Strong NH: Your Weekly E-Newsletter


Getting Government Out of the Way: Ayotte calls on HHS to ease regulations on substance abuse centers
Senator Kelly Ayotte led the charge this week in response to recent reports of federal government regulations that are negatively impacting New Hampshire's fight against an epidemic of drug addiction.

Reports had indicated that stringent licensing requirements could force several treatment facilities in New Hampshire to cut the number of available beds and reduce their ability to serve individuals dealing with substance abuse issues.

In response, Senator Ayotte contacted Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to urge her to work with the Granite State to ease requirements.

We strongly commend Senator Ayotte for her efforts to fight Washington's negative impact on our state's ability to fight the growing heroin and prescription drug addiction crisis.
Hassan's Record: Climbing over the most vulnerable to get ahead  
From higher taxes and increased spending to her support for Obamacare and harmful cuts to New Hampshire nursing homes, Governor Maggie Hassan has made it clear that she is willing to do anything to climb the political ladder.

If you haven't seen our digital advertisement educating Granite Staters on Governor Maggie Hassan disastrous record, you can watch it HERE.

Afterwards, be sure to share it with your friends and family. 

A Victory for Free Speech: Hassan's "Ballot Selfie Ban" falls in court 
On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Paul Barbadoro struck down a law that Governor Maggie Hassan signed last year banning "ballot selfies," calling the prohibition "content-based restriction on speech that cannot survive strict scrutiny."

Republican State Representative Leon Rideout, in addition to several other individuals, protested the ban on "ballot selfies" during last November's election by posting photos of their filled out ballots on social media.

The New Hampshire Union Leader said it best on Wednesday in an editorial titled, "Ballot Selfies" Bye-Bye Speech Ban."


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