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RELEASE: Morse, Woodburn statements on the passing of Senator Scott McGilvray

Concord, NH – Senate President Chuck Morse (R-Salem) and Senate Minority Leader Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield) issued the following statements: “It is with great sorrow that we learn of our fellow colleague Senator Scott McGilvray’s passing this morning. Both my wife Susan and I would like to extend our deepest, heartfelt sympathies, warm thoughts and prayers […]

RELEASE: Senate Hears Legislation to Honor Election Results and Postponements from Tuesday’s Snowstorm

CONCORD – Today, Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield) introduced SB 248, legislation to honor the results of elections postponed due to last week’s snowstorm, before the Senate Election Law Committee. Senator Woodburn offered the following comments after the hearing on the bill: “There’s been a lot of contentious debate around our election laws this […]

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 […]

RELEASE: Sen. Woodburn Condemns Elimination of Northern Border Regional Commission in Trump Budget Proposal

CONCORD – North Country Senator Jeff Woodburn issued the following statement on President Trump’s budget proposal including the elimination of the Northern Border Regional Commission: “The people of the North Country face unique challenges and obstacles, especially when it comes to economic development, but partnerships like the Northern Border Regional Commission invest in projects that […]

RELEASE: Senator Dan Feltes Statement on Republican Blockage of Working Families Tax Credit

CONCORD – Today, the Senate voted along party lines to terminate SB 208, legislation to establish a working families tax credit. Senator Feltes, prime sponsor of the legislation, offered the following comments after the vote: “It is stunning my Republican friends voted against a property tax credit for hardworking Granite State families and voted in […]

RELEASE: Senate Passes Legislation to Expand Gambling in New Hampshire

CONCORD – In a prolonged session, the New Hampshire senate voted to pass SB 242, legislation to expand gambling in the state. Senator Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester) issued the following comments after passage of the bill: “We’ve seen some version of this legislation many times over the years. And while opinions in this body have wavered […]

RELEASE: Senator Feltes Responds to Blockage of Bill to Create Non-Partisan Revenue Estimator

CONCORD – Today, the Senate voted to determine SB 188 inexpedient to legislate. The bill calls for a non-partisan revenue estimator position in the department of administrative services. The revenue estimator provides annual state revenue estimates to the governor as well as committees of the house and senate with jurisdiction over ways and means and […]

RELEASE: Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Create Syringe Collection Program in New Hampshire

CONCORD – Senator Watters (D-Dover) released the following comments after passage of a bipartisan bill to create a syringe collection and dispensation program in New Hampshire to combat the spread of communicable diseases associated with heroin misuse: “This legislation is the latest in a series of bipartisan efforts to combat the myriad health crises surrounding […]

RELEASE: Senator Martha Fuller Clark Statement on Reauthorization of Medicaid Expansion

CONCORD – Senator Martha Fuller Clark (D-Portsmouth) released the following comments after SB 236, a bill to grant a two year reauthorization of New Hampshire’s Medicaid expansion law, was tabled without debate: “The success of New Hampshire’s Medicaid expansion law has been touted by both Republicans and Democrats. 50,000 people rely on Medicaid expansion for […]

RELEASE: Senator Fuller Clark Statement on Legislation to Change the Definition of Mental Health to Include Substance Abuse Addiction

CONCORD – Senator Martha Fuller Clark (D-Portsmouth) offered the following comments after the Senate voted to re-refer SB 220, legislation to change the definition of mental health for the purpose of involuntary medical admission: “This bipartisan effort changes the definition of mental health to include substance addiction in order to permit law enforcement, medical professionals […]