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NHDP - Maureen Raiche Manning Announces Her Run for State Senate 

Manchester - Today, Manchester Attorney, Maureen Raiche Manning announced that she will seek the Democratic nomination for the State Senate in District 16, representing Bow, Candia, Dunbarton, Hooksett, and Manchester wards 1, 2, and 12.

"I have truly been humbled by the outpouring of support of citizens across the District 16 communities urging me to run for the State Senate," said Manning. "I am running for the State Senate to work across party lines to keep New Hampshire’s economy moving forward, fight tirelessly to expand opportunity for middle class families, and solve problems by bringing people together."  

Manning has owned andoperated her own small business for over 20 years, now known as the Law Office of Manning and Zimmerman, PLLC. Maureen earned her Bachelor's Degree at UNH and her law degree from UNH Law. At age 19, Maureen was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives where she served for six years on the Judiciary Committee.

"I am looking forward to listening to the citizens in every corner of Senate District 16 to hear about their priorities for how we can continue working together to move New Hampshire in the right direction," said Manning.

Manning has been very active in her community over the years. She was appointed by then-Governor Shaheen to serve as a Commissioner on the New Hampshire Human Rights Commission. She is a founding member of the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association and served as its first President. She also has served on the Board of Governors of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New Hampshire Bar Foundation.

Manning is a lifelong resident of Manchester where she lives with her husband, Donald, and their three sons, Brady, Nolan and Aidan.


Chief Eddie Edwards - Alone and afraid!

At yesterday's signing of Joshuas Law.
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Senator Sharon Carson and Chief Eddie Edwards celebrate the signing of "Joshuas Law". Joshuas Law brings New Hampshire to the forefront in the fight against domestic violence.

Vulnerable and alone.

Paralyzed with fear as a child while my mother suffered down the hall is a feeling I will never lose.

At that age I was not yet empowered to protect my mom. Thanks to the strong influence of my grandparents, over time I gained that strength and have since dedicated my life to protecting and serving the most vulnerable among us.

After almost three decades in law enforcement I had seen the devastating effect domestic violence has on all it touches. 

Yesterday I went to Concord to witness the signing of bills that expand victims rights and empower them to seek justice and begin to heal the scars abuse leaves.  I will not hide from you the fact that although overjoyed to be there, it was a very emotional day for me personally.

At the statehouse I joined with fellow law enforcement leaders from across New Hampshire in the advancement of laws that protect our most fragile populations.  As the next Senator from New Hampshires 4th district I will continue to fight for justice.

Chief Eddie Edwards
Dover NH


NH Sen Bradley renews call for spending update as HHS goes $100 million over budget 

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office

How much have the other departments spent?


Concord, NH – Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) today renewed the request for Governor Maggie Hassan to supply Fiscal Year 2014 spending figures for all state departments. The Department of Health and Human Services is reporting that it exceeded its FY14 budget by $30.9 million, and is on track to overspend its FY15 budget by $71.2 million. FY14 ended on June 30th, and Senate Finance Chair Jeanie Forrester (R-Meredith) formally requested an update on department spending on July 7th.


“The potential budget deficit from HHS alone tops $100 million, but New Hampshire is operating in the dark. Revenues came in on target last year, but spending is over budget. We don’t know how much, and that’s irresponsible. Governor Hassan needs to open the state’s books and provide the Legislature and the public with the complete picture. Every day she stalls makes it harder to address the potential budget deficit created by overspending,” Bradley stated.


Spending Watch ‘14


44 Days since the end of Fiscal Year 2014

37 Days since Sen. Forrester requested an update on state spending



NH Sen Bradley announces Spending Watch ‘14 

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office

Governor Hassan needs to open the books


Concord, NH – Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) today announced the creation of Spending Watch ’14. Bradley will track the number of days since the end of Fiscal Year 2014 until Governor Hassan reports on the amount of money that state agencies actually spent.


“Governor Hassan wants to start writing the next budget without even knowing how much money we spent last year. That is not how to protect hard working New Hampshire taxpayers. We know that New Hampshire revenues were on target, but we still don’t know which state departments met or exceeded their spending limits.


“Senate Republicans will continue to insist on transparency in state spending. If overspending has created a budget deficit, we need to know how big the problem really is if we’re going to address it.”


Spending Watch ‘14


86 days since Governor called for a spending freeze

61 days since the Nashua Telegraph reported state departments would exceed their FY14 budgets

39 days since the end of Fiscal Year 2014

32 days since Sen. Forrester requested an update on state spending



NH Sen Stiles receives Impact Award for leadership on Special Education 

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office

SB 414 benefits Special Education students and local taxpayers


Concord, NH – Sen. Nancy Stiles (R-Hampton) today received the Impact Award from the NH Association of Special Education Administrators and the Parent Information Center. Stiles was recognized for her leadership on SB 414, which allows local school districts to benefit from the Medicaid-to-Schools Program.


“I am honored to receive the Impact Award. SB 414 will mean that New Hampshire special education students can benefit from the Medicaid-in-Schools program, and provides significant relief for local taxpayers who would otherwise have to shoulder the cost,” Stiles said. “I want to thank the Parent Information Center, our Special Education Administrators, and our Special Educators for all they do for our state’s special education students.”


Stiles was the lead sponsor of the legislation, chairs the Senate Education Committee that approved it, and shepherded SB 414 to the Governor’s desk. Without SB 414, federal Medicaid regulators would have ceased reimbursement for individualized education services geared to the needs of the child. SB 414 will save schools in Senator Stiles district over $475,000 a year.


The award inscription reads “Presented to Senator Nancy Stiles from the NH Association of Special Education Administrators and the Parent Information Center for making a difference in NH schools, children, and communities. In appreciation for your leadership on SB 414 to ensure that NH schools, children, and communities continue to benefit from the Medicaid-to-Schools program that provides millions of dollars of federal funding to NH school districts that otherwise would have to come from state or local sources.”

Caption- Sen. Nancy Stiles receives Impact Award from NH Association of Special Education Administrators and the Parent Information Center for her leadership on SB 414.