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Pending Legislation

Medicaid Expansion

My Letter to the Editor, published in the Union Leader on December 21, 2017 http://www.unionleader.com/article/20171221/OPINION04/171229894/1004/opinion Keep Medicaid expansion in NH December 21. 2017 12:02AM To the Editor: The New Hampshire Health Protection Program, also known as Medicaid Expansion, is a… Continue Reading →

NH Budget 2018-2019

Look at these budget proposals: NH Reps run on the promise that they will fix the opioid crisis. NH homeowners want property tax relief. NH Businesses want improved infrastructure. (They aren’t asking for tax cuts!) Young adults and young families… Continue Reading →

GMOs + Pesticides

Today was the 5th annual March Against Monsanto event in Concord. Thanks to organizers Fawn Gaudette and Carline Carpenter. Thanks, too, to the speakers: Beekeeper Amy Antonucci; NH State Rep Jim McConnell; NH State Rep. Mindi Messner; Dr. Marty Mitchner,… Continue Reading →

HB463 – Safe Drinking Water

My letter to the editor was published yesterday in the Eagle Tribune!   I also sent this to all of our NH Senators on Wednesday. For Senator Chuck Morse, who represents our town,  I also had a different version, longer and… Continue Reading →

Senate Finance Budget Hearing

Senate Finance Budget Hearing Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 2, from 12:30-5, and from 6:00-??? 17 North Main Street, Concord in Representatives Hall (Under the Golden Dome) The folks at New Futures are looking for speakers to emphasize the importance of critical… Continue Reading →

Why are property taxes so high? Downshifting!

In Governor Sununu’s budget address he stated that the state can’t control property taxes … well, that’s not true!   When our legislators claim they are cutting the budget, many of those cuts are pushed onto local communities.   The… Continue Reading →

Senate Priorities

Senate Priorities for Tuesday: Concealed Carry & Union Busting     Tuesday will be a busy day for the NH Senate. Can you be in Concord for some — or all — of these hearings?   9:00: State House, Room 100. Hearing… Continue Reading →

Watching – 1/4/17

Yesterday (Wednesday, January 4) NH Representatives had their first session of 2017. Approximately 100 concerned citizens were there to send a message: We are watching #OurNHStateHouse. Rights & Democracy prepared list of requests that were presented to our NH legislators… Continue Reading →

Business Roundtable Discussion

In May, my running mates (Carla Billingham and Sean Lewis) and I had the opportunity to visit with the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce and BIA (Business and Industry Association). BIA organized Round Table Discussions in nine different locations across the state, to determine what the… Continue Reading →

Young Families

In my last post, I talked about the “silver tsunami” — concerns about the average age of Granite Staters. One of the reasons we see that growing percentage of seniors is the decline in the percentage of younger residents. How are we doing… Continue Reading →

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