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Senator Bette Lasky Comments on Senate GOP Blocking Rail Funding

Concord, NH – Sen. Bette Lasky (D-Nashua) offered the following comments after Senate Republicans blocked the restoration of funding for commuter rail in the 2016-17 Capital Budget: “The business community and our citizens have been calling on us for years to take action on commuter rail and I’m disappointed that Senate Republicans have again blocked this funding,” said Sen. Lasky. “Commuter […]

Senator Bette Lasky Testifies In Favor of Funding Commuter Rail in Capital Budget

Concord, NH – Today, Sen. Bette Lasky of Nashua offered the following testimony before the Senate Capital Budget Committee advocating the restoration of funding for commuter rail in the Fiscal Year 2016-17 Capital Budget. Governor Hassan had originally included funding for a $4 million environmental and engineering assessment in her proposed budget that would have advanced the Capital Corridor Rail project […]

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Senate Democrats Condemn Republican Vote to Suppress Voter’s Rights

CONCORD – Senate Democrats issued the following statements condemning the Republican-led Senate as they continue to suppress voters’ rights.    “There is no legitimate reason to restrict the number of IDs allowed, especially if the whole point of the Voter ID law is to show a photo ID to prove you are who you say you are,” said Senator Lasky. […]

Senators Gilmour & Lasky Statement on Senate Republicans’ Proposed Budget Cuts

CONCORD – Senators Peggy Gilmour and Bette Lasky released the following statement today on the proposed cuts by Senate Republicans to the Department of Health and Human Services. “Today’s announcement that Senate budget writers are proposing $28 million in cuts to vital health services will have disastrous implications for our state.”  “Governor Hassan has proposed a fiscally responsible, balanced budget […]

Statement of Senator Bette Lasky on House Committee Vote on SB 152

“The decision by the House committee to prevent thoughtful, fact-based, bipartisan amendments on this bill was shameful.  Representatives from both parties worked collaboratively for weeks to find compromises and common-ground. For that effort to be swept aside and not even considered is a mistake and is not worthy of the democratic New Hampshire tradition and the tradition […]

Senators Gilmour and Lasky Applaud Approval of Rail Study

Concord, NH – Today, State Senators Peggy Gilmour and Bette Lasky commented on the Capital Budget Overview Committee’s approval of the Department of Transportation’s use of Toll Credits for the Boston-Lowell-Nashua-Manchester-Concord (NH Capitol Corridor). “I applaud the work of the members of the Committee. This is great news for the people of Nashua, who have been frustrated by […]