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Saturday
Mar302013

NH House Republican Press Conference on Budget 4/1

What: Members of House Republican Leadership and members of House Finance will discuss their concerns regarding the budget. 


When: Monday, April 1st


Time: 11:30am


Where:
Legislative Office Building Lobby

Thursday
Mar282013

NH House Republican Leaders Comment on Passage of Gas Tax Increase 

CONCORD – Today House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) and House Republican Policy Leader Laurie Sanborn (R-Bedford) offered the following comments on the passage of HB617, a bill that would raise the gas tax by 12 cents. The bill passed by a vote of 206-158.

House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)

“Before we start imposing huge tax increases we need to make sure we are complying with all current state laws and constitutional provisions to assure that the current and future gas tax revenues go towards roads and bridges. Without this fix, we are just growing government on the backs of the highway fund users.”

“Taking hundreds of millions of dollars out of the pockets of New Hampshire consumers during these tough economic times is not the appropriate solution to fixing our roads and bridges. Quite simply, this is the wrong bill at the wrong time.”

House Republican Policy Leader Laurie Sanborn (R-Bedford)

“This is yet another tax increase on the backs of those who can least afford it. We are very concerned about the impact of a gas tax increase on the working families and small businesses in our state during these tough economic times. Now is not the time to be discouraging economic growth. We need to focus on getting the 40,000 people in New Hampshire who are looking for work back to work. Further burdening our business community and forcing our consumers to pay more at the pump is a step in the wrong direction."

Thursday
Mar282013

NH House Republican Alliance statement on HB617 Gas Tax Increase

CONCORD, New Hampshire – The House Republican Alliance (HRA) described today’s passage of HB 617-A, a bill that increases the highly regressive gas tax by 12 cents as overreach, trampling on the wallets of those least able to pay.

  Today the Democrat majority in the NH house voted to continue to siphon money out of the peoples wallets by passing HB 617-A.  In a time of economic uncertainly, they chose to raise the gasoline tax by a whopping 67% yet at the same time, refused to direct current revenue away from secondary activities and back to repairing roads and bridges.  "When average NH citizens are making hard decisions on what to buy and setting spending priorities, they chose instead to stick government's hands deeper into your pocket," Stated Rep. Dan Itse- Fremont.

 

Press Release for House Republican Alliance

Wednesday
Mar272013

NH HRA Comments on HB135 passage Repeal Stand Your Ground

"We are saddened but not surprised by the passage of HB135, which removes a person's right to defend oneself.  The passage of this politically motivated bill strips away the rights of citizens to stand their ground and protect themselves, others and their property if threatened where ever they have a right to be,"  stated Representative Al Baldasaro, HRA co-chair.  "Every citizen has a constitutional right to defend themselves and this blatant attempt at political correctness is a disservice to our constituents."
Wednesday
Mar272013

NH House Republican Leaders React to Passage of Bill Repealing Stand Your Ground Law

CONCORD – Today House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) and House Republican Policy Leader Laurie Sanborn (R-Bedford) offered the following comments on the passage of HB135, a bill that would repeal the “Stand Your Ground” law in New Hampshire. The bill passed by a vote of 189-184.

House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)

“Retreat is not something responsible New Hampshire citizens should be forced to do when faced with a deadly threat. Our right to self defense and defense of other innocent victims should not be limited to the walls in which we reside. Claims that current law would result in increased violence are unfounded. Our citizens should not be asked to risk life and limb in retreat simply because there are a handful of thugs who might try and abuse this law. I’m deeply disappointed that the House would vote to restrict the rights of our people and give the benefit of doubt to violent attackers. It’s simply unconscionable.”

“How high does the cliff have to be to ensure a safe retreat? Two feet? Four feet? Six feet? Do we really expect this decision to be made while under the threat of violence?”

House Republican Policy Leader Laurie Sanborn (R-Bedford)

“Telling law abiding citizens they need to turn their backs on an attacker and run away instead of defending themselves or their loved ones is entirely the wrong message. The people of New Hampshire have a natural and basic human right to protect themselves wherever they happen to be, not just in the confines of their home. As a woman, I am dismayed that I will be forced to hesitate and take invaluable time away from protecting myself.  Those seconds could mean the difference between life and death.”