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#TBT 2004 — Granny D Speaks To Labor Groups About Campaign Finance Reforms

In 2004, Doris “Granny D” Haddock challenged the mainstream political machine by running for the US Senate.  Her message was clear, support working families and keep the money out of politics. In 1999, Granny D walked 3,200 miles across the United States pushing for campaign refinance reforms. “On January 1, 1999, at the age of 89, […]

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Senator Pierce And Governor Hassan Condemns Setback to Women’s Health Killing SB 42

Senate GOP overturns committee recommendation to kill SB 42 CONCORD – Today the New Hampshire Senate killed Senate Bill 42, a bill that provides employee notification for changes in contraceptive coverage on a largely party line vote. Senate Bill 42 failed on a 12-12 vote, Senate Republicans tabled the bill which effectively killed the bill for […]

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NH Senate Tables Essentially Killing Right To Work Legislation After 12-12 Vote

Senator Soucy Applauds Defeat of Senate’s So-Called Right to Work Bill CONCORD – Senator Donna Soucy of Manchester applauds the bipartisan defeat of Senate Bill 107 the so-called “Right to Work Bill” on the Senate Floor by a tie vote of 12-12. “I am pleased to see the bipartisan defeat of the so-called ‘Right to Work Bill’,” said […]

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Governor Hassan’s Statement on Senate Transportation Committee Rejecting Bill to Give New Hampshire Residents Choice on Drivers’ Licenses

Governor Directs Division of Motor Vehicles to Begin Notifying Renewal and New License Applicants that New Hampshire Driver’s Licenses May Not Be Accepted at Federal Facilities CONCORD – Following a vote yesterday by the Senate Transportation Committee to recommend killing Senate Bill 262, legislation that would give New Hampshire residents a choice whether to obtain […]

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TTD Applauds House Passage of Amtrak Reauthorization

Washington, DC—Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement about the House passage of the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015 (PRRIA): “Today the House of Representatives took an important step to sustain Amtrak, America’s national passenger railroad. The overwhelming vote today on the floor of the House […]

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Granite State Progress Statement on NH House Voting Down HB 404, Ballot Selfies

 Concord, NH – The New Hampshire House voted inexpedient to legislate 233-131 today on HB 404, relative to showing a ballot. Statement from Granite State Progress Executive Director Zandra Rice Hawkins “Granite State Progress congratulates the New Hampshire House on this strong vote in favor of voter protection. HB 404 would have opened a slippery […]

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Governor Hassan Urges Senate Finance Committee to Support Restoring and Increasing New Hampshire’s Minimum Wage

CONCORD – Continuing efforts to strengthen the financial security of hard-working Granite Staters and expand middle class opportunity, Governor Maggie Hassan today submitted a letter to the Senate Finance Committee in support of SB 261, a bill that would restore and increase New Hampshire’s minimum wage.   “Individuals working full-time in New Hampshire should be […]

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NH Health Protection Program Is Working For NH Hospitals

Statement from Governor Hassan on New Hampshire Hospital Association Report on New Hampshire Health Protection Program     CONCORD – Governor Maggie Hassan today issued the following statement on the report from the New Hampshire Hospital Association demonstrating that hospitals have seen a reduction in inpatient, outpatient and emergency department visits from uninsured Granite Staters […]

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Granite State Rumblings: Lawmakers And Residents Agree We Should Do More To Reduce Poverty

A few weeks ago we started to explore the public’s perception of the people who live in poverty. Let’s continue that conversation today with a look at Granite Staters’ perception of poverty in our state. New study reveals lawmakers & residents agree: NH government can and should do more to reduce poverty Most believe 4 […]

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AFT-NH Testimony On HB 551 A Bill To Prevent Diversion Of Business Income To Tax Havens

Laura Hainey, President of the New Hampshire American Federation of Teachers (AFT-NH), spoke out in favor of HB 551, a bill to “prevent diversion of business income to tax havens.”  Read her official testimony submitted to the Ways and Means Committee. Dear House Ways and Means Committee Members: AFT-NH represents 4,000 employees in NH, mostly […]

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