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RELEASE: Senator McGilvray Applauds Passage of Legislation to Increase Funding for DCYF

CONCORD – Today, the Senate voted to increase funding for the Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). Following passage of SB 223, Senator McGilvray (D-Hooksett) offered the following comments on the bill: “Protecting the health, safety and well-being of our children is one of the state’s most sacred responsibilities. We must ensure that every […]

RELEASE: Senator David Watters and Senator Jay Kahn Condemn Passage of School Choice Bills

Senators warn that SB 8 and SB 193 negatively impact state’s public schools. CONCORD – Today, the Senate voted to pass SB 8 and SB 193, two bills that put New Hampshire on the dangerous path toward so-called “school choice,” along party lines. Senator Watters (D-Dover) and Senator Kahn (D-Keene), Democratic members of the Senate […]

RELEASE: Senator Fuller Clark Responds to Senate Passage of Bill to End Conversion Therapy for Minors in New Hampshire

CONCORD – Today, the Senate passed SB 224, a bill to prohibit the practice of conversion therapy relative to sexual orientation for children younger than 18 years old. Senator Fuller Clark (D-Portsmouth) released the following comments on passage of the bill: “I applaud my Senate colleagues for taking this important step to eliminate this dangerous practice […]

RELEASE: Senator Martha Fuller Clark Praises Passage of Bill to Fund the NH Internet Crimes against Children Taskforce

CONCORD – Today, the Senate voted to unanimously pass SB 99, a bill to create a fund to support the work of the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (NH ICAC). Senator Martha Fuller Clark (D-Portsmouth) praised the bipartisan effort to pass this legislation and offered the following comments: “Protecting our children is our […]

RELEASE: Senator Bette Lasky Responds to Senate Blockage of Commuter Rail Bill

CONCORD – Today, the Senate voted to defeat SB 100, a bill to appropriate $4 million to the Department of Transportation for the project development phase of the New Hampshire capital rail corridor project. Senator Bette Lasky (D-Nashua) released the following statement after the Senate’s vote: “The citizens and businesses of New Hampshire know that […]

RELEASE: Senator Feltes Pushes for School Building Aid for Concord

CONCORD – Today, Senator Dan Feltes (D-Concord) pushed legislation to provide needed financial support to the Concord School District as the city looks to install alternate heating and water systems in the wake of Concord Steam’s impending closure. Senator Feltes offered the following comments on the bill: “On May 31st, about 3,800 children and staff […]

RELEASE: Senator David Watters Advocates for Full Day Kindergarten in NH

CONCORD – Today, the Senate voted 22-1 to pass SB 191, a bill to take New Hampshire closer to implementing full-day Kindergarten. Senator David Watters (D-Dover) offered the following comments on the bill: “The benefits of full-day Kindergarten for students are well known. Students who attend full day Kindergarten programs experience improved education outcomes in […]

RELEASE: Sen. D’Allesandro Encouraged By New UNH Scholarship Program

CONCORD – Today, Sen. Lou D’Allesandro released the following statement on the University of New Hampshire’s new scholarship program, which will allow full-time, first-year New Hampshire students receiving a federal Pell grant to attend UNH tuition-free: “This new scholarship program is tremendous news and I thank the University of New Hampshire and everyone who helped […]

RELEASE: Senator Dan Feltes Statement on Senate Blockage of Legislation to Fix Campaign Finance Loophole

CONCORD – Today, the Senate voted 14-9 along party lines to defeat SB 115, a bill to close the limited liability company (LLC) campaign contribution loophole in New Hampshire’s campaign finance laws. Senator Dan Feltes (D-Concord), prime sponsor of SB 115, offered the following comments after the vote: “Our contribution limits lose all legitimacy if […]

RELEASE: Senator David Watters Statement on Passage of Legislation to Expand Access to Career and Technical Education Programs

CONCORD – Today, the Senate voted unanimously voted to pass SB 101, a bill to change the high school attendance requirement for enrolling in a career and technical education (CTE) program from two years to one year. Senator Watters offered the following comments on the legislation: “New Hampshire’s career and technical programs are an invaluable […]