Friday, June 1, 2007

Senate Bill 91

I could not believe my eyes when I read the editorial below. This is clearly pandering to the unions and will guarantee democratic control and ever increasing taxes for years to come. Call your legislators and ask them to vote no on Senate Bill 91.

The following piece appeared in the Union Leader.

PAC men: Let businesses, unions play

Wednesday, May. 30, 2007

SENATE BILL 91, up for a vote in the House today, allows unions, corporations and partnerships to contribute to political campaigns in New Hampshire. It is an electoral reform that has been needed for years.

New Hampshire has banned corporate campaign contributions for nearly a century, and union contributions since 1955. But the state's ban on corporate contributions was ruled unconstitutional in 1999, and although the law remains on the books corporations can give directly to campaigns while unions cannot.

SB 91 would give businesses and unions the same status under the law. All would be allowed to form PACs and contribute to campaigns through those PACs. This positive, bipartisan election reform was voted out of the House Election Law Committee 17-0 and should receive a similarly favorable response in the full House.

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