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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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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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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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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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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If the Tax On Income Isn’t Troubling Enough…

by Steve MacDonald February 15, 2018

The proposed Family Medical leave legislation will create an income tax but there’s plenty more wrong with this bill if the tax isn’t enough. Elliott Axelman joins me to discuss the many troubling facets of this awful piece of legislation (HB 628). Original Blog Page Post can be Found Here

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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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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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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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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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