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Senators Shaheen and Portman’s Energy Efficiency Bill Passes Senate. 

Bipartisan Legislation will save energy, protect the environment, save consumers money, create jobs   (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Bipartisan energy efficiency legislation authored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today passed the U.S. Senate. The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 contains key energy efficiency provisions that will strengthen the economy and reduce […]

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NH Leaders Applaud Senate Vote for Constitutional Amendment to Stop Unlimited Campaign Spending, Urge House to Follow Suit

Open Democracy, the New Hampshire nonprofit committed to transparent and accountable government, congratulated the New Hampshire Senate for unanimously approving SB 136 on Thursday, a bill calling on Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution to address the Citizens United U.S. Supreme Court ruling.   Open Democracy leaders and activists from both political parties, together with allied groups, simultaneously renewed […]

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Arnie Alpert: Will NH Privatize Youth Corrections?

Devil is in the Details of Budget Proposal Another version of this was published in the Concord Monitor. The budget proposal now under consideration in the House Finance Committee calls for a $7 million cut in the budget of the Sununu Youth Services Center, the state’s residential detention center for juvenile offenders. It also mandates “the […]

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Senate Democrats’ Comments on Senate GOP Making it Harder to Vote

CONCORD – Senator Bette Lasky, Senator David Pierce and Senator Molly Kelly condemned the passage of Senate Bill 179, which imposes an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote.   “This bill will only serve to further complicate the voting process for New Hampshire citizens. SB 179 proposes a new standard for what constitutes a domicile that is more confusing and less concise […]

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Kuster Statement on Passage of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

Washington, DC – This afternoon, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement regarding the passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Actof 2015, which would end the threat of harmful cuts to Medicare reimbursements and prevent millions of children from losing access to health insurance:   “Since taking office, I’ve made fighting to protect Medicare […]

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Congresswoman Annie Kuster Helps Reintroduce the Paycheck Fairness Act

Washington, DC – Yesterday afternoon, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped reintroduce the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation she has championed since taking office. The Paycheck Fairness Act would help eliminate pay disparities based on gender. “On average today, women in New Hampshire continue to make only 78 cents to every dollar their male counterparts make. That’s simply […]

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NH House Budget Committee Attacks State Employees Collective Bargaining Agreement 

SEA/SEIU Local 1984 Statement Following NH House Finance Committee Removing Funding Employees from Budget   The NH House Finance Committee is recklessly and irresponsibly recommending severe budget cuts.  No one and nothing has been spared. Last week they recommended cutting the NH Dept. of Transportation’s budget to the point that our roads will be unsafe; […]

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Rep Kurk’s Double Speak On The Gas Tax And Fixing Our Roads And Bridges

The State Legislature is quickly trying to wrap up the State’s Budget for the next two years.  Rep Neal Kurk is leading the House Finance Committee and has proposed massive cuts to a variety of state agencies and programs, down shifting costs to local cities and towns. I just wanted to show people how hypocritical Rep […]

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NHDP THIS WEEK: NH House GOP Advances Draconian Cuts to Critical Economic Priorities, Senate GOP Pushes “Plan” to Exacerbate Damage

Elected Officials, Residents and Advocates from Nashua to Manchester and North Conway Decry House GOP’s Devastating Cuts  Senate GOP “Plan” to Give More Tax Giveaways to Big Businesses Would Lead to Even Further Cuts  Concord, N.H. – This week, House Republicans moved forward with draconian cuts to critical economic priorities including higher education, combatting substance misuse, […]

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Congress Votes To Block New Rules Mandated By The NLRB

Yesterday, Congressional Republicans continued their all out assault on working families by passing a law that would limit workers rights to organize and block new rules from the National Labor Relations Board that would allow for faster union elections, slated to take effect in April. The NLRB said in a December statement that the new […]

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