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NH House Majority Leader Reacts to Reduction in Unemployment Tax 

CONCORD – New Hampshire House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan (R-Brookline) offered the following comments relative to the announcement that the unemployment tax rate for employers will be lowered by 1%, saving New Hampshire businesses millions.


House Republican Leader Jack Flanagan (R-Brookline)


“This is great news for New Hampshire’s job creators. As we know, New Hampshire has some of the highest corporate tax rates in the nation. Any reduction to the cost of doing business and creating jobs will help our business community.”


”As part of our legislative agenda, House Republicans will continue to search for reasonable ways to reduce our business taxes and burdensome regulations to help retain existing businesses and help them grow, attract new businesses, and help our private sector create new and better paying jobs.”





CEI Today: Gruber to testify, regs on small business, illegal volunteering, and more 

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
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Small Business Regulations: Obama Red Tape Exceeds Bush Level


President Obama has issued nearly half again as many “major,” $100-million regulations during his six years as President as George Bush did in his final six. (Obama had 407 over the period, Bush had 277).  

However, when it comes to regulations impacting small business, Obama also comes out as the bigger regulator.  > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews


Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber is set to testify today before Darrell Issa’s government oversight committee. He may get some uncomfortable grilling about numerous comments caught on video that undermine the government's claims about Obamacare subsidies and IRS implementation.

> USA Today: Pessimist's persistence could pay off against Obamacare

> Interview Sam Kazman



Fox Business: What new EPA water regulations mean for business

Competitive Enterprise Institute Fellow Carrie Sheffield on new EPA water regulations and Uber getting a $41B valuation. > View the Fox Business interview


> Interview Carrie Sheffield


11 Groups Urge Senators to Allow More Time to Consider NLRB Nominee McFerran

The Competitive Enterprise Institute and 10 allied organizations signed a coalition letter urging the Senate to delay the nomination of Lauren McFerran to the National Labor Relations Board. > Read more 


> Related: Senate ensures NLRB keeps Democratic majority


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Join us for our 3rd Annual Women & Money Forum! 
When: Thursday, January 8, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Networking Reception to follow. 
Location: Southern New Hampshire University, Robert Frost Hall, 2500 North River Rd. Manchester, NH 
Rates: CWBA Members - $50, Non Yet Members - $75, Network Reception- $10
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Register by December 5th and receive a free admission to Networking Reception. 

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Center for Women’s Business Advancement
Southern New Hampshire University – Madison House

2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH 03106-1045
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Contact: Southern New Hampshire University, 2500 N River Rd, Manchester, NH 03106




NHDP - Brown Voted to Cut Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Support for Women Owned Businesses 

Manchester, NH—With the election a week away, the choice between Scott Brown and Jeanne Shaheen couldn’t be clearer when it comes to support for women-owned businesses. As Jeanne Shaheen is today highlighting her commitment to supporting New Hampshire jobs and women-owned small businesses, Scott Brown’s record further proves that he’s wrong for New Hampshire.  When in the Massachusetts State Senate in 2006, Brown voted in support of then-Governor Romney’s deep cut to the Affirmative Market Program, which promoted equality by ensuring that women-owned businesses had a fair shot to participate in state contracts.
“The difference between Jeanne Shaheen and Scott Brown is stark: Shaheen is the kind of leader who stands up for women-owned businesses and fights for opportunities for them to succeed, but Scott Brown champions cuts to programs that offer these businesses important support,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. “Scott Brown’s loyalty is with the big corporate special interests groups that fund his campaigns and line his pockets, not small businesses here in New Hampshire. His record and his economic agenda is just further proof that he’s not for New Hampshire.” 


Brown Voted to Cut $224,588 From Program Supporting Women-Owned Businesses. In 2006, Brown voted to uphold “Gov. Romney’s $224,588 veto reduction (from $299,588 to $75,000) in funding for the Affirmative Market Program (AMP). Supporters of the $224,588 said that AMP promotes equality by ensuring that minority and women-owned businesses participate in and receive state contracts in many areas including construction and the delivery of goods and services.” [Sun Chronicle, 8/7/06]



MANCHESTER Today, the Brown campaign released a new TV ad titled: “Zero” highlighting Jeanne Shaheen’s zero percent rating from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) this Congress.  The NFIB is one of the nation’s leading voices for small business, and has given Brown a lifetime 94% rating for his pro-growth policies and positions.
Brown was endorsed by the NFIB at North Country Tractor in Pembroke as part of the “Better Jobs For All” tour, citing his positions to repeal Obamacare and ​lower energy prices.  Recently, the Portsmouth Herald reported that rising energy ​costs will pose a "dire situation" this winter​​​ in New Hampshire.  Senator Shaheen voted to pave the way for a national energy tax set to increase electricity prices up to 18%.
Echoing the NFIB’s support, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed Brown and
said the matchup between Brown and Shaheen, “represents one of the clearest choices between failed economic policies and a new vision for our country that will prioritize growth and prosperity.”

Transcript "Zero":

Narrator: For New Hampshire making ends meet is getting harder to do
And Jeanne Shaheen
She has a zero percent rating from small business
Jeanne Shaheen, standing with Obama not New Hampshire


Shaheen Has A Lifetime Rating Of 34% With The NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business, Accessed 10/19/14)
Scott Brown Has A 94% Lifetime Rating From The NFIB. "NFIB member Bob Washburn of Concord provided opening remarks touting Scott Brown’s small business lifetime voting record of 94%. The owner of North Country Tractor, Bill Taranovich, also provided comments regarding his hesitancy in hiring and expanding his business for fear of triggering Obamacare penalties and fines." (NFIB Press Release, 10/1/14)