districts. Could more school choice programs be part of the solution?
 
 

 

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A big fight over a natural gas pipeline project divides Massachusetts
 
Even though it could save ratepayers billions, critics have lined up to oppose a proposed natural gas pipeline that would service customers in Massachusetts and New England.
 
 

 

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If Gov. Kasich is on the Republican ticket, Obamacare repeal is off the table
 
Most of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s arguments for expanding Medicaid coverage under Obamacare sound like they were written by Democratic strategists. If he's on the GOP presidential ticket, Obamacare repeal won't be an option.
 
 

 

Obama commutes life sentence of ‘nonviolent’ drug dealer charged with death threat

 
The federal prison system may be full of incarcerated nonviolent offenders, but Stephen Donovan isn’t exactly the unfortunate, incarcerated soul the mainstream media and Obama administration make him out to be.
 
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Next battle in the sharing economy war: Worker classification

 

The big question threatening to upend the sharing economy business model of companies like Uber and TaskRabbit is how to classify the people providing services. Are they employees, or contractors?

Wednesday
Jul222015

Daily Signal - Pro-Life Leaders Say Planned Parenthood Openly 'Targets' Black Community 

The Daily Signal

July 22, 2015
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Pro-Life Leaders Say Planned Parenthood Openly 'Targets' Black Community

Following allegations that Planned Parenthood is selling aborted fetal body parts for profit, black pro-life leaders are calling to defund the organization and address what they call "targeting" of their community.

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Meet the 41 Companies That Donate Directly to Planned Parenthood

According to 2nd Vote, more than 25 percent of Planned Parenthood's $1.3 billion annual revenue comes from private donations, which includes corporate contributions.

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Commmentary

From Sea to Shining Sea: 5 Examples of Voter Fraud Across America

Contrary to the assertions of many, voter fraud is not a myth.

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Scott Walker 'Absolutely' Supports First Amendment Defense Act

The Wisconsin governor talks to Daily Signal contributor David Brody about the congressional push to protect religious liberty.

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'They Don't Have to Bake a Cake for You': Baker to His 'Fellow' Gays and Lesbians

A self-described gay baker named Jesse Bartholomew has come out in defense of Christian bakers who decline to bake cakes for same-sex weddings.

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Florida Family Indicted for Defrauding Export-Import Bank, Costing Government $2 Million

The family allegedly created fake invoices and shipping documents to obtain a loan from Ex-Im.

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