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RELEASE: State Left in Limbo as Senate Fails to Address Questions Surrounding Postponed Elections

CONCORD – Today, the Senate passed an amended version of Senate Bill 248, legislation to address the issue of rescheduled elections and town meetings due to the March 14th snowstorm. The bill, originally intended to honor the election results and postponements in all municipalities that delayed their proceedings due to the major snowstorm in mid-March, […]

RELEASE: Senate Defeats Bill to Consider Ban of Russian Vodka Sales in New Hampshire

CONCORD – Today, the Senate voted to table SB 111, legislation to establish a study commission to consider a ban on sales of Russian liquor and other investments in light of foreign influence in November’s presidential election. Democratic Minority Leader and prime sponsor of the bill, Senator Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield), offered the following comments after […]

RELEASE: Senate Republicans Pass Damaging Voter Domicile Bill to Make Voting More Difficult

CONCORD – Today in Concord, the Senate passed SB 3, legislation relative to the meaning of “domicile” in New Hampshire’s election laws, along party lines. Opponents of the bill fear that the legislation creates unlawful intimidation and limits access to the polls. Democratic Leader Senator Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield) offered the following comments after passage: “This […]

RELEASE: Senate Passes Legislation to Increase Access to Substance Abuse Treatment

CONCORD – Today, the Senate passed SB 158, legislation to eliminate the need for prior authorization for prescribed medications to treat substance abuse disorders when treatments for such disorders are covered by a health benefit plan. Senator Dan Feltes (D-Concord) offered the following comments after the bill passed unanimously: “Medication assisted treatment is critical for […]

RELEASE: Senate Passes Legislation to Help Combat Both the Opioid and Mental Health Crises

CONCORD – Today, the Senate passed 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 cost as in-network. Senator Dan Feltes […]

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 […]