Friday, May 21, 2010

View the Full Gaming Study Commission Report Online

NH Gaming Study Commission-Final Report

"Now let see whether the Governor goes with the report and makes a decision on which way the wind is blowing!!!"

Rep. Al Baldasaro

Thursday, May 20, 2010

House Democrats Defy Tradition, Set Dangerous Precedent
Concord--In what can only be considered the
parliamentary version of the "Cornhusker Kickback," House Democrats
created a dangerous new precedent on Wednesday by conjuring up new motions and
using coin flips to determine the state's fiscal policy for their budget

Democrats came to an agreement with the Senate, behind closed doors and signed
an agreement which called for a coin toss in order to determine which bill the
House and Senate would work on in conference to address their fiscal
mismanagement. The chair of the House Finance Committee then offered what
can only be called a "contingent" motion on the House floor, a
motion that exists nowhere in rules or parliamentary procedure or has ever been
used in the House that anyone can recall. This motion passed on the House
floor by only 12 votes, with a dozen Democrats joining Republicans in protest
of this dangerous, precedent-setting vote.

In comments
to WMUR-TV, Speaker Norelli commented that she would welcome the Republicans
participation in the process but that all she'd seen so far was
obstruction. In response to this outrageous comment by the House Speaker,
House Republican Leader Sherm Packard ( Londonderry )
stated: "I am shocked by the comments of Terie Norelli. When
Republicans offered $200 Million in cuts to the budget last year, we were
turned away. When Republicans offered over $70 Million in cuts to the
recent budget, we were turned away. All Speaker Norelli has shown us is
that her party has gone from 'yes we can' to 'no we
won't.' They have failed to balance their budget, they have
failed to govern, and they have failed to even work with the Senate and their
own governor. The only way Republicans have been obstructionists is in
protecting the interests of the institution. So I ask, who's really
doing the obstructing in Concord ?"

In a further
slap to the face of proper procedure, Speaker Norelli refused to take up the
Ways & Means committee's revenue estimates BEFORE appointing the
conferees on the budget bill, leaving them in the dark about where the
state's revenues are actually tracking. "In my twenty years
in the New Hampshire House, I have never been more disgusted by the lack of
civility, the lack of respect for our traditions and precedent and the way the
majority runs the House rough-shot," concluded Packard.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Londonderry Family needs your Help !

If you ever wanted to help someone out this is your opportunity to step up to the plate and help Bella who's family definitely needs our help to change their home to support Bella's needs. I am making a 25 dollar donation and challenge all to do the same.
God Bless this beautiful young girl and my prayers go out to Bella and her family!!!



NH reps want to get tough with drug manufacturers May 15, 2010

NH reps want to get tough with drug manufacturers

Boston Globe

May 15, 2010

 "The lead petitioner, Rep. Al Baldasaro, R-Londonderry, said last week that he is happy with Ayotte’s progress, but he wants continued action."

"Each year, New Hampshire and the federal government split the cost of Medicaid, which helps pay for health care for the needy, aged and disabled, as well as low-income families with children.
What first caught Baldasaro's attention was a huge increase in state spending on newer antipsychotic drugs for children almost $4 million last year, up from less than $300,000 in 2000.
"What got me going is how much money we are spending on Medicaid dollars to drug our kids, and on prescriptions that are designed for adults and not tested for use by children," he said.
When Baldasaro and other officials saw other states taking drug manufacturers to court to recover money wrongfully collected from them, the legislators wanted New Hampshire to follow suit. Their petition asked Ayotte to sue Bristol-Myers Squibb, manufacturer of Abilify, and Eli Lilly, manufacturer of Zyprexa. Both drugs are prescribed for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder."