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NH Sen. Bradley Statement on Stephen Coco Returning to Jail 

Concord, NH – Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley released the following statement today concerning Judge Gillian Abramson’s ruling to return former Manchester police officer Stephen Coco to jail:


“The law that Hillsborough County Corrections Superintendent relied on to release Stephen Coco has been on the books since 1971.  The changes we made during the 2013 session strengthened the law’s oversight protections to ensure prosecutors have the opportunity to call for a judicial review in cases where they believe the superintendent’s decision may be inappropriate. 


“That is exactly what happened in this case, and I applaud Judge Abramson for her ruling which sends Stephen Coco back to jail to continue serving his sentence.”


NH Sen. Bradley Statement on SB 307 Reversing Citizens United Decision

Concord, NH – Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley issued the following statement after House and Senate conferees agreed that they could not reach agreement on SB 307, forming a Study Committee to examine the impact of the Citizens United ruling:

 “The Senate voted 23-1 to form this Study Committee to examine the consequences of the Citizens United decision, and other campaign finance rulings. House and Senate conferees met this week, and House conferees agreed to language that authorized a study of Citizens United without predetermining the results of that study. Unfortunately, House conferees later backed away from this agreement, which effectively killed the bill.

“A legislative study should be objective and unbiased but unfortunately the House did not agree  and now this bill which had overwhelming bipartisan support will not move forward.”



NH Sen. Bradley Statement on Sen. Rausch Retirement 

Concord, NH – Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, issued the following statement this morning on Sen. Rausch’s retirement announcement:


“As the Senate’s resident Veterinarian, Senator Rausch brought a unique perspective to our work on wide range of complex issues.  He earned high praise for his work in 2011, alongside Sen. Stiles, to update and improve our state’s education funding formula and over the last four years he’s worked to balance our budget, reform our pension system, and encourage economic growth in his district and across the state.


 “During his 14 years in the House and Senate, Senator Rausch became a go-to source on transportation, infrastructure, and public works issues.  With this expertise, he led the way this session in passing an infrastructure improvement bill that will ensure the completion of the I-93 expansion, the largest public works project in the state’s history.


“I join my colleagues in thanking Jim for his dedicated service to the legislature and in wishing him a happy retirement.”



NH Senator Bradley Statement on Sen. Bragdon Retirement 

Concord, NH – Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, issued the following statement on Senator Bragdon’s retirement:


“Senator Bragdon’s leadership of the Senate following the 2010 elections was instrumental in passing a budget that closed an $800 million deficit, enacting overdue retirement reform to protect our pension system, and a passing host of other measures that have helped the New Hampshire economy grow.  Throughout his time in the Senate, Peter has effectively and faithfully served his constituents, right up to his recent efforts to bring long-sought toll relief to the residents of Merrimack. 


“It has been an honor to service with Senator Bragdon throughout my time in the Senate and I join with Senator Morse and my Senate colleagues in wishing him continued success in his role with HealthTrust.”


NH Sen Bradley opposes Duncan nomination to NH Board of Education 

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office


Concord, NH – Statement of Sen. Jeb Bradley on nomination of Bill Duncan to NH State Board of Education: 

I can not support Governor Hassan’s nomination of Bill Duncan to the New Hampshire Board of Education. Mr. Duncan is not only a longtime opponent of charter schools, but he is also the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging New Hampshire’s Education Tax Credit Law. How can Mr. Duncan serve as an unbiased administrator of programs he has spent years trying to dismantle? Charter schools seeking approval from the State Board of Education, and the students and parents who need more educational options and opportunities, would not be served well by a State Board of Education that limits the choices that students need in the 21st Century.