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Saturday
Dec202014

NH Senate Republicans outline 2015 Priorities 

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office

Focus on responsibly meeting NH’s needs

 

Concord, NH – Members of the Senate Republican Caucus today outlined their priorities for the 2015 Legislative Session. Senate President Chuck Morse (R-Salem) gave the following statement:

 

“We look forward to a productive legislative session, working with our Democratic colleagues, the House, and the Governor. Today, we are presenting a positive agenda focusing on six key priorities.”

 

Budget

“The Legislature's first responsibility is to craft a responsible balanced budget that lives within our means. We will meet the needs of NH citizens without new taxes or fees.” -Sen. Jeanie Forrester (R-Meredith), Senate Finance Committee Chair.

 

Job Growth

“We must concentrate on streamlining or eliminating regulations, addressing our high business tax rates, and becoming more responsive to the needs of entrepreneurs.” -Sen. Russell Prescott (R-Kingston), Senate Commerce Committee Chair.

 

Protecting Taxpayers and Their Constitutional Rights

“We will protect the Constitutional rights of all New Hampshire citizens, and ensure open and transparent government.” -Sen. Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry), Senate Judiciary Committee Chair.

 

Energy

“NH families and businesses continue to pay among the highest electric rates in the nation. Bringing market-based reforms to our energy sector can bring down energy prices.” -Sen. Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro), Senate Energy Committee Chair.

 

Health Care

“Bringing competition and transparency to NH's health care industry will not only bring down health care costs, but improve health care outcomes for NH families and businesses.” -Sen. Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford), Senate Health and Human Services Committee Chair.

 

Education

“We continue to support excellence in public education by empowering local control of schools and ensuring that parents and students have the greatest opportunities.” -Sen. Nancy Stiles (R-Hampton), Senate Education Committee Vice-Chair.

 

Thursday
Dec112014

NH Sen Bradley hails Supreme Court decision upholding NH Retirement System reforms 

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office

Bradley, Carson hail Supreme Court decision upholding NH Retirement System reforms

 

Concord, NH – Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) today hailed the New Hampshire Supreme Court decision in PFFNH v NH,  upholding key legislative reforms to the New Hampshire Retirement System.

 

“I’m encouraged that the Supreme Court has upheld the right and duty of the Legislature to amend and improve the New Hampshire Retirement System. Unless we can address the $5 billion unfunded liability in our state pension system, both taxpayers and workers would be left with a huge financial burden. This decision affirms the Legislature’s ability to make the changes we’ll need to preserve the New Hampshire Retirement System, protect taxpayers, and maintain employee jobs.”

 

Sen. Bradley was prime sponsor of SB 3 in 2011, which was incorporated into the FY 12-13 budget. Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee Chair Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry) thanked Bradley for his leadership on pension reform, and said the next Legislature would continue the effort to shore up the New Hampshire Retirement System.

 

“In 2011, Senator Bradley led the way to make necessary and fair changes to begin reforming the New Hampshire Retirement System. We preserved a generous pension benefit for public sector workers, and in return asked for slightly higher contributions, asked some younger beneficiaries to work 25 years instead of 20 years, and addressed long-ignored abuses to the system. This was a first step in ensuring that public sector workers across New Hampshire have a viable pension system for years to come.”

 

Thursday
Nov062014

NHGOP STATEMENT ON REPUBLICAN VICTORIES IN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement on the Republican victories in the New Hampshire State Senate and House of Representatives:

 

"Granite Staters sent a clear message to Governor Maggie Hassan by electing strong majorities to the State Senate and House of Representatives - it's time to stop spending our way to an income tax in New Hampshire. New Hampshire residents are fed up with Maggie Hassan's reckless management of the state budget and her failure to grow the economy, and the Republican majority in our state legislature will bring common sense to Concord."

Sunday
Sep282014

Bradley For NH Senate - You're Invited to a Carroll County Republican Rally Hosted by Jeb Bradley 

 

You’re Invited to a Carroll County Republican

Victory Rally Hosted by 

 

Senator Jeb Bradley

 

Come meet Jeb Bradley & the Republican Candidates in Carroll County

 

“My top priority is to get Republicans elected and put a stop to the big government, big spending Democrats and their unaffordable agenda.  Will you help me? 

Come meet the Republican Candidates from Carroll County, grab a lawn sign, and help bring us one step closer to Victory in November.” –Jeb Bradley 

 

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

5:30pm – 7:00pm 

Horsefeathers

2679 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH

RSVP today at: RSVP@Jebforstatesenate.com

 

Thursday
Aug282014

Macdonald For NH Senate (D?) - Candidate says Combat Veterans suffer

To the Editor

            I am kind of a combat Veteran even though I personally never thought of my self as one.  I served during the Vietnam Conflict but my base camp was Uborn Thailand.  I did eight convoys as American advisor across Laos, Cambodia into the DMC; twenty-seven trucks and no one else spoke American.  I was TAD to posts in “Country” many times to repair gear or other and lived through what ever you call it as the Gooks attacked the wire.   I am (just by reference of many back here) a baby killer even though at 17 I looked 10 or 12 just them.  I was once, while on convoy taken by the enemy from a friendly village but it does not count because no one was there to witness it.  Then again there is no record of my convoys except the pictures that I took.  I was a young 17-year-old US Marine under orders not to tell anyone about my missions.  I have four disabilities service connected three being combat related.  The news media does not believe the voters should get the chance to read my letters to the editor telling them my goals as an elected official. 

            What I went through not “in country” but back here is why all my life my goal has been to help combat veterans returning.  My wife and I purchased eleven-acres of land and donated it to the Veteran Resort-Chapel non-profit registered in NH and we have a 501-c-3.  The town of Lee is trying to stop us because in their own words they do not believe “homeless combat veterans belong in their neighborhoods”.   I am running for NH State Senate do not the Voters have the right to hear my words.  What are we fighting for next stop is Vietnam.

            I am running for NH State Senate does the respectable citizens of NH really believe to censor my words it justified by the words Safety of the public.

            I may not be a combat Veteran but many Combat Veterans are suffering just because of situations like this.  www.veteranresortchapel.com

Peter Macdonald Sgt USMC Semper Fi

465 Packers falls Rd Lee NH 03824 603659-6217