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In Case You Missed It: More Evidence of Job Creation by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Concord – A news article in the Nashua Telegraph yesterday highlighted the positive impact that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has had in New Hampshire.  According to the Telegraph, and the state Office of Economic Stimulus, over 8,300 jobs have been created in the Granite State, while just a little more than half of […]

Forsythe Doesn’t Understand the Difference Between NH and DC

Republican State Senate candidate ignores the facts on New Hampshire’s economic recovery Concord – In an op-ed published in Foster’s Daily Democrat on Monday, District 4 State Senate candidate Jim Forsythe claimed that Concord is “broken” and “has become the new D.C.”  What the Tea Party candidate failed to mention was the fact that New […]

Jim Luther in “Sync” with John Stephen’s Reckless Economic Plan

Republican State Senate candidate favors an unprecedented hike in local property taxes Concord – On Saturday, GOP candidate for State Senate in District 12 Jim Luther stated in an interview with the conservative blog GraniteGrok that he was in “sync” with Republican gubernatorial candidate John Stephen and his reckless economic plan. Stephen’s proposal would empty […]

New Hampshire Unemployment Rates Falls to Nearly 40% Below the National Rate

Granite State continues to lead the national economy recovery Concord – The New Hampshire Employment and Security Department reported today that the state unemployment rate for June fell below 6%, to 5.9%, which is now 38% below the national rate. That is a reduction of .5% from last month, and marks the fourth month in […]

In Case You Missed It: New Hampshire Share of Stimulus Money has Created Thousands of Jobs

NH on track to create 16,000 jobs, as originally predicted, with ARRA funds Concord – Flying in the face of Republican candidates’ talking points is a new report, highlighted in today’s Union Leader, that shows New Hampshire is on track to create 16,000 jobs with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This is […]

In Case You Missed It: Survey Finds Small New Hampshire Businesses are Optimistic About Future

New survey suggests the New Hampshire economy is rebounding, and shows 70% of business owners are likely to expand Concord – A survey of New Hampshire business owners shows confidence that the economy is recovering both nationally and here in the Granite State. The survey included responses from 140 New Hampshire businesses, 85% of which […]

Senate Celebrates Signing on Jobs Bill

CONCORD – Senators celebrated today as Governor John Lynch signed into law of a bill designed to preserve and promote new jobs. “Throughout this legislative session, jobs have remained a top priority. We know there will be no lasting economic recovery while people are unemployed. This initiative will help workers keep their jobs and help […]

Legislation Would Preserve and Promote New Jobs

CONCORD – The Senate Commerce, Labor and Consumer Protection Committee voted 5-0 today to recommend passage of a bill implementing “New Hampshire Working,” an initiative designed to preserve and promote new jobs. “When workers are laid off, the employer loses skilled people and the unemployed workers feed into a larger economic decline. It’s a downward […]

Broadband Bill Signed: Broadband Director to be Hired

HOLDERNESS, N.H. – The goal of bringing faster and better Internet service to all corners of New Hampshire clicked into high speed today with the signing of a bill that will lead to the hiring of a state director of broadband planning and development. Senator Deborah Reynolds (D-Plymouth) joined Governor John Lynch, business and community […]

Senate Supports Bill to Help Unemployed

CONCORD – The Senate voted today in favor of three bills to help the unemployed. Senate Bill 170 would allow people who are laid off to collect unemployment benefits under some circumstances if they are trying to set up their own businesses. This is a practice that’s been successful in other states. “New Hampshire’s entrepreneurial […]