THE NEW HAMPSHIRE LABOR NEWS Daily Clips for 11/17/11
RGGI report: N.H. benefits, but not as much as others: “New Hampshire received a net economic benefit of $17 million and has added 150 jobs a year over the three years since the cap and trade program went into effect in 2008, according to the report, which was put together by the Boston-based consulting firm Analysis Group and released by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.”
Bob Bridgham Letter Bob Bridgham: In NH Democratic policies helped create jobs | Conway Daily Sun: “Looked at in this light, the unemployment statistics tell a different story than the one Mr. Hoyt spins for us. Using seasonally adjusted data we find that New Hampshire’s unemployment peaked at 6.7 percent between September 2009 and January 2010. From then to May 2011, while state policy and budget reflected actions of a Democratic legislature, unemployment dropped steadily to 4.8 percent. From June 2011, unemployment rose steadily to the recently reported 5.4 percent, a rise that coincides with the effects of actions by the new, Republican-controlled legislature. In other words, Democratic policies helped to create jobs; Republican policies have taken them away.”
More TEA runs the Governor’s Seat? If you thought O’Brien is bad as the House Speaker, just wait till you see what would happen if Kevin Smith becomes Governor.
New Hampshire and Manchester news, weather, business and sports – New Hampshire’s newspaper: “The Granite Status has learned that former Cornerstone Action executive director Kevin Smith, after thinking long and hard about it, has decided to run for governor.
“I’m in,” Smith said in an interview. “I’m definitely running.”
He has opened a “Kevin Smith for New Hampshire” political action committee and will begin raising money and organizing a leadership committee. KevinSmithforGovernor.com will be online Thursday morning.”
GOV. Perry was hitting the streets of New Hampshire Yesterday and drumming up new controversy. The same man who passed legislation to provide education to illegal immigrants in TX now barrs them from Town Hall Meeting.
Perry all business in NH amid immigration woes – Boston.com: “Citing federal regulations, a company employee sat beside a Perry campaign staffer at the door and asked people for driver’s licenses or other identification to prove citizenship.
The employee, who refused to give her name, said non-citizens wouldn’t be allowed in.
Another company employee, assembly manager Shawn O’Hagan, later said immigrants should not have been barred from attending. But he said anyone who couldn’t prove their citizenship would have to be escorted inside.”
Manchester: Perry urges ‘brow-beating’ | Concord Monitor: “As for government agencies, Perry supported downsizing and redefining the Environmental Protection Agency and delegating the TSA’s responsibilities to a private-sector company.
When asked if Perry would cut government employees through attrition, the candidate said he would “cut with an axe.””
MARK Provost will be speaking at the NH AFL-CIO Coodinator’s Meeting tonight…..
Occupy NH to Protest Primary – Concord, NH Patch: “In a posting on the Occupy NH website, organizer Mark Provost said members will travel to several communities leading up to the Primary to drum up support.
The exact nature of the Primary protest was unclear.
“If we protest in numbers, we will contribute to changing the consciousness of people in New Hampshire and across the country,” Provost wrote. “Occupy New Hampshire has a very rare and privileged opportunity to shape the national political debate. We could set the tone for the rest of national primaries.”
The group also plans to travel to Concord, Exeter, Keene, Nashua, Portsmouth and the university towns of Durham, Keene and Plymouth leading up to the Primary on Jan. 10, 2012.
The First-in-the-Nation state welcomes various interests every four years. They birddog the candidates, or try to, and they struggle to have their voices heard over the presidential primary tumult.
OWS has drawn some Democrat and independent supporters in the state, and it has drawn the ire of the substantial New Hampshire Tea Party Coalition.”