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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 […]

RELEASE: Senate Democrats Statement on Senate Republican Budget

CONCORD – Today, the Senate Finance Committee approved their version of the budget on a party line 4-2 vote. After the vote, Senate Democrats released the following comments: “Senate Democrats have been clear that we are willing to work with our Republican colleagues toward a bipartisan, fiscally responsible budget. But the budget passed this afternoon […]

RELEASE: Senate Democrats’ Comments on Approval of Budget Revenue Estimates

CONCORD – Senator Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester) and Senator Dan Feltes (D-Concord) issued the following statement in response to the revenue estimates approved at today’s meeting of the Senate Ways and Means Committee: “Two years ago, Senate Democrats proposed revenue estimates that were far more accurate than our Republican colleagues and this year we again offered […]

RELEASE: Senate Democrats Release Revenue Estimates

CONCORD – In 2015, Sen. D’Allesandro and Sen. Feltes provided by far the most accurate revenue estimate for the 2016/2017 biennium – more accurate than Governor Hassan, much more accurate than Senate Republicans, and significantly more accurate than the House Ways & Means committee.  Today, Sen. D’Allesandro and Sen. Feltes released their revenue estimates, including […]

RELEASE: Democrats Lead Senate Passage of Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

CONCORD – Today, the Senate passed HB 640, legislation to decriminalize marijuana in the state of New Hampshire, with a bipartisan vote of 9 Democrats and 8 Republicans. The bill reduces the penalty for possession of up to ¾ of an ounce of marijuana from a criminal penalty to a violation. Legislators and advocates anticipate […]

RELEASE: Senate Committee Approves Amendment to Prevent Cancers and Other Diseases Caused by Drinking Water Contaminants

CONCORD – Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee voted to approve amendment 2017-1572s to strengthen standards for evaluating ground water pollution in New Hampshire. 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 […]

RELEASE: Senator Feltes to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Trump Repeal of Internet Privacy Rules

CONCORD – On April 3, 2017, President Trump signed a repeal of certain internet privacy rules, allowing telecommunications giants to sell private, personal information from people using the internet, including people here in New Hampshire.  This will enable these big corporations to profit from selling an individual’s browsing history, web searches, and financial information, and […]