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Trump Nominates Fast Food CEO As Sec of Labor And House Labor Committe Chair Implies Unions Are Obsolete

As if this incoming train-wreck we call President-Elect Trump is not bad enough two more horrible things happened last night.

First, Trump is considering the head of a fast food chain as his new Secretary of Labor.

Second, Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC), the newly elected chair of the U.S. House … Continue reading

Union Leaders Cautiously Optimistic About Sale of FairPoint to Illinois-Based Consolidated Communications

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Portland, ME—Leaders of unions representing telecom workers in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont responded to the announcement by Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. that it … Continue reading

Granite State Rumbling: Every Child Matters NH’s Goals For 2017

Now that the elections and Thanksgiving are in our rearview mirror, our attention turns to the holidays of December and the hope of what a new year will bring.

2016 has been a long year for the advocates, organizations, and agencies across the state and across the country … Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: State’s Pension Recapitalization Effort Hurts Schools

We should all be concerned about the future of Nashua’s public school system if the State Government does not help alleviate the burden of rising pension costs on municipal budgets. As I see it, the easiest way state lawmakers could help out would be to adopt legislation that would reduce … Continue reading

IRS Warns Of Delays In Tax Refunds For Those Who Claim Two Key Tax Credits

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded New Hampshire taxpayers who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) to plan on a refund delay until Feb.15. 

A recent federal law change aimed at making it easier for the IRS to detect … Continue reading

Leo W Gerard: Fire Ants Killed The TPP

The defeat of the TPP is a tale of ants slaying a dragon.

It seemed a fearsome task, challenging the powerful behemoth that is Wall Street, Big Pharma, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Big Ag, Big Oil, all their lobbyists, and all the Congress critters they’d “campaign-financed” to support their … Continue reading

After The Voting: What’s Next For Energy And Climate Issues In New Hampshire?

Environmental groups host 2016 Post Election Round Table 

CONCORD, NH – How will the current environmental protections continue to safeguard our public health with the dramatic shift in the administration in the White House and the State House? Energy saving and pollution reduction programs, once a … Continue reading

Rough Road Ahead: Republicans Take Governor, House And Senate In NH

All the votes have been counted and we are looking at a very rough road ahead.

With the election of Donald Trump we will see a revived national effort to cut taxes for business, cut regulations on environmental protections, and repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Here in New Hampshire we … Continue reading

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Business Economist And Industry Shill Now Chair Of Health Economics At UNH

The University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics just hired one of the business industry’s biggest shills in the fight against raising the minimum wage. The Donald likely would be looking for love in all the wrong places if he campaigned in some deep western Kentucky union halls.

If you’re a union member who might vote for Donald Trump…

…please consider this: Buried in this week’s document leak to the UK-based Guardian, there is a check from Donald Trump for $15,000 – made payable to Wisconsin Club for Growth – and dated April 3, 2012, the same day that Trump met with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in New York.

Shea-Porter Campaign Releases A Bold, Progressive Plan to Reform Congress

Shea-Porter's Plan Takes On Campaign Finance Reforms, The Revolving Door Of Members Becoming Lobbyists, More Transparency From Lobbyists and Members, And Eliminating Taxpayer Funded Perks

Presidential Race: Different Tax Policies Would Have HUGE Effects On Working People

Underneath all the headlines about emails and wandering hands, there are some very important policy differences between the two presidential candidates. Let’s start with tax policies.