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RELEASE: Senate Democratic Leader’s Comments on Passage of Senate Bill 191

CONCORD – After final passage of SB 191, Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn released the following comments: “Senate Democrats have been leading advocates for Kindergarten, and for fully funding full-day Kindergarten, for many years — we know this issue well and we know what this means for our communities. Passing full funding for full-day Kindergarten […]

RELEASE: Republicans Force Haphazard Fetal Homicide Bill through Legislature

CONCORD –Senator Donna Soucy (D-Manchester), Deputy Democratic Leader in the Senate, released the following comments after Senate Republicans forced passage of SB 66, legislation that establishes a fetal homicide law in New Hampshire, using last minute, improper Senate procedure: “This Republican bill has been plagued with issues from the outset. If as much effort was […]

RELEASE: Senate Republican Budget a Bad Deal for New Hampshire

CONCORD – Today, after House and Senate Republicans signed off on their budget proposal, Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield) released the following comments: “Today, Democrats stood united with working families and their priorities by voting against the Republican budget,” said Senator Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield). “Even though we approached our Republican colleagues many times in the spirit […]

RELEASE: House Republicans Take a Walk on Clean Drinking Water

CONCORD – After months of hard work, House Republicans walked away from HB 463, allowing the entire bill to die.  Among other things, the language of the legislation calls for the commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services to adopt a Maximum Contaminant Limit (MCL) for perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in […]

RELEASE: Senate Democratic Leader’s Statement on Republican Kindergarten Shell Game

CONCORD – Today, House and Senate Republicans agreed to fund tie the future of full-day kindergarten funding to Keno rather than fully fund full-day kindergarten across the state. After the vote, Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn released the following comments: “Senate Democrats have been leading on Kindergarten for years, and we are glad Governor Sununu […]

RELEASE: Senate Democrats Statement on Republican Budget Agreement

CONCORD – Today, after House and Senate Republicans signed off on their budget proposal, Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield) released the following comments: “Democrats have made it very clear: we will not support a budget that asks working people to dig further into their wallets while the elite get more handouts,” said Senator Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield). […]

RELEASE: Senate Democrats Statement against Republican Bill to Suppress Voters in NH

CONCORD – Senate Democrats released the following statement after the Senate voted along party lines to concur with the House to pass Senate Bill 3, legislation that creates the potential for widespread voter suppression in New Hampshire: “It’s a sad day when New Hampshire, a state with an outstanding reputation for election integrity and citizen […]

RELEASE: Senator Kahn Statement on Final Passage of Bill to Increase Transferability of Nursing Licenses

CONCORD – Today, the Senate voted to concur with the House to pass SB 137, legislation to increase the ease of transferability of RN, LPN and LNA licenses into NH for initial employment by nurses whose license is active in states close to New Hampshire. Senator Kahn (D-Keene) issued the following comments after passage of […]

RELEASE: New Hampshire Continues Effort to Combat Opioid and Mental Health Crises

CONCORD – Today, the Senate voted to concur with the House on SB 157, legislation to make clear all substance use disorder services shall be considered as part of network adequacy, and that carriers properly notify consumers of their rights, including the right to appeal and the right to access services out-of-network at the same […]

RELEASE: Senator Bette Lasky Applauds Final Passage of Electronic Poll Book Pilot Program

CONCORD- Today, the Senate concurred with the House on SB 113 to establish an electronic poll book pilot program in New Hampshire. Senator Bette Lasky (D-Nashua) offered the following comments after final passage of the bill: “I’m very pleased that the legislature has taken this pragmatic step forward in modernizing our election process. New Hampshire […]