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NH House Finance to take hearings on the road 



Public Testimony to be Taken in Conway and Derry


Concord---New Hampshire citizens will have the opportunity to address members of the House Finance Committee with concerns about the State Budget at two separate locations this coming week. Rep. Neal Kurk (R-Weare), the Chairman of House Finance, said that the committee is looking forward to hearing from the voters.  “It is important that we try to accommodate those members of the public who simply cannot make it to the public hearings at the State House during the day,” said Kurk.  “By holding hearings both in the northern and southern part of the state, our working population, if they choose, will be able to speak directly to the members of House Finance about their concerns with the state budget. I hope that the citizens of our state will take advantage of this opportunity”.


The public hearings will be held on Monday, March 9, from at the following locations:

                                                Kennett High School (6 pm)


                                                409 Eagles Way

                                                Conway, NH


                                                Derry Town Hall (5 pm

                                                14 Manning St.

                                                Derry, NH



US Rep Guinta announces two town halls next week 


WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta will be hosting two town halls next week, one in Hooksett and the other in Dover.  These are vital to the legislative process and serve to update Granite Staters on his work in Washington while receiving important feedback.  These town halls represent the fourth and fifth of this term.


The Dover town hall will be focused on issues related to our veterans while the Hooksett venue will focus more broadly on any and all issues of concern to Granite Staters.


Fourth town hall of the year


WHAT:  Congressman Guinta hosts fourth town hall of the year


WHO:  Constituents of the First Congressional District of the New Hampshire and members of the press are invited to attend.


WHERE: Hooksett Police Department, 15 Legends Drive, Hooksett, New Hampshire 03106.


WHEN:  Monday, March 9th from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.


Fifth townhall of the year focused on our veterans


WHAT:  Congressman Guinta hosts fifth town hall of the year


WHO:  Constituents of the First Congressional District of New Hampshire interested in discussing veterans issues and members of the press are invited to attend.


WHERE: McConnell Center, 61 Locust Street, Dover, New Hampshire, 03820.


WHEN:  Wednesday, March 11 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.




NH Rep. Jackie Cilley to address Epping Democratic Committee 3/3 - 7:00PM 

Barrington rep to discuss her minimum wage proposal 

(Barrington, NH) State Representative Jackie Cilley (D-Barrington) will be the featured speaker at the Epping Democratic Committee on Tuesday, March 3rd. Cilley, a former senator and gubernatorial candidate, will discuss her far-reaching proposal to increase New Hampshire's minimum wage. This meeting is open to the public and all Epsom Democrats are urged to attend. 

WHO: Rep. Jackie Cilley (D-Barrington) 
WHAT: Monthly meeting of the Epsom Democratic Committee
WHEN: March 3rd, 7:00pm
WHERE: Harvey Mitchell Memorial Library 
151 Main St, Epping, NH 03042

Directions from Rt. 101 (3 min) 
Take exit 7 for NH-125 toward Epping/Kingston   0.4 mi
Drive to Main St   0.6 mile  3 min 
Turn left onto Main St Destination will be on the right

About Jackie Cilley: Born in Berlin, New Hampshire, Jackie Cilley was raised with four siblings in a third-floor walk-up tenement before graduating from Berlin High School. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees from UNH and has served as an adjunct professor at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics since matriculating from there in 1985. In 2004 she ran for a seat in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and won, serving one term in the House before being elected twice to the  New Hampshire Senate, representing the 6th District from 2006 - 2010. In 2012, she ran an unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic nomination for Governor, losing to Gov. Hassan. She was re-elected to the New Hampshire House in 2014 where she serves on the Committee on Executive Departments and Administration. Rep.Cilley was recently named by veteran NH political reporter John DiStaso as one of the 'Most wanted' NH Democrats for the 2016 presidential campaign and has been picked to regular contributor to their Politico Caucus coverage of the New Hampshire primary. 

US Rep Guinta fighting to resolve top concerns heard at townhalls 

WASHINGTON. D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta hosted two townhalls last week – one in Manchester and the other in Laconia.  This represents Congressman Guinta’s second and third townhalls since being sworn into the 114th Congress.

“The top two concerns I heard from constituents during last week’s townhalls echoed the apprehensions I’ve heard from Granite Staters since I took office earlier this year.  First and foremost, our economy remains stagnant while the cost-of-living increases and take-home pay decreases.  Secondly, families and small businesses continue to grapple with offsetting the harmful effects of the President’s healthcare law. 

To resolve these concerns, I wrote legislation to repeal the devastating Cadillac tax under the President’s healthcare law which is set to inflict a 40% tax on workers’ health care plans – running up healthcare costs for individuals, companies, municipalities and taxpayers. Additionally, I introduced bipartisan legislation to rein in Washington’s “spend first, pay later” mentality which has resulted in rampant government waste and abuse.  Every dollar the government wastes on duplicative programs and agencies could – and should – go back to your pockets for you to spend as you see fit.  I look forward to working with our communities in the state and both parties in Washington to enact these bills into law."


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NH Sen. Clark's breastfeeding reform bill to to have first hearing 2/17/15 1:40PM 

Portsmouth Democrat's first 2015 legislative initiative to face initial hurdle Tuesday

CONCORD - State Senator 
Martha Fuller Clark's first legislative initiatives of the current session, a bill that would require employees to provide  appropriate accommodations for nursing 
mothers while at work, goes before the Senate Commerce Committee at a hearing on Tuesday. 

Sen. Clark will make the case for her bill with testimony at the beginning of the hearing 

WHO: Senator Martha Fuller Clark testifies in support her breastfeeding reform bill (SB219) before the Senate Commerce Committee

WHERE: Rm. 100 at the State House, 107 North Main St., Concord, NH 

WHEN: 1:40 PM 2/17/15
ABOUT SB 219: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding through the first 6 months of an infant's life and continued breastfeeding until the infant is at least 12 months old . The World Health Organization, the US Surgeon General's Office, and the American Academy of Family Physicians also recommend similar periods of active breastfeeding for mothers and their infants.
Clark's proposal closely follows both federal and state legislation from around the country. Over 25 states have already passed similar legislation allowing for greater workplace access for nursing mothers during this crucial first year.  The Affordable Care Act also requires employers to provide such accommodations and provides for legal recourse to working mothers if employers fail to do so. 
Senator ​​Martha Fuller Clark represents Senate District ​21 which is comprised of the communities of Durham, Lee, Madbury, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, and Portsmouth.  
These are the stakes...To make a world in which all of God's children can live, or to go into the dark. We must either love each other, or we must die. LBJ, 1964