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City firefighter cuts career short in face of pension changes

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20110608-NEWS-106080371

By Charles McMahoncmcmahon@seacoastonline.comJune 08, 2011 2:00 AMPORTSMOUTH — In the end, it wasn’t old age or injury that Ted Blood said forced him to retire. Instead, it was the legislative uncertainty in Concord over pension reform that led the longtime city firefighter to hang up his gear and … Continue reading

AFL-CIO’s MacKenzie on 3rd non vote on veto

For Immediate Release

June 8, 2011

Contact: Kurt Ehrenberg, 603-498-2275

New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Mark MacKenzie’s Statement on 3rd Delay of HB 474 Vote:

Today, once again, there were over 350 of New Hampshire’s elected representatives gathered at the State House, waiting for Speaker O’Brien to allow them to vote, … Continue reading

A short message from our friends at Blue Hampshire and Granite State Progress.

Blue Hampshire: Politics ::: New England Right To Work Committee: A Post Office Box and a Lobbyist: “Ever seen the office or webpage for the New England Right To Work Committee, a front group for corporate special interests pushing anti-worker legislation in New Hampshire?

Neither had we. Until now.

Yes, … Continue reading

Republican NH lawmaker denies booze accusations – Boston.com

More News on the accusations of being intoxicated in the state house.

Republican NH lawmaker denies booze accusations – Boston.com: “EXETER, N.H.—A New Hampshire lawmaker is responding to allegations that he has at times been drunk when on the House floor.

Exeter Republican State Rep. Matt Quandt says the … Continue reading

#3 on “Double Dip: Kenison led NH DOT, now directs Nashua Broad St. project.”

Part 3 of the series on Double-Dipping in the state.

Double Dip: Kenison led NH DOT, now directs Nashua Broad St. project. – NashuaTelegraph.com: “NASHUA – Leon Kenison receives a pension from the state and works full time for the city.
And that’s perfectly legal, according to Marty Karlon, … Continue reading

Big stakes for small businesses – NashuaTelegraph.com

NH AFL-CIO and Community organizations are helping to show the adverse effects of Right To Work on small Businesses.

Big stakes for small businesses – NashuaTelegraph.com: “CONCORD – Several small-business owners tried to counter claims Tuesday that New Hampshire industry supports the right-to-work law.
The bill (HB 474) would prevent … Continue reading

LTE: Representatives should uphold veto of right-to-work bill » Opinion » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Another LTE on Speaker O’Brien holding up the vote on HB474.

Letter: Representatives should uphold veto of right-to-work bill » Opinion » EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA: “Recently I contacted all 13 of my New Hampshire House of Representatives members urging them to vote to uphold Gov. John Lynch’s veto … Continue reading

A Message from Joseph Donahue on HB 0420

Prior to the session today at 1:00 the House Labor Committee   will be holding a work session at 11:00 in room 307 LOB on HB   420 “Relative to independent contractors under workers’   compensation”. This is Representative Infantine’s   bill that will change (WEAKEN) the criteria that determines   independent contractor status … Continue reading

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