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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 […]

RELEASE: Senator Lasky and Senator Hennessey Caution that Senate Republican Vote Opens Door to Fetal Personhood

CONCORD – Senator Martha Hennessey (D-Hanover) and Senator Bette Lasky (D-Nashua), members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following comments after the Senate voted along party lines to concur with House passage of SB 66, legislation that establishes a fetal homicide law in New Hampshire: “Senate Bill 66 puts New Hampshire on the dangerous […]

RELEASE: Senator David Watters Statement against School Voucher Bill

CONCORD – Today, the Senate voted along party lines to concur with the House to pass SB 8, a bill that puts New Hampshire on the dangerous path toward school voucher programs. Senator Watters (D-Dover) offered the following comments after final passage of the bill: “SB 8 opens the door to school vouchers and national […]

RELEASE: Senate Democrats Statement on Senate Republican Budget

CONCORD – Today, the Senate passed their version of the budget on a party line vote of 14-9. After the vote, Senate Democrats released the following comments: “This budget creates an artificial, trumped-up surplus to sell the biggest Republican ruse of all, that slashing taxes for the rich will grow revenues and improve the lives […]

RELEASE: Senate Democrats Respond to Eleventh Hour Attack on Women’s Health in State Budget

CONCORD— Senate Democrats released the following statement following a series of late night, surprise amendments introduced by Senate Republicans to codify restrictions to women’s reproductive health in the Senate budget: “It’s a disturbing reality that in 2017, women in the United States, and now in New Hampshire, continue to play defense against constant efforts to […]