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4-15-15 AFT-NH Legislative Update: The Budget 

The State budget is now in the hands of the Senate Finance committee. They have set up several meeting with agency heads (see below for the schedule). There have been many news articles stating that the Senate has several goals when putting together the budget: uphold previous commitments, including using dedicated money for its intended […]

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Leo W Gerard — Hoosier Hostility: Not the American Way

 After Indiana Republicans passed a license to discriminate law, a restaurant called Memories Pizza in the Hoosier town of Walkerton stepped up last week to make sure potential customers knew its religious rules: “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Certification of Heterosexuality, No Service.” Indiana GOP Gov. Mike Pence provided official sanction for such acts of oppression […]

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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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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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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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