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Huddle Meeting Wednesday and FYI: HB1766

Huddle Meeting Wednesday and FYI: HB1766

Hi Everyone,  Just a quick reminder of our meeting this Wednesday, February 28, 6:00 at the Macomber Room at New Castle Public Library.  We have invited Kate Murray and Mindi Messmer to speak about NH legislation that is upcoming and also past voting history. I went to the state house […]

SB 129  Solar Energy for the future  Passed both Houses

SB 129 Solar Energy for the future Passed both Houses

Finally some Good News: from our Environment and Clean Energy Desk Great news…SB 129 passed the House on a roll vote, 222-84.  Now it heads to the Governor for signature. Dan Innis, Mindi Messmer, Kate Murrary, Martha Fuller-Clark all voted in favor of this bill. SB 129 will: More than double […]

HB 589 – Oppose Repeal of Patient Buffer Zone

HB 589 – Oppose Repeal of Patient Buffer Zone

This is from Planned Parenthood – they need our immediate calls to our NH  reps: Please contact your state Representative(s) before the floor vote on HB 589 next week, which would repeal New Hampshire’s Patient Safety Buffer Zone Law.  Please contact them now and urge them to oppose the repeal […]

SB 129  Support Solar by Going to Concord

SB 129 Support Solar by Going to Concord

We need your help! Please attend this hearing to speak to the importance of solar and Class II to the state, the industry and to customers. Bill #  SB 129 What the bill does – increases the Class II solar requirements, removes a size limit from the residential solar rebate […]

SB 7 – Food Stamp Eligibility – Call Reps to Oppose

Senate Bill # 7 What it does: It changes financial eligibility for Food stamps, making it harder to receive them.  It is modeled on a national effort by conservatives to cut back on assistance. Support/Oppose: Oppose Why? Food stamps are a federal program (no state $ needed) and vitally important to the low […]

HB 103 – Sex Education – Ask Gov. Sununu to veto

HB 103 – Sex Education – Ask Gov. Sununu to veto

Governor Sununu will act on HB 103, legislation that requires a two week “opt-out” provision for any material deemed “objectionable” regarding health or human sexuality.  This bill has passed the House and Senate.ACTION:  Tell Gov Sununu to VETO this bill.BECAUSE:  Studies show that parents aren’t tackling the tough topics when they […]

Protect Department of Ed from Edelblut Power Grab  – We need calls

Protect Department of Ed from Edelblut Power Grab – We need calls

Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut, who’s highest priority is privatizing public education, has attempted to use a back door legislative process to gain the authority to politicize the department of education by reorganizing it to place his own supporters in key positions. Here on the Reaching Higher NH site is the […]

SB 128  Electric Utility Restructuring

SB 128 Electric Utility Restructuring

SB 128 ( AN ACT relative to the policy goal of electric utility restructuring. ) – This bill is going to the full Senate floor for a vote on Thursday 3/23. This bill is very problematic because it gives utilities broad authority to undertake both large infrastructure projects and distributed clean energy […]

SB 83  Increase Minimum Wage

SB 83 Increase Minimum Wage

A full-time minimum wage worker in New Hampshire makes only $7.25 per hour—or roughly $14,500 per year—and it is hurting Granite State families. Seven in 10 minimum wage workers in New Hampshire are women. Nearly 60,000 family households in New Hampshire are headed by women, but about 24% of those […]