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Friday
Sep052014

NHDP - Monitor: Nine labor unions endorse Shaheen 

Concord Monitor: Nine labor unions endorse Shaheen

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE
Monitor staff
Thursday, September 4, 2014

Click here for the full story or read an excerpt below. 

A coalition of the state’s largest labor unions, including the National Education Association and State Employees Association, put their backing behind incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen while knocking her top opponent, Scott Brown.

“This election, we’re going door to door because there’s a real contrast in this race between someone running for New Hampshire working families and someone who’s in this race to line his own pockets,” said Mark Mackenzie, President of the NH AFL-CIO said in a press release from the Shaheen campaign.

In the release, Shaheen’s campaign hit Brown for recent comments that he doesn’t believe its a senator’s role to create jobs and for his role as an advisor to a company that outsourced jobs. The Teamsters as well as unions for the state’s iron workers, electrical workers, food and commercial works, laborers and postal workers also endorsed Shaheen, according to the release.

“As governor and senator, Jeanne Shaheen’s worked to create good paying jobs by investing in infrastructure and education right here in New Hampshire,” said Joe Bonfiglio, President of the Massachusetts & Northern New England Laborers’ District Council. “Scott Brown on the other hand seems to care more about the economies of China and Mexico. He’s made a quarter million dollars on the board of a company that shipped jobs overseas to increase profits.”

Those comments refer to Brown’s role as an advisor to a paper company called Kadant Inc., which the Nashua Telegraph reported outsourced jobs to China and Mexico. Brown made $270,000 for his role as an advisor and still sits on the board. 

Wednesday
Aug062014

Hemingway For Governor - ANDREW HEMINGWAY WINS STRAW POLL/COMMENTS ON HAVENSTEIN'S TAX PROPOSAL: "BORING AND INEFFECTIVE"

Andrew Wins NAFRW’s Straw Poll 62% to 38%!!

 

Manchester, NH –Fresh off the heels of a big win at Nashua Area Federated Republican Women’s Straw Poll last night, where Andrew garnered 62% of the vote over Walt Havenstein’s 38%, Havenstein released his so-called “jobs plan” today. Candidate for New Hampshire Governor, Andrew Hemingway, released the following statement on the 11 page proposal:

“Those 11 pages could’ve been condensed in to one line that reads, ‘I propose doing what everyone else has proposed doing for two decades and watch history repeat itself.’ Reduce the BPT. Market the state. Pass Right to Work.  I actually agree with some of these things, but the idea that this is going to create 25 thousand jobs or improve New Hampshire’s budget or economy to any level we need to, is a ridiculous assertion.  This jobs plan is boring and ineffective and the people of the Granite State deserve at least a little bit of effort when it comes to how they’re going to put food on their tables, beyond stale campaign promises and rhetoric

“I have released a real tax proposal that changes the entire current system of taxation in the state and I’ve done that because if we are to actually grow, expand and maybe get 25,000 jobs in here, that’s what we need to do.  A moderate reduction in one business tax, which only benefits large companies, will not create any economic growth.  The rest of this so-called plan is platitudes.” – Andrew Hemingway

Tuesday
Jul292014

NHDP - Havenstein & Hemingway to Pledge Allegiance to the Koch Brothers 

Failed CEO Walt Havenstein and conservative activist Andrew Hemingway embrace Koch Brothers platform by signing Americans for Prosperity pledge
 

Manchester, NH – Failed CEO Walt Havenstein and conservative activist Andrew Hemingway are not only taking pages from the Koch Brothers playbook, they are fully embracing their ultra-conservative agenda, according to a report by the Concord Monitor earlier today. Both gubernatorial candidates are planning to sign a "pledge" from Koch Brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire that would hurt middle-class families and take the Granite State in the wrong direction.

The ultra-conservative group, founded by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, is known for partnering with candidates like disgraced Speaker Bill O’Brien, who received a “Conservative of the Year” award from the Americans for Prosperity Foundation earlier this year.

“We know now that failed CEO Walt Havenstein and conservative activist Andrew Hemingway are not just taking policy positions from the Bill O’Brien/Koch Brothers playbook, they are fully pledging allegiance to the Tea Party platform,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party
Deputy Communications Director, Bryan Lesswing. “Havenstein and Hemingway may think that touting their loyalty to the Koch Brothers will earn them support, but Granite Staters know better than to accept their Bill O’Brien/anti-middle class agenda that would take our state in the wrong direction.”
 
This year, Americans for Prosperity – New Hampshire is calling on candidates to commit to advancing painful and irresponsible budget cuts in Concord reminiscent of the Bill O’Brien era, passing so-called "Right-to-Work" legislation that would hurt working Granite State families, and opposing any and all forms of the Affordable Care Act, including Medicaid expansion, which is helping 50,000 Granite State families get affordable, quality health coverage.
 
"By pledging their allegiance to the Koch Brothers, Havenstein and Hemingway are pledging to move our state backwards by returning to the devastating Bill O’Brien cuts that slashed higher education in half, taking health insurance away from up to 50,000 hard-working Granite Staters and repealing a bipartisan transportation plan that will rebuild our roads and bridges and finish the completion of I-93," continued Lesswing.
Saturday
Jul192014

CEI Today: Big Labor, EPA report, winning the climate debate, and regulatory disclosure 

 

Friday, July 18, 2014
In the News Today

 

The High Cost of Big Labor - a three part series

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws

The 24 states with right-to-work laws compare to the other states.The top 10 states most negatively affected by the lack of a right-to-work law are: Alaska, Connecticut, California, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland, Wisconsin, New York, and Michigan.


Understanding Public Pension Debt


State government pension debt burdens labor markets and worsens the business climate.

 


EPA INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT - CHRISTOPHER HORNER

EPA's inspector general's office on Wednesday released a report exonerating the agency from charges it discriminated against right-of-center groups in waiving FOIA fees.

 

But CEI's Christopher Horner counters that the EPA has acknowledged to him in writing that it sets aside requests from him (and perceived associates) for separate handling. "It thereby admits the bias," says Horner, "and flatly contradicts its public denials of such practices.

"The OIG goes to great lengths to ... avoid the relevant facts," Horner concludes.


> Interview Christopher Horner
 

ABOLISH EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG

CEI.org: Ten Reasons to Abolish the Export-Import Bank


A new CEI study released today compiles ten reasons to abolish the Export-Import Bank. The bank subsidizes companies that export goods abroad, and foreign companies that buy those goods. Whatever the intentions behind the bank, the result is one of the federal government’s largest corporate welfare programs. > Read more

> Related: CEI Podcast: Time to Close the Export-Import Bank


> Interview Ryan Young

 


WINNING THE CLIMATE DEBATE - MYRON EBELL

James Delingpole Interviews Myron Ebell: 'What They Want to do is Make you Poorer'

What is the best way to win the climate debate? Director of Global Warming and International Environmental Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Myron Ebell talks climate debate tactics with James Delingpole. Is the starting point of the debate moral, scientific, or political?
> View the interview

> Interview Myron Ebell
 

REGULATORY DISCLOSURE - WAYNE CREWS

Red Tapeworm 2014: Federal Regulatory Disclosure Becomes More Confused

“The Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions” normally appears in the Federal Register each fall and (minus the Regulatory Plan) each spring. But until the Spring 2014 agenda’s release in late May, the appearance of the agenda had become quite irregular. Another complication is that agencies are not required to limit their regulatory activity to what they publish in the agenda.  > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes

 

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Thursday
Jul172014

CEI Today: Right-to-work, Ex-Im Bank, victory for women 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
In the News Today

 

The High Cost of Big Labor - a three part series

An Interstate Analysis of Right to Work Laws

The 24 states with right-to-work laws compare to the other states.The top 10 states most negatively affected by the lack of a right-to-work law are: Alaska, Connecticut, California, New Jersey, Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland, Wisconsin, New York, and Michigan.


Understanding Public Pension Debt


State government pension debt burdens labor markets and worsens the business climate.

 

ABOLISH EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG

CEI.org: Ten Reasons to Abolish the Export-Import Bank


A new CEI study released today compiles ten reasons to abolish the Export-Import Bank. The bank subsidizes companies that export goods abroad, and foreign companies that buy those goods. Whatever the intentions behind the bank, the result is one of the federal government’s largest corporate welfare programs. > Read more

> Related: CEI Podcast: Time to Close the Export-Import Bank


> Interview Ryan Young


 

WAR ON VICTORY FOR WOMEN - ALOYSIUS HOGAN & JULIE GUNLOCK

Huffington Post: Court Ruling Imminent in Challenge to Obamacare Exchange and Federal Overreach

 

Women just scored a significant victory in the U.S. Supreme Court. In Harris v. Quinn, decided just last month, the Supreme Court declared that childcare providers and personal care aids (PCAs attend to hygiene, housekeeping, and meal preparation for the elderly and infirm) are not required to unionize. Women primarily make up childcare providers and PCAs. > Read more


> Interview Aloysius Hogan
 

Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!
 

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. > cei.org/warrenbrookes

 

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Every Friday afternoon, we send out an electronic newsletter on the latest energy and environment happenings, known as the Cooler Heads Digest. Sign up today!

 

    


 

CEI President Lawson Bader

@libertynkilts

Obamacare is a
game of Jenga

 

Saturday, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org