Tag Archives | Economy

Sen. Larsen Statement on November Revenue Shortfalls

“The release of November’s revenue totals indicates the clear connection between the decisions that Republicans made with this budget and the real-world consequences that those decisions have on our citizens, our communities and our businesses.  The negative impact that additional taxes have had on hospitals – some of our NH’s largest employers – have cost […]

Statement From Sen. Lou D’Allesandro on Today’s Vote on HB 474-FN

“I applaud my colleagues in the NH House who voted to sustain the Governor’s veto.  Today’s rejection of “right-to-work” is a victory for NH workers and NH’s middle class.  This harmful policy depresses wages, eliminates benefits and destroys good jobs.  Plain and simple – “right-to-work” is wrong for NH and today’s vote reaffirms that.  I […]

Statement from Senate Democratic Leader Sylvia Larsen Regarding Today’s Vote by the NH House to Sustain Gov. John Lynch’s Veto of HB 474-FN

“Today New Hampshire workers won a hard fought victory against those that have sought to attack the middle class and working families with the threat of lower wages, less benefits and no job security.  This vote sends a clear message that New Hampshire rejects the anti-worker, anti-union policy of so-called “right-to-work.  Our great state has one of […]

Sen. Molly Kelly Participates in National Seminar on Access to Post-Secondary Education for Low Income Women

State Senator Molly Kelly, a nationally recognized leader on women’s human rights, recently participated in theCenter for Women Policy Studies’ National Seminar for State Legislators on Access to Postsecondary Education for Low Income Women.  The seminar is the first such program in the United States to focus specifically on preparing state legislators as leaders in promoting access to […]

Senate Democratic Leaders Calls on LGC to Cooperate with Bureau of Securities Regulation; Return Excess Funds to Taxpayers

Senator Democratic Leader Sylvia Larsen and Deputy Leader Lou D’Allesandro today called on the Local Government Center (LGC) to acknowledge the findings of the recent report released by the Bureau of Securities Regulation and to start cooperating immediately with the Bureau.  The Democratic Leaders additionally called for the immediate return of any misused or excess […]

Senators Larsen and D’Allesandro Respond to Passage of Senate Budget

“I find it outrageous that the Senate Republican budget writers chose to put $41.8 million into the state’s rainy day fund by 2013, rather than meet the most serious needs of the people of this state.  We already have one of the strongest AA+ bond ratings in our state with just a $9.3 million rainy […]

Senate Committee Passes Prepaid Fuel Bill

The Senate Commerce Committee this afternoon passed SB 197 regulating guaranteed price plans and prepaid contracts for heating oil, kerosene, and liquefied natural gas.  The Committee recommended an ought to pass motion by a vote of 3-1 on the bill prime sponsored by Senator Molly Kelly.   “This bill is a positive move for both […]

Needs of Seniors Must Be Addressed; Funding Protected

Senate Democratic Leader Sylvia Larsen of Concord today introduced legislation in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee aimed at protecting funding for the needs of elderly nursing home residents.  SB 164 seeks to preserve the level of funding for the “personal needs allowance” of nursing home residents by setting a base amount – not to be […]

Senate Democrats Criticize Republican Effort to Restore Predatory Lending Practices

Senate Democrats today were critical of a Republican effort to restore the use of predatory lending practices in New Hampshire. “We capped the interest rate on these products three years ago for a good reason,” said Senator Matthew Houde (D-Plainfield), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee. “It makes no sense to me that we would […]

Senate Republican Retirement System Proposal is Misguided

Thursday, January 27, 2011   Contact: Senator Sylvia Larsen   (603) 271-3207 CONCORD – Senator Democratic Leader Sylvia Larsen (D-Concord) today questioned the proposed changes to the NH Retirement System offered by Senate Republicans under the sponsorship of Sen. Jeb Bradley.   “We need to have a level-headed discussion on how to solve the real issues […]