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NH House Republican Leader Reacts to NH Ranking 30 th in CNBC’s Top States for Business 

Concord- House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) released the following statement in reaction to CNBC’s recently published ranking of the top states to do business. CNBC ranked New Hampshire 30th in the nation to do business, slipping from 27th in 2013.

House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)

“New Hampshire’s strength has always been attracting and retaining business. This should serve as a red flag that the next legislature must work diligently to improve New Hampshire’s business climate in order to ensure the high ranking we enjoyed in previous years. Republicans have fought back as the current majority sought to suspend several business initiatives that were passed by the previous legislature, however the majority continued to over spend and over regulate businesses in New Hampshire causing us to slip from 19th to 27th in 2013 and 27th to 30th in 2014. This is unacceptable.”

“There should be a serious focus on making this state more business friendly. We should be meeting with businesses to see what they need to thrive in New Hampshire, and not pass laws based on what we think they need. We need to compete regionally and nationally in order for businesses to locate, grow and create jobs here in New Hampshire. Our long term economic viability depends on it.”


Brown For US Senate - ICYMI: New Hampshire Union Leader: "Chandler on the Brown Bandwagon"



"Scott Brown is a conservative leader who will fight for New Hampshire to restore the economy, pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution and focus on getting the government off our backs," said Chandler.

NORTH CONWAY— The air of inevitability around former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown as the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate from New Hampshire continued to build on Thursday when House Republican Leader Gene Chandler, R-Bartlett, officially endorsed the candidate during a visit to the Moat Mountain Smokehouse in North Conway.

“Scott Brown is a conservative leader who will fight for New Hampshire to restore the economy, pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution and focus on getting the government off our backs,” said Chandler, now serving his 13th term in the House representing Carroll County District 1, which includes Bartlett, Chatham, Conway, Hale’s Location, Hart’s Location and Jackson. He is a former speaker of the House, from 2001-2004.

“New Hampshire is proud of our individual freedoms, and it’s about time we elected someone who will represent our principles,” Chandler said. “We want an independent voice who will repeal Obamacare, lower taxes and restore America’s greatness.”

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NHDP Chairman Raymond Buckley's Statement on the Election of Gene Chandler as House Minority Leader

CONCORD  - Raymond Buckley, Chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, released the following statement following the election of Gene Chandler as House minority leader:
"It is clear that House Republicans either didn't listen or simply chose to ignore the will of the voters by electing Gene Chandler as the House Minority leader tonight. Chandler, a devoted and loyal ally of the Tea Party and Bill O'Brien, represents more of the same type of failed leadership and extreme policies that voters roundly rejected just over a week ago.
"Voters want a return to common-sense problem solving in Concord and to move away from the divisive tactics and extreme agenda of the last two years. With the election of Gene Chandler however, the Republican minority has shown that they are still unwilling to waiver from the radical and extreme policies and tactics that lost them their majority, hurt New Hampshire's economy and left our middle class behind."

NH House Republicans Select Rep. Gene Chandler To Serve As Republican Leader for 2013-14 Session

CONCORD – At a caucus of Republicans elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives for the 2013-14 session, the members elected Rep. Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) to serve as House Republican Leader. In the current session, Rep. Chandler holds the office of Speaker Pro Tempore.

Speaker Pro Tempore Gene Chandler

“I’m honored to have my Republican colleagues give me their support as Leader. Today, we begin our efforts to restore our majority in the House by delivering the Republican message of economic opportunity and job creation through lowering the burden of taxes and regulation. We won’t rest until we know that everyone who wants a job can find a good one right here in New Hampshire. That cannot mean a return to the days of massive tax and fee increases on the backs of the working families and employers of the state. We also need to make sure that we have a budget that is balanced and relies on realistic revenue projections. We will also work to ensure that we continue to deliver on the promise of education choice and protect the integrity of our elections. I look forward to getting work to keep our caucus strong and send a clear message about our Republican values.”


JOINT RELEASE: Rep. Chandler, Sen. Sanborn Lead Charge in Landowner Liability Protections

CONCORD – House Speaker Pro-Tempore Gene Chandler, Sen. Andy Sanborn, and representatives from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, the Fish and Game Commission, the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association, the New Hampshire Farms Bureau, and the New Hampshire Wildlife Association today gathered in Concord to address questions about the state’s landowner liability laws that came to light as a result of a recent lawsuit between a Manchester man and an Epsom landowner.

House Speaker Pro-Tempore Gene Chandler:

“In an effort to tighten up existing landowner liability laws the House and Senate are working together to file legislation to ensure landowners will be free from liability from lawsuits for allowing access to their property for hunting, fishing and other recreational pursuits. Closing off private lands would affect the state’s tourism and hunting, which would hurt our small businesses and cost our citizens much needed jobs. We need to ensure that New Hampshire’s landowners continue to feel comfortable with the protections they are afforded within our laws and we will do everything we can to strengthen the existing statutes. We appreciate the many private landowners in New Hampshire that allow access to millions of acres of privates land and hope they will bare with us while we strengthen the laws.”

Sen. Andy Sanborn:

“Last year snowmobiling and hunting together brought in nearly $1.6 billion to New Hampshire. From hiking, hunting and fishing, to bird watching, snowmobiling and gathering firewood while we camp it is landowner access that allows for our tourism market and brings needed jobs and economic stability to our state. Unfortunately, it is currently at risk. We respectfully ask our land owners to not be precipitous and close off their land and to bear with us while we craft good legislation, as expeditiously as possible, that will deal with the multi-faceted issues surrounding landowner liability protections.”