NH House Republicans Push Through Their Immoral Reckless Budget

    Today hundreds of Granite Staters filled the State Capitol building holding signs and asking legislators to oppose these reckless cuts to the New Hampshire budget.  Labor leaders, community activists and concerned citizens delivered over 800 signed petitions opposing these reckless budget cuts. “A budget is a statement of our priorities as a community […]

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Governor Hassan’s Statement on House Budget Vote

CONCORD – Governor Maggie Hassan today issued the following statement on the budget vote by the New Hampshire House of Representatives: “In amending the House Finance Committee-recommended budget that already hurt families, undermined business growth and took our economy backward, Republicans in the House of Representatives managed today to make a reckless budget even worse. […]

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House Approved Budget Puts Vulnerable Citizens, State’s Future at Risk

 CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire House of Representatives today approved its version of the FY 2016-2017 budget, which would provide nearly $150 million less in General and Education Funds than the Governor’s proposed budget for funding state needs over the biennium. The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute issued the following statement: “The House budget […]

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“Decisions that Cause Voters to Question the Loyalty of our Elected Officials”

Statement of Paul Brochu, Stamp Stampede.org Lead Organizer – NH regarding today’s passage of the House Budget: As expected, the Budget passed by the House today includes cuts in programs for the most-needy, service delays, cost-shifting and a patchwork of other maneuvers to reduce the bottom line rather than investing in New Hampshire’s future. These […]

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Cornerstone’s shockingly deceptive attack

Cornerstone, the conservative advocacy organization whose mission includes “communicate truth,” has unleashed a blatantly deceptive attack on a House lawmaker. In an email to supporters titled “Shocking Common Core Support,” Cornerstone quoted Rep. Mel Myler (D-Contoocook) saying he is “sick of hearing” from parents regarding the Common Core education standards. Cornerstone claimed Myler made the comments during […]

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Granite State Rumblings: Reauthorizing CHIP and MIECHV

Over the course of the last month I have written about the need to reauthorize two very important programs that support children: The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV). Today I have Good News to Share!!  Last week, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Medicare […]

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3-31-15 AFT – NH legislative Update: The New Hampshire House Budget

The full House will be voting on their version of the State budget HB 1 and HB 2 this Wednesday. To review all the amendments and spread sheets click here. I think Rep. Mary Jane Wallner (Democrat) has written a great summary for the minority report as to what this budget does: The proposed budget fails the citizens of New […]

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