Today promises to be another busy day in Concord. As the legislature moves toward their June 30th adjournment date, we need to continue our work to encourage our elected officials to act in the best interest of our state and its residents. Below you will find an update on AFP-NH’s efforts in Concord and around the state.
First, the repeal of the disastrously ineffective and expensive cap-and-trade program known as RGGI is now contained within SB 154, the Shoreland Protection Act. The House is scheduled to vote on the Shoreland Protection Act and thus the RGGI repeal TODAY so please contact your members and encourage them to support this legislation! You can use THIS LINK to do so.
Secondly, it is being reported that the Senate may delay addressing HB 648, the eminent domain bill, until next year. I need you to contact your senator and urge them to give this important piece of legislation a straight up or down vote before June 30th! Nothing strikes at the heart of what it means to be a resident of the Granite State or the United States than private property rights. Lobbyists from PSNH are applying considerable pressure on the Senate to obtain this delay. Now is the time to reassert to them that the rights of private property owners trump their commercial interests.
Third, as you know, the vote to override Governor Lynch’s veto of New Hampshire’s Right-to-Work legislation has been postponed. AFP-NH will continue to follow the status of the bill and let you know when the vote is rescheduled.
Fourth, as you may have seen, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced late last week that the Garden State will remove itself from the failed cap-and-trade scheme known as RGGI by the end of the year. You can view Governor Christie’s announcement HERE. Governor Christie’s announcement once again shifts the momentum in our favor to remove the Granite State from RGGI. I urge you to continue to contact your senators and urge them to pull the plug on RGGI here at home!
Fifth, I recently wrote an op-ed piece discussing summer fuel prices and praising the House for their vote to lower the gas tax in New Hampshire. You can read the piece in its entirety by using this link.
Finally, I am pleased to announce that AFP-NH has launched a Speaking Request Program that I hope will make it easier to bring AFP-NH’s message to your next event. I would be honored to have the opportunity to address and engage with your membership on the issues that matter most to all of us. Please use this link to learn more about the program or submit a request.
As always, thank you for your continuing support of our efforts.
Corey R. Lewandowski
Americans for Prosperity-New Hampshire