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RELEASE: Senate Democrats on the Side of Working Families, GOP Sticks with Special Interests

CONCORD – Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield) and Deputy Democratic Leader Donna Soucy (D-Manchester) offered the following statement following yesterday’s marathon Senate session:

“Serving in the Senate is an incredible honor and a privilege that we are mindful of with every vote we take.  No matter how rigorous and lengthy the debate, we never lose sight of the fact that people are counting on us to fight for policies that make a meaningful difference in their lives. And we have a very hard time believing that the people of New Hampshire sent us to Concord to slash food assistance programs for the needy, send public tax dollars to religious schools or maintain a minimum wage that keeps people working 40 hours a week in poverty.”\

“The votes we took yesterday couldn’t provide a more stark contrast between the vision Democrats and Republicans hold for our state. While Democrats fought for a $12 minimum wage, to protect children from lead poisoning, and for property tax relief for working families,  Republicans voted to make it harder earn a livable wage, failed to allocate critical funding to protect our most vulnerable children, and pass tax breaks for corporations and the wealthiest among us. The difference in priorities could not be clearer.”

“The best measure of a community has always been how we treat the least advantaged among us. Democrats will continue to fight for working people to get ahead and stay ahead and we hope our Republican friends will join us in that effort.”