I am writing to alert you to several opportunities this week to stay educated and engaged on important issues to our economic prosperity.
First, a reminder that AFP-NH is partnering with the Republican Liberty Caucus to provide an opportunity to learn about the proposed Health Care Compact legislation, HB 1560 tomorrow night January 18 at the Milford Town Hall located at 1 Union Square in Milford at 6:30PM. The informational meeting is free but RSVPs are recommended. Please email Joy King to RSVP.
Additionally, there will be a hearing on HB 1560 before the House Constitutional Review and Statutory Recodification Committee next Tuesday, January 24 at 10AM.
Second, next Thursday, January 26 Americans for Prosperity Foundation in New Hampshire will host a Simulcast Town Hall to “Restore American Exceptionalism” featuring Fox News contributor Dick Morris at the Draft Sports Bar in Concord at 7PM. The event is FREE! You can go here to reserve your free ticket today!
Third, this week the House and Senate are expected to vote and hold hearings on some important pieces of legislation.
- The House will vote on CACR 13, a proposed constitutional amendment prohibiting a personal income tax in NH.
- The Senate will vote on HB 648, relating to eminent domain petitions by public utilities.
AFP-NH supported and scored HB 648 last year before it stalled in the Senate. An amendment was added to the bill that only clouds the issue. You can read more about it HERE in an op-ed written by Tom Thomson, AFP-NH Honorary Chairman.
We encourage you to contact the state senators listed below and ask them to adopt HB 648 as it was approved by the House last year and NOT with the amendment as approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last month.
Please see below the list of Senators, their contact information and the districts they represent:
District 5 – Matt Houde - 271-2118 – Andover, Cornish, Croydon, Enfield, Franklin, Grafton, Grantham, Hanover, Hill, Lebanon, Plainfield, Springfield and Wilmot
District 8 – Bob Odell - 863-9797, 271-6733 - Acworth, Alstead, Charlestown, Claremont, Gilsum, Goshen, Langdon, Lempster, Marlow, New London, Newport, Roxbury, Stoddard, Sullivan, Sunapee, Sutton, Unity, Walpole, Washington, Westmoreland
District 10 – Molly Kelly - 357-5118, 271-2166 – Chesterfield, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Hinsdale, Keene, Marlborough, Richmond, Surry, Swanzey, Troy, Winchester
District 12 – James Luther - 465-3471, 271-2246 – Brookline, Hollis, Mason, Nashua
District 13 – Gary Lambert - 883-7990, 438-6333, 271-2735 - Nashua
District 15 – Sylvia Larsen - 225-6130, 271-2675 – Concord, Hopkinton, Pembroke
District 16 – David Boutin - 203-5391, 271-2709 – Bow, Candia, Dunbarton, Hooksett, Manchester
District 18 – Tom DeBlois - 493-2281, 271-7803 – Litchfield, Manchester
District 20 – Lou D’Allesandro - 669-3494, 271-2117 – Goffstown and Manchester
District 21 – Amanda Merrill - 868-2491, 271-8567 – Dover, Durham, Epping, Lee, Rollinsford
District 24 – Nancy Stiles - 601-6591, 271-6933 – Greenland, Hampton, Hampton Falls, New Castle, Newington, North Hampton, Portsmouth, Rye
- This Thursday at 3 PM the House will hold a hearing in the Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee on HB 1645, which would repeal all public sector unions.
- In the Senate, there may be a hearing on HB 418, relative to the use of open source software and open data formats by state agencies and relative to the adoption of a statewide information policy regarding open government data standards on Friday.
We will continue to monitor these and other pieces of legislation and keep you apprised of their status.
Finally, I will be speaking at the Wakefield, Effingham, Brookfield GOP Meeting tonight at Lino’s Restaurant in Wakefield at 7PM as well as the Rochester 9.12 Project and Bedford GOP meetings next month. I hope to see many of you there.
Corey R. Lewandowski
Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire
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