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Wednesday
Mar272013

NHDP - 2 for 2! 

Greetings! 

 

 

Last week, Bill O'Neil was elected as the newest Democrat in the New Hampshire House!  Thanks to your hard work, Democrats have now won both special elections in 2013.  I had the pleasure of serving as Democratic Leader in the House and know that our work is not done and that we must continue our work to protect our Democratic majority.   

 

 

Will you join us Saturday, April 6 at the McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club and help us build upon these two great victories?

 

 

There are two more special elections this year and we can be sure Republicans are going to pull out all the stops to win them.  Our success so far is the result of our outstanding candidates, superior organization, and dedicated volunteers.  Let's keep up the momentum so we can win these next two special elections and strengthen our House Democratic majority! 

 

 

Speaker Terie Norelli and the Democratic majority in the House have already returned strong, commonsense leadership to Concord and will continue to focus on strengthening our economy, bringing good jobs to New Hampshire, and moving our state forward.  Let's be sure they have the resources they need to continue this good work! 

 

 

Thank you for your generosity,

 

Senator Peter Hoe Burling 

 

 

P.S. - If you can't join us at the 100 Club will you sign up for our Congressional, Governor's, or President's Circle and support the New Hampshire Democratic Party with a small monthly contribution?

Monday
Mar252013

NH House Republican Leader Gene Chandler's Statement on the Passing of Former Speaker Harold Burns 

BARTLETT - Today House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) released the following statement on the passing of former New Hampshire Speaker of the House Harold Burns.

"The passing of Harold Burns is a tremendous loss for the Granite State. As someone who served with Speaker Burns I know firsthand his passion, leadership and dedication to public service for the people of New Hampshire. On behalf of the Republican caucus of the New Hampshire House we extend our deepest sympathies to the Burns family. In his honor, we will continue to serve the way Harold Burns did, with true Yankee values and Granite State ideals.”

Friday
Mar222013

NH House Finance chooses to play politics over helping children 

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Today the House Finance Committee voted along party lines to derail a bill that would remove the moratorium on public charter schools and prevent the loss of federal funding.

 

The main proponent behind retaining the bill was Representative Dan Eaton. Coincidentally Rep. Eaton was recorded on video tape last week discussing strategy with a lobbyist. In the video Rep. Eaton thought HB299 would make a great political trump card to save for later.

 

Public charter school students, political pawns in the house.
Public charter school students, political pawns in the house.

 

So in a very political move, the committee threw New Hampshire's children under the bus and decided to play Russian roulette with millions in federal funding. We will post today's video later so that you can contrast the theater of today with the strategy discussed last week.

 

We believe that the final vote was 14-9

Vote to derail the bill?

Yes     

No       

 

 

 

Chairman Mary Jane Wallner(d)          

X

 

Vice Chair Cindy Rosenwald(d)

X

 

Clerk Katherine Rogers(d)

X

 

Sharon Nordgren (d)

X

 

Peter Leishman (d)

X

 

Alfred Lerandeau (d)

X

 

Stephen Spratt (d)

X

 

Kenneth Weyler (r)

 

X

Mary Allen (r)

 

X

John Cebrowski (r)

 

X

Colette Worsman (r)

 

X

Daniel Eaton (d)

X

 

Thomas Buco (d)

X

 

William Hatch (d)

X

 

Robert Walsh (d)

X

 

Lynne Ober (r)

 

X

Karen Umberger (r)

 

X

Bernard Benn (d)

X

 

David Huot (d)

X

 

Susan Ford (d)

X

 

Neal Kurk (r)

 

X

Robert Elliott (r)

 

X

Dan McGuire (r)

 

X

 

 

 

 

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Friday
Mar222013

NH Republican House Members Comment on Bill Prohibiting Prison Privatization

CONCORD – Today House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) and Rep. Steve Vaillancourt (R-Manchester) offered the following comments regarding the passage of HB 443, a bill that prohibits prison privatization. The bill passed by a vote of 197 -136.

House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)

“It is incredibly shortsighted for our legislature to prohibit prison privatization without having all information regarding its possible benefits available. No matter how one feels about privatizing prisons, we should have all the facts before us prior to making a decision of this magnitude. The state has asked for proposals regarding this issue and we should be able to review them. All possible cost saving measures for our state should be on the table.”

Representative Steve Vaillancourt  (R-Manchester)

“Whether prison privatization is the answer or not, to ban it outright is totally irresponsible. Our state has spent a good deal of money researching this topic, and to make this unilateral decision without having a final report available is ridiculous. In a time where cost saving measures could be used to support various programs that are currently underfunded, to dismiss a measure that could save our state millions of dollars is a disservice to our constituents.”

Friday
Mar222013

NH House Republican Leaders Comment on Bill Changing Voter ID Requirements

CONCORD – Today House Republican Whip Shawn Jasper (R-Hudson) and Deputy Republican Whip Andy Renzullo (R-Hudson) offered the following comments in reaction to the passage of HB 595, a bill that repeals some photo identification requirements scheduled to take effect September 1, 2013. The bill passed by a vote of 184-122.

House Republican Whip Shawn Jasper (R-Hudson)

“Last session, we passed a reasonable voter ID law in order to ensure that our elections are fair and clean. It’s unfortunate that just a few months later some would like to eliminate some of these measures, which a bipartisan majority of voters support. The Attorney General’s office is still investigating over a thousand people who cast ballots during the last election without an ID, and have not responded to verification mail sent to their registered address. Before we start repealing sections of the law that haven’t even taken effect yet, we should have time to evaluate the current program in its entirely.”

Deputy House Republican Whip Andy Renzullo (R-Hudson)

“Our current voter ID law is a common sense measure that brings honesty and transparency to our elections. By eliminating parts of this law, House Democrats have made it harder to ensure the integrity of the ballot box and guarantee that our ‘one person, one vote’ principle is not diluted by dishonest votes.”