NH doesn’t have immigration issue – NashuaTelegraph.com: “O’Brien told the New Hampshire Union Leader that New Hampshire especially needs such a law because it’s a border state, as is Arizona. He said the high-court decision gives the state “a road map” to Arizona-type legislation here.
Yes, the Granite State shares a 58-mile boundary with Canada, but at no time in memory has there been any proof that the border is porous and that New Hampshire is consequently burdened with illegal immigrant populations.”
David Shribman: Romney, Obama both confident of winning NH » Opinion » SalemNews.com, Salem, MA: “CHOCORUA, N.H. — And you thought the presidential politics story in New Hampshire ended six months ago.
That was only the frontispiece, an evocative landscape like the famous one — silvery lake, soaring mountain, still one of the most stunning roadside attractions in this state — that the artist Thomas Cole painted here in 1827. It turns out there will be far more to the Granite State political story than even Mitt Romney, winner of the Republican primary in January, could have contemplated.
These days, Romney, who served as governor in the neighboring state of Massachusetts and has a lakeside vacation house in Wolfeboro, a pleasant 40-minute drive from here, is running hard in New Hampshire again. So is Barack Obama, who took the state four Novembers ago.”
Tea Party Sees Ruling As New Rallying Cry | New Hampshire Public Radio: “Some of the earliest and most vocal opponents of President Obama’s health care law were members of the Tea Party. In fact, health care quickly became the issue fueling the rise of the movement.
Anger over the Affordable Care Act drove the Tea Party and Republicans to big gains in the 2010 elections, but since then the movement has seen its prominence and influence wane.
Now, Tea Party activists say the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the law will reignite that original passion in time for this fall’s election.”
Grants aim to keep NH students in work force | New Hampshire NEWS02: “The new Stay Work Play Challenge Grant incentive program helps address this directly by showcasing New Hampshire employers who agree to contribute $8,000 to pay down college loans of newly hired graduates over the first four years of employment.
“The most essential business challenge is attracting and retaining the best talent,” said Gray Chynoweth, chief operating office at Dyn. “Typically New Hampshire businesses are put at a disadvantage because of the generally lower wages as opposed to metropolitan areas and the large amount of debt New Hampshire students tend to come out of school with. This program helps New Hampshire businesses compete for talent. Companies that don’t take advantage of this are missing a real opportunity.””
Republican Led House Refuses to Take Up Call Center Bill | Communications Workers of America: “Ron Collins, CWA’s Chief of Staff, said, “The House of Representatives faced a stark choice — side with American consumers’ security while revitalizing the job prospects of thousands of American workers or side with corporate America that is all too content to ship jobs overseas at any cost. It’s not surprising that today’s result broke along party lines and that most House Republicans sided with corporations like Bank of America, T-Mobile USA and Wells Fargo ahead of the best interests of the American public.”
The final vote was 238-178 against consideration of the bill. Joining the bill’s supporters was Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) Democrats who opposed the bill are Jason Altmire, Pa.; Dan Boren, Okla.; Jim Matheson, Utah; Kurt Schrader, Ore.; and Heath Shuler, N.C.
Seven Republicans and eight Democrats did not vote, including: Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.), Andre Carson (D-Ind.), Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), Tim Griffin (R-Ark.), Tim Holden (D-Pa.), Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.), Jesse Jackson Jr., (D-Ill.), Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.), Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.), and C.W. Bill Young (R-Fla.).
“Now we have a recorded vote on this critical issue, and we know who chose to stand with U.S. workers over corporations that offshore our jobs. Our members will take this into account in the fall elections,” said Shane Larson, CWA Legislative Director.”