“Technical” Recession

House Republicans and Friends Across New Hampshire,

It was disheartening to read the GDP report yesterday and to learn that the United States is now in a recession, or as the mainstream media is trying to brand it, a possible “technical” recession. Joe Biden and his cronies may try to gaslight the public and redefine the term to try to save face, but Granite Staters will not be fooled, just like we were not fooled when they falsely claimed that Afghanistan would not fall or when they said that inflation was transitory. I was even more surprised to learn that in spite of the economic disaster, Democrats are considering raising taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars and are weighing spending another trillion dollars.  

Between the reckless spending in Washington, the rising price of food and the inflation that has crunched Americans’ budgets, or the pain of paying over $4 for a gallon of gas, this very real recession was brought to you with compliments of the Democratic Party and their senseless policies. I promise you this, New Hampshire House Republicans will continue to fight for policies and solutions that will ease the burden on our citizens. 

Remember that the only way out of the mess that the Left has put us in is to vote every one of them out of office. This upcoming election is our chance to fix the ruin that democrats have delivered and begin to rebuild our economy and our country. Our job is to work as hard as we can to build a red wave and make sure that we send Republicans to as many offices as we can from the State House to your local town hall to the chambers down in Washington.

All the best, 

Jason Osborne, House Majority Leader



Chief Justice Roberts writes majority opinion in Maine case reinforcing a parent’s freedom to direct the education of their children

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  In a victory for students across the nation, the U.S. Supreme Court just validated parents’ constitutionally-protected right to direct the education of their children.

The 6-3 decision in Carson v Makin reads in part that “once a state decides to subsidize private education it cannot disqualify some private schools because they are religious.” Maine created a tuition assistance program so that students living in communities without state-run public schools would have options, but they limited those options to secular schools. The case was brought by three families who filed a lawsuit in federal court arguing that the “nonsectarian” requirement violates the Constitution. Today the High Court agreed. 

The decision reaffirms the Court’s findings in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue. Chief Justice Roberts wrote that “a benefit program under which private citizens ‘direct government aid to religious schools wholly as a result of their own genuine and independent private choice’ does not offend the Establishment Clause.”

Former Solicitor General and counsel to CER Paul Clement said that, “The decision certainly creates further momentum in the direction that any statute that limits relief to non-sectarian schools is in trouble and… reaffirms what was already clear from Espinoza.” Clement’s legal guidance to states in “Making the Most of Espinoza to Advance Education Opportunity,” is a seminal publication for state lawmakers wanting to remove the last vestiges of discrimination caused by “Blaine” amendments. In the coming days, CER will be monitoring further expert review of the decision and sharing with states how they can act to allow parents to fully choose the education that best meets their children’s needs.

For more information on the constitutionality of education choice and court decisions striking down Blaine Amendments, visit CER’s Blaine microsite