Dear Representative Price and Senator Ayotte: On behalf of more than two million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I applaud you for introducing the Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013 (S.184, H.R.1874). Your bill would require the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to include dynamic scoring in its reports. This will give Congress a [...]
Budget & Spending Issues
First, THANK YOU to everyone who contacted their State Senators on HB 648.
This bill relating to eminent domain petitions by public utilities passed the Senate last week by a vote of 23-1. This is a huge victory for private property owners in our state and is a real demonstration of our citizen legislature at work an overwhelming number of you contacted your elected officials with your concerns and they voted to best represent the people that elected them.
Thank you again to all of you for your efforts.
Second, there are a couple pieces of legislation receiving hearings this week that we want to bring to your attention.
By Bob Sanders - January 19, 2012
Should N.H. "bureaucrats" have to go to the legislature before expending funds to see whether they want to join a low carbon fuel standard compact?
Cory Lewandowski, state director of Americans for Prosperity and a strong supporter of the bill, said HB 1487 would prevent "state bureaucrats" at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services "from entering a program that will cost the state money,"
Lewandowski said such programs could increase the price at the gas pumps and in grocery stores.
However, some of the state's bureaucrats are pretty good, said Science Technology and Energy Committee Chair Rep. James Garrity of Atkinson, and if the 10 other northeastern states adopt a "liquid Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative" it might not be such a bad idea to have some of them do what they can do.
"It would be less ugly if we were at the table," he said.
By Michael Ryan - January 19, 2012
Windham resident and Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire Director Corey Lewandowski will testify in Concord today in support of a bill which would require legislative approval for state participation in any low-carbon fuel standard program.
Lewandowski will be before the House Science, Technology and Energy Committee at 9:30 a.m.
According to the bill, labeled HB 1487, the approval would be needed before any funds could be provided or expended involving the state's "planning, evaluating, implementing or participating in any state, regional or national low carbon fuel standards program."
AFP N.H. spoke out in early November about the state's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Lewandowski once again said in a release this morning that New Hampshire doesn't need another RGGI, which is why AFP N.H. supports HB 1487.
By Deborah Mcdermott September 18, 2011
With little national media attention, President Barack Obama earlier this month quietly announced he was pulling back from stricter pollution standards that the White House had been promising to implement since he took office.
That decision is hailed by oil and coal industry officials as a smart decision to preserve jobs and further proof that the White House is showing a willingness to talk to them. But it has been derided by environmentalists, who call his decision "shocking" and "extremely disappointing."
Political ramifications ripple into New Hampshire as well, with Americans for Prosperity calling the dismantling of the federal Environment Protection Agency a presidential campaign issue. But the concern for the health of New Hampshire and Maine residents and its forests is of foremost concern to state environmentalists, who see the president's decision as having serious implications for both states.