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Tuesday
May192015

NRSC - Maggie Hassan Is Against School Vouchers

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Maggie Hassan Is Against School Vouchers

WASHINGTON – With the school year coming to a close, the NRSC is starting a series reminding voters that elitist Governor Maggie Hassan opposes school vouchers which would enable students to attend the school that fits them best.  

“Every child should be able to attend the school that fits them best, but Maggie Hassan disagrees as she voted against school vouchers,” said NRSC spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “Hassan’s elitist view that big government should dictate which school each child attends is fundamentally wrong.”  

BACKGROUND …

In May 2006, The New Hampshire State Senate Approved Legislation That Would Create A Scholarship Foundation To Provide School Vouchers For Low-Income Families. “Low-income families would be eligible for vouchers to send their children to better schools under a plan approved by the state Senate on Thursday. The bill calls for spending $250,000 to start a quasi-private foundation that would solicit donations for scholarships that low-income families could use for tuition at private schools or public schools outside their district. It also would streamline state funding for existing charter schools and provide $400,000 in startup money for new ones. Several Senate Democrats said as much as they supported those provisions, they could not vote for a bill that included vouchers.” (“Senate Approves School Vouchers,” The Associated Press, 5/5/06)

The Legislation Established A Quasi-Private Foundation To Collect Donations For Scholarships. “The bill calls for spending $250,000 to start a quasi-private foundation that would solicit donations for scholarships that low-income families could use for tuition at private schools or public schools outside their district. It also would streamline state funding for existing charter schools and provide $400,000 in startup money for new ones. Several Senate Democrats said as much as they supported those provisions, they could not vote for a bill that included vouchers.” (“Senate Approves School Vouchers,” The Associated Press, 5/5/06)

In May 2006, Hassan Voted Against Legislation That Would Appropriate $250,000 To Create A Public-Private Foundation To Provide Scholarships For New Hampshire Students For Private Or Public Schools. “An Act relative to distribution of state aid to charter schools and relative to funding for charter schools.” (H.B. 76, Roll Call Vote #124, Motion To Pass Adopted 15-8, 5/4/06, Hassan Voted Nay; Senate Journal 14, 5/4/06, pg. 579)

Tuesday
May192015

NRSC - AP: Ayotte Co-Sponsoring Bill To Protect Infants From Drugs 

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Ayotte Co-Sponsoring Bill To Protect Infants From Drugs
The Associated Press
May 16, 2015
http://boston.cbslocal.com/

 

Republican New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte is co-sponsoring a bill that would address a growing number of infants being exposed to opioids while in the womb.

The bill introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Democratic Sen. Robert Casey of Pennsylvania would direct the Health Department to develop a strategy to address the alarming number of infants diagnosed with newborn withdrawal.

The Protecting Our Infants Act also would work on developing recommendations for preventing and treating prenatal opioid abuse and for treating infants born dependent on opioids.

In New Hampshire, Catholic Medical Center reports that the number of babies born with newborn withdrawal is up 7 percent from 3 percent the previous year.

“New Hampshire is facing a growing opioid and prescription drug abuse epidemic, and infant withdrawal is a heart-breaking consequence of this sad reality,” Ayotte said. “We must work diligently to address all repercussions that result from drug abuse. I am co-sponsoring this important legislation because I believe that we must do everything we can do address the alarming opioid and prescription drug abuse problem in New Hampshire and across the country.”

Tuesday
May052015

NRSC - Gov Hassan Skipped Work For Out Of State Fundraisers 

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WASHINGTON – After skipping work last week for fundraisers in Kentucky and Texas, Democrat Maggie Hassan is back in the Granite State. According to reports Hassan was spotted in Kentucky and Texas over the past few days.  

As the Associated Press reports:

“Hassan Spent Part Of Thursday And Friday In Louisville, Kentucky, And Will Attend Another Event In Dallas On Saturday.” (Hassan Travels For Democratic Governors Association Events, The Associated Press, 05/02/15)

Notably, Hassan’s budget called for a taxpayer funded chief operating officer (COO), which would ensure that someone is running New Hampshire while she hangs out with liberal donors.

“It’s not even campaign season and Maggie Hassan is already skipping work to attend out of state fundraisers,” said NRSC spokesman Jahan Wilcox.  “With Hassan plotting her pathway out of New Hampshire, it’s no wonder she requested a taxpayer funded COO to run the state.”

BACKGROUND …    

Governor Hassan’s Budget Proposes Spending $1.4 Million To Establish An Office For A New Chief Operating Officer. “Hassan’s budget also includes nearly $1.4 million over two years to pay for a chief operating officer and two staff members, and to establish an ‘innovation fund’ intended to make government more efficient.” (Kathleen Ronayne, “N.H. Still Weighing Support For Casino,” The Associated Press, 2/18/15) 

The Union Leader Called Hassan’s Proposal “Absurd” And “Ridiculous.” “This even beats her political pandering of including in the same budget $4 million that the state does not have to study a pie-in-the-sky railroad line that is also going nowhere fast. In fact, people who sincerely believe in the train idea should be furious with Hassan for lumping their train in with the absurd COO position… And now Gov. Hassan wants to create an unelected chief operating officer to operate the state while she does what, exactly? The idea is ridiculous.” (Editorial, “Maggie’s Folly: A COO For NH? Not A Good Notion,” Union Leader, 2/21/15) 

Monday
May042015

NRSC - Maggie Hassan gets a BIG endorsement from … Nancy Pelosi? 

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Good Morning,

Tonight, Maggie Hassan will celebrate her 2014 election with one of the most unpopular politicians in the country - Nancy Pelosi. Not exactly the type of endorsement most politicians would want to promote. 

It’s clear that Hassan is more interested in hobnobbing with Washington liberals than being an effective governor. After all, she already proposed hiring an unelected bureaucrat to run New Hampshire so she can spend more time with Nancy Pelosi. 

Since Hassan has Nancy Pelosi’s stamp of approval it is worth asking her if she agrees with Nancy Pelosi that… 

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Friday
Mar272015

NRSC - Obama recently authorized the Pentagon to release TOP SECRET documents on Israel’s nuclear program.

Tell President Obama to STAND WITH ISRAEL, Friend >>>

Friend - President Obama recently authorized the Pentagon to release TOP SECRET documents on Israel’s nuclear program.

This deliberate action will only increase tensions between the U.S. and Israel, just as Iran is ramping up negotiations to develop nuclear weapons of their own.

 

This reckless behavior from the Obama administration endangers Israel and puts global security on the line.  Tell President Obama that it’s time he STANDS WITH ISRAEL and Israeli President Netanyahu.

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