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HB628 Was Never About Creating a Family Medical Leave Insurance Program.

by Steve MacDonald April 22, 2018

Since late 2017, leading up to today, we’ve written or shared at least twenty-three articles opposing HB628, the so-called Family Medical Leave Act. This makes (at least) twenty-four. Why so many? Until very recently neither the governor nor Republican Majority leadership had made a noise that wasn’t fawning. And while a recent joint committee vote […]

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Sununu: Can’t Support HB628 (Family Medical Leave Bill) “As Written” – But I Want More

by Steve MacDonald April 17, 2018

Governor Chris Sununu has informed the State Senate Finance Committee looking at HB628 that as written he won’t support it. “I cannot support HB 628 until a comprehensive actuarial analysis is conducted,” … That’s not a rejection of the idea of a state mandate but niggling over details. A point he affirms later in the […]

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Even the Republicans are LYING about the Paid Family Medical Leave (HB628)

by Skip March 31, 2018

In addition to checking the verbiage of a new bill, always check the “Fiscal Note” part of the analysis – how much is this going to cost tax payers. I long ago posted what the Medicaid Expansion was eventually going to cost us as Obamacare is wound down. And now, the NH GOP elected officials […]

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House Votes on HB628 Today – NH’s Obama-Care Mini-Me Mandate [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald March 21, 2018

Update: The House did not get to HB628 today. That means the vote is tomorrow. It also means you have another opportunity to reach out (politely) to your reps about this awful, terrible, legislation. HB628 has changed, but it’s still a lousy bill. And the New Hampshire House is voting on it (again) today. Take […]

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Granite State Taxpayers Opposes Family Leave Bill HB628!

by Steve MacDonald February 6, 2018

From the Inbox! HB628 establishes a mandatory paid family and medical leave insurance (FMLI). The bill requires NH Employment Security to establish and administer the FMLI fund. Employers would pay quarterly premiums of 0.5 percent of employee wages. 

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NHHFC on the defeat of HB628 Paid Family Leave in the House Commerce an Consumer Affairs Committee

by Op-Ed January 31, 2018

New Hampshire House Freedom Caucus Comments on House Commerce Committee Recommending Defeat of Paid Medical Leave Bill HB 628 Concord – The New Hampshire House Freedom Caucus (NHHFC) today commended the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee for recommending HB 628 as Inexpedient to Legislate. The bill would have created a 0.5% tax on income, […]

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Apparently, Vicki Schwaegler didn’t like the information I included in rejecting the Biomass veto effort

by Skip September 7, 2018

That would be here due to the news that she actively politicking on overriding Gov. Sununu’s veto override on SB 365 and SB 446 instead of recusing herself from the efforts due to her family’s landholding. I was told that she decided to run again (originally she wasn’t) in no small amount due to getting the […]

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Republican elected officials demanding overrides on SB 365 and 446 so that taxpayers have to pay more

by Skip September 2, 2018

So why are NH State Senators Bob Guida and Kevin Avard (among others, like Jeb Bradley – and hasn’t he monkey’d with our electrical enough to realize what a total hash he’s made of it?) throwing mains pillars of the Platform into a woodchipper? From the NH Constitution: [Art.] 2. [Natural Rights.] All men have certain […]

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The NH Senate Just Killed The Horrible, Awful, Family Medical Leave Bill (HB 628)

by Steve MacDonald April 26, 2018

The NH State Senate just voted on HB628, the So-called Family Medical Leave Insurance Bill (FMLI). (For the Grok archive on HB628 look here and here.) It’s a bad bill, with bad mechanics, built to fail, and its only redeeming quality (and by that I mean if you happen to be a socialist Democrat tax and spender hell-bent on […]

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Still No Mention of $4.2 Million in New Payroll Costs to Run FMLI

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2018

As the New Hampshire Senate prepares to vote (down) HB628 the effort to hide the purposeful expansion of government under cover of a lousy Family Medical Leave Insurance “plan” goes unreported. WMUR had an opportunity here but “opted out” which, by the way, is a lot easier when it comes to reporting on HB628 than it […]

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NH Dems Blame Koch Brothers for Sununu Refusing To Advance Undercover Tax Scheme

by Steve MacDonald April 22, 2018

I think it’s kind of cute that the NH Democrats continue to pretend this had anything to do with offering Family Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI) to New Hampshire Families. Or that Governor Sununu would accept “FMLI” in any form the legislature coughed up. Here governor, sign this thing that happens to have family medical leave insurance in the […]

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The senate is trying to Ram HB 628 Through as Fast as Possible!

by Steve MacDonald March 30, 2018

HB 628 is an unnecessary junk bill disguised as a feel-good Family Leave Act. (Lots of links here.) It’s a state mandate on job creators that’s bad for business and, The Senate is trying to ram HB 628 through as fast as possible! Thursday, April 5 — Senate Finance, State House room 105 2:30 p.m. […]

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NH House Votes To Meddle Further in Employee Employer Relationships

by Steve MacDonald March 18, 2018

The New Hampshire House recently passed a bill that would prohibit employers from having use-it-or-lose-it vacation policies. Employers that provide vacation time can expect their employees to use it up within a certain time, after which they lose it. HB1201 would require employers to give employees more time to use the vacation after which they would […]

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HB 628 – NH’s Obama-Care Mini-Me Mandate

by Steve MacDonald March 18, 2018

As introduced House Bill 628 attempts to solve a problem that doesn’t exist to create a problem that didn’t exist. It framed a scheme for taxing income to backstop a medical family leave program so state government can create a new office to manage the tax. New Hampshire doesn’t have what most people think of as […]

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HB 628 Still Stinks and It’s Still Not Dead, So What’s Happening?

by Steve MacDonald February 28, 2018

The House Finance Committee had a work session on the HB 628, which implements an income tax under cover of a scheme to provide “state-funded” Family Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI) for short-term disability coverage. The progressives on both sides just want the taxing authority and but their mule of choice is a fiscal and administrative disaster.

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Is Gov. Sununu Going To Break His No Tax Pledge and Destroy the New Hampshire Advantage?

by Steve MacDonald February 15, 2018

The Family Medical Leave Insurance bill (HB628) making it’s way through the New Hampshire House has a great many things wrong with it, not the least of which is that it not only taxes individual income, a division of state government we’ll never be able to opt out of has to be created to collect the […]

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So NH Representative Sean Morrison wants to keep exposing himself (figuratively speaking) and angling for a RINO of the Week award

by Skip February 11, 2018

I guess that NH Rep Sean Morrison never learned about the Theory of Holes. Steve first mentioned him in his post on voting for HB628, Paid Family Leave, HB628, whereby he believes that Government has the right to crowd out the Private Sector’s offerings (in this case, insurance policies aGAIN). The financials are such, just […]

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Well, NH Rep Sean Morrison (R-Epping) just put himself in line for a RINO of the Week award

by Skip February 10, 2018

Steve correctly singled out the 21 RINOs that decided that a paid Family / Medical Leave (via HB628) is a Proper Role of Government.  One of them, Sean Morrison (bottom row, second from the left (heh!  Left – it fits!) decided to visit the ‘Grok and call us out. That would be NH State Rep […]

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House Republicans Responsible for Advancing a NH Income Tax Again!

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2018

HB 628, which has a tax on income built into it, passed yet another hurdle today when 28 Republicans voted in favor of taxing your income. No need to get into the issues with the bill again for the moment, but if you are new to this debate you can find them here. Our purpose […]

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More Flaws In HB 628 – The Program is Built to Fail, or Was That the Point?

by Op-Ed February 5, 2018

By Len Turcotte (Adapted from a letter to the chair of the Commerce Subcommittee on HB628) I met with Richard Lavers (Department of Employment Security) briefly on Wednesday of this week to discuss the spreadsheets he handed out at the Commerce Committee hearing on January 16th (I am currently awaiting further updates). My questions were […]

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Stop NH Tax Hikes Phonebank

by Steve MacDonald February 4, 2018

The floor vote for HB 628, which would tax individual income in New Hampshire, is coming up this week. To help inform Granite Staters about the proposed tax, American’s for Prosperity is holding a Phone Bank Tomorrow from 5 PM – 8 PM. NH Americans for Prosperity Volunteer Center 340 Granite St, Manchester, New Hampshire 03102 […]

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Democrats “Improve” HB 628: They Cut The Benefit Time in Half and Hike the Income Tax by 34%

by Steve MacDonald February 1, 2018

The New Hampshire Income Tax is not dead yet. Yes, the subcommittee recommended the bill as Inexpedient to Legislate (ITL), and odds are improving that the full committee will follow suit, but the subcommittee minority report included an amendment that is (presumably) meant to make the bill more “appealing” to the Republican majority committee and legislature. Or […]

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An Ode to HB 628 -“You can opt-in any time you like, But you can never leave” [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald January 30, 2018

Inspired by my title for this article… and yes, it’s to the tune of Hotel California. In an old Concord building Legislators debate On the plan for insurance In HB 628 But the public has found out They should never relax What these legislators actually want Is an income tax

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Is New Hampshire Ready For Another Unsustainable Social Experiment?

by Op-Ed January 30, 2018

By Len Turcotte There is a bill currently making its way through the legislative process in our state that should be of great concern to NH’s fiscally responsible and liberty-minded citizens. HB628 (Family Medical Leave Insurance) would implement a bureaucratic social scheme above and beyond the federal program that already exists. There are four main points […]

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Reminder: These New Hampshire House Republicans Voted for An Income Tax

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2018

HB 628 (An Act that would institute a New Hampshire Income tax) passed the NH House 183 to 151 on January 9th, 2017. The bill has another hearing this week followed by another vote. Here is a reminder about the 33 Republicans whose vote for an Income Tax in New Hampshire are the only reason it is […]

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New Hampshire’s New (Proposed) Income Tax

by Steve MacDonald January 16, 2018

The latest attempt to impose an income tax on New Hampshire comes hidden under the veil of the “how could anyone but a cold-hearted bastard vote against” HB HB628, AN ACT relative to a family and medical leave insurance program. Skip has done most of the heavy lifting here, here, and here, but there is another excellent resource […]

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HB 628: The NH RINOS that help NH Dems institute yet another Progressive Social program

by Skip January 10, 2018

This would be the Paid Family Leave Act – something that a few companies have put into action on their own thinking that it was the right thing to do and would possibly given them a competitive advantage a strictly voluntary program.  Well with HB628, we now have a CLASSIC example of a Progressive Govt […]

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Another Govt Rent-Seeker for Govt run PAID Family Leave – HB 628 – Dr. Oge Young – Part 1

by Skip December 29, 2017

HB 628: Paid family and medical leave SurPRISE!  Yet another Op-Ed in the Concord Monitor genuflecting at the Altar of Big Govt: “Pray, give us this “benefit” even as we could do it ourselves? Once again, supplication from one whose industry very well could be sucking at yet another teat of Government (you know, the […]

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Family Paid Leave. Tell me again? What is the difference between the GOP and the Democrats on a “Free Marketplace”?

by Skip October 3, 2017

You know, that thing that we used to have?  Where the participants involved make their own deals and agreements for mutual benefit?  And Government used to just make sure that all of them would live up to their agreements – and not lord over them like Royal Monarchists or Communist apparatchiks in mandating how they […]

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Guest Post by Steve Patton – Please vote for Pat Abrami and Joanne Ward over “Barely a Republican” Tim Copeland

by Skip August 26, 2012

Note: Julie Brown has earned GraniteGrok’s RINO of The Week award AND RINO of the Year in the past – consider this post an oak cluster addition.  And this was a bonus. ***** The NH state primary is fast approaching on Tuesday September 11, 2012.  As this is the first primary conducted on the new […]

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