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Raise the Wage Campaign–Constituent Meeting with Sen. Boutin

New Hampshire’s minimum wage has not kept up with the cost of living for more than 30 years, and is currently stalled at $7.25 an hour – or less than $300 a week for full-time workers. It’s time for New Hampshire to address the plight of 76,000 Granite State workers and raise the minimum wage. The NH House of Representatives already passed HB 1403; it’s important that Senators hear from you about public support for the bill. Here are two important opportunities to speak directly to Senators:

This event is being coordinated by the Raise the Wage New Hampshire Coalition. RSVP to Caitlin at (603) 225-2471 or caitlin@granitestateprogress.org.

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Say No to the Koch Agenda in New Hampshire & Freedom to Retire with Dignity Rally

Please join Granite State Progress as we expose the Koch agenda in New Hampshire outside of the Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity conference tomorrow. We’ll stand side by side with the Alliance for Retired Americans, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Granite State Organizing Project, and NH Citizens Alliance as they rally to protect social security from the organizations and politicians threatening to jeopardize seniors and retirement.

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Much Rejoicing As NH Senate Unanimously Passes Paycheck Fairness Bill

Much Rejoicing As NH Senate Unanimously Passes Paycheck Fairness Bill

“This definitive, bipartisan action by the full Senate affirms that both Republicans and Democrats agree we must act to close the wage gap in New Hampshire,” said Senate Democratic Leader Sylvia Larsen. Senate Bill 207 has been cited by Senate and House Democrats as a top priority for the 2014 legislative session. All Senate Democrats have sponsored the legislation with House Speaker Terie Norelli serving as the leading House sponsor along with co-sponsors Rep. Shannon … Continue reading

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The New Hampshire House Passes Minimum Wage Increase

The New Hampshire House Passes Minimum Wage Increase

The New Hampshire House of Representatives today by a vote of 173 to 118 approved HB 1403, a bill to increase the state minimum wage to $9.00 an hour over two years and apply cost of living adjustments in future years. New Hampshire’s current minimum wage is $7.25 an hour and the wage has remained at this level since 2008. “New Hampshire’s current minimum wage leaves workers struggling to get by,” said New Hampshire Fiscal … Continue reading

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Great News: The New Hampshire Senate Passes Healthcare Expansion

“This is a momentous day in New Hampshire,” said Senate Minority Leader Sylvia Larsen after the New Hampshire Senate passed SB 413, the healthcare (Medicaid) expansion.  “Today’s bipartisan vote for a Medicaid Expansion compromise in New Hampshire is a tremendous step forward for our state.  Governor Hassan worked with leaders of both parties to reach a compromise that placed hard working Granite Staters ahead of partisan ideology,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley. Today vote almost ensures the passage of this ‘healthcare expansion’ with a Democratic majority in the House, and Governor Hassan chomping at the bit to sign … Continue reading

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Senate Republicans Put Ideology Over The Health Of 50,000 Granite Staters

Senate Republicans Put Ideology Over The Health Of 50,000 Granite Staters

“Today, members of the Senate Republican caucus let down the people of New Hampshire by refusing to compromise to develop a health care expansion plan that would actually work,” Governor Hassan stated. “Their refusal to discuss workable plans to allow New Hampshire to accept $2.4 billion in federal funds to provide critical health coverage to more than 50,000 hard-working people undermines the health and economic well-being of our families and businesses.” As you are already aware the NH Senate could not reach an agreement to expand the state’s Medicaid program, leaving thousands of low-income families to suffer without healthcare. Governor … Continue reading

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Granite State Progress Applauds NH House Standing Up for Employee Protections During HB 357 Committee of Conference

Jeb Bradley and the American Payroll Association would have moved New Hampshire workers over to fee-laden payroll cards Concord, NH – Granite State Progress applauds the New Hampshire House – and specifically, State Representatives Andy White, Chuck Weed, Doug Ley and Michael Cahill – for standing strong to protect workers and small businesses in New Hampshire during the Committee of Conference on HB 357 today. The New Hampshire House previously voted SB 100, abolishing paper paycheck options, inexpedient to legislate by a strong bi-partisan vote of 235-93. In response, the Senate added the same policy to a pro-worker bill, HB … Continue reading

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Brace Yourself This May Hurt: NH Senate Moved Forward With Job Killing Budget

Yesterday labor leaders from throughout New Hampshire stood in the Legislative Office Building urging NH Senators to restore the proposed cuts to the NH Budget. Well as you have probably already heard the NH Senate passed their budget with millions in cuts.   Yesterday at the press conference NH AFL-CIO … Continue reading

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Granite State Progress Praises NH House Vote Against Abolishing Paper Paycheck Options in New Hampshire (SB 100)

Jeb Bradley and the American Payroll Association would have subjected New Hampshire workers to fees to collect paychecks Concord, NH – Granite State Progress praises the bi-partisan decision of the New Hampshire House to vote SB 100, abolishing paper paycheck options, inexpedient to legislate. The House voted 235-93 today to … Continue reading

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NH Senate Flip-Flops On Voter ID Provisions. Advocate Spending $1 Million Dollars After Slashing HHS Budgets

Senate Republicans change position on expensive camera provision at the polls, whether student identification cards are an acceptable form of Voter ID  Advocate to spend $1 million dollars on Voter ID law same week they drastically cut services for elderly and disabled, mental health community in New Hampshire   CONCORD, … Continue reading

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