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AFT NH Legislative Bulletin 4-17-17: School Vouchers, Voter Suppression, and Edelblut’s Power Grab

In the aftermath of the House’s stunning failure to pass a budget (due to Republican intra-party feuding), the Senate becomes the focal point of attention, as it works to develop a budget proposal. Using Governor Sununu’s budget proposal as a starting point, the Senate will craft a budget and attach … Continue reading

SB 3 Is Only About One Thing: Voter Suppression

Voter intimidation leads voter suppression and that leads to people losing their voice in our democracy.

The New Hampshire House is now considering a bill, SB 3, that was forced through the Senate, straight down party lines, would make it harder for people to vote.

For years the Republican … Continue reading

Hassan Hits The Streets Pushing Her Bill For Student Debt Relief

Senator Hassan Travels Across New Hampshire to Highlight Her First Bill, Which Would Help Ease Burden of Student Debt for Entrepreneurs

CONWAY – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan traveled across New Hampshire to highlight her first bill, the Reigniting Opportunity for Innovators (ROI) Act, which would provide the student … Continue reading

Two Events Talk About Building A Clean Energy Future

In run-up to Earth Day, New Hampshire
communities charting clean energy future

PORTSMOUTH, NH – As Earth Day approaches, energy experts and residents of several New Hampshire communities are coming together this week to chart a clean energy future for the region at a pair of public events.

On Wednesday, academic and industry leaders … Continue reading

UNH Spends Almost $200K To Block Union Organizing Efforts

University reports close to $200,000.00 in payments to law firm to prevent employees from exercising legal right to organize.

CONCORD, April 12, 2017 – The University of New Hampshire has finally provided a partial response to Representative Cushing’s Right to Know request. Earlier this year, Rep. Cushing sent … Continue reading

Fetal Personhood: An Injustice for Granite State Women

Concerned Leaders Across New Hampshire Speak Out in Opposition to SB 66

CONCORD – The New Hampshire House is currently considering SB 66, a bill that threatens women’s rights and health. SB 66, if passed, would recognize a fetus as an independent victim of a crime for the … Continue reading

Building Bridges Within The Democratic Party

The Democratic party is working to build strong bridges between those members who followed the DNC during the 2016 elections and those members who bucked the DNC by supporting Senator Bernie Sanders.

Throughout the DNC election process all of the candidates spoke about working to bring “Sanders wing” and the … Continue reading

AFT-NH Legislative Bulletin 4-8-17: Budget Failure And School Vouchers (Action Needed)

April 8, 2017

House Budget Fails   The deadline for the NH House to pass a state budget was April 6th. Despite having a 53-vote margin majority, the NH House Republicans failed to pass a budget to send to the NH Senate by the deadline for the first time in … Continue reading

Hassan Introduces Student Loan Relief Bill For Young Entrepreneurs

Senator Hassan Introduces Bill to Provide Student Loan Debt Relief to Young Entrepreneurs Starting Innovative Small Businesses

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today introduced the Reigniting Opportunity for Innovators (ROI) Act, which would help provide the student loan debt relief necessary for young entrepreneurs to start up … Continue reading

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