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READ: Senator David Watters Testimony in Opposition to House Bill 103

Senator David Watters Testimony in Opposition to House Bill 103, on potentially objectionable materials on human sexuality in education and two-week parental notification for removal of students from class.  Senate President and Colleagues,  I have received a draft letter from the principal of the Grace Metalious Middle School, Peyton Place, NH, to parents and guardians. […]

RELEASE: Senator Dan Feltes Introduces Legislation to Fix Campaign Finance Loophole

CONCORD – Today, Senator Dan Feltes (D-Concord) introduced SB 115, a bill to close the limited liability company (LLC) campaign contribution loophole in New Hampshire’s campaign finance laws. The loophole allows political candidates to circumvent the contribution limits by accepting contributions from LLCs whose owners/members have already hit the individual contribution limit. Senator Feltes provided […]

RELEASE: Ahead of Trump Inauguration, NH House and Senate Democratic Leaders Urge Against Repeal of Affordable Care Act

Send letter to President-elect Trump, Senate Majority Leader McConnell, and Speaker of the House Ryan CONCORD – This week, in a letter to the President-elect and Congressional leadership, New Hampshire Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn and New Hampshire House Democratic Leader Stephen Shurtleff urged Congress to reconsider their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act […]

RELEASE: Senate Democrats Respond to Repeal of Concealed Carry Law

Legislation makes it harder for law enforcement to keep New Hampshire families safe.   CONCORD – Today, the Senate repealed New Hampshire’s concealed carry permit law by passing SB 12 along party lines. Sen. Bette Lasky (D-Nashua) released the following statement after passage of the bill: “For decades, New Hampshire’s concealed carry permitting law has […]

RELEASE: Senate Democrats Slam Passage of So-Called Right to Work Bill

Bill makes it harder for New Hampshire workers and their families to get ahead.   CONCORD – Today, the Senate passed SB 11, the so-called ‘Right to Work for Less’ bill by a vote of 12-11. In response, Deputy Democratic Leader Donna Soucy (D-Manchester) released the following comments: “I’m disappointed that instead of focusing on […]

Joe Duarte Doubles Down on Unreasonable Agenda

Some examples of tweets from the now-shut-down Joe Duarte account: — Pictured African warrior in a loin cloth: “MSM found someone who is not interested in the 2016 election but is certain his absentee ballot will be counted.” — Education Critique: “Public schools were designed to destroy the Christian foundations of America and teach salvation […]

Senator Hosmer To Host Town Halls Across District

Will provide legislative update and take questions from constituents   Laconia, NH — Senator Andrew Hosmer understands that state government works best when it is transparent and responsive. That is why Senator Hosmer will be hosting two town halls: this Tuesday in Franklin and this Thursday in Laconia. This will be an opportunity for the people of District 7 to come […]

Senator Martha Fuller Clark Thanks House for Passage of Legislation to Help Bring More Drug and Alcohol Counselors to New Hampshire

Concord, NH –Today, the NH House passed SB 424, which simplifies New Hampshire’s licensing process for alcohol and drug abuse counselors who have moved here from other states. Senator Martha Fuller Clark (D-Portsmouth), prime sponsor of SB 424, released the following comments after today’s House vote: “We are in the midst of a heroin and opioid epidemic, which is compounded by our state’s […]

Senator Donna Soucy Comments on Legislation to Repeal NH’s Buffer Zone Law

CONCORD – Senator Donna Soucy of Manchester released the following statement following her testimony on House Bill 403, which would repeal the bipartisan law enacted last year to ensure safe access to reproductive health care facilities: “This bipartisan law established reasonable parameters by which patients could access health care facilities while at the same time balancing and respecting the 1stamendment rights […]