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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 […]

HB 574  Increasing community development contributions

HB 574 Increasing community development contributions

HB 574 ( AN ACT increasing the limit on contributions to the community development finance authority for which an investment tax credit may be taken ) – The Senate hearing for this important bill is tomorrow in the Ways and Means Committee at 9:00am in State House room 100.  Please support this […]

SB 7  Toughening Food Stamp Eligibility

SB 7 Toughening Food Stamp Eligibility

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 Restricting Sex Education in School

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 […]

SB 129 Supporting Renewable Engery

Bill #  SB 129 What the bill does – increases the Class II solar requirements, removes a size limit from the residential solar rebate program and continues our job growth -62% in 2016 alone. SUPPORT – we support this bill Why –This bill would make several changes and improvements to […]

HB – 413 Contributions to Retirement System

HB – 413 Contributions to Retirement System

RETIREMENT FUNDING A bill from Hampton Rep.  Renny Cushing FYI:  For decades, New Hampshire paid 35% of the retirement costs to towns for teachers, police, officers and firefighters.  In 2011, the Bill O’Brien legislature cut that 35% to 0%, downshifting the costs onto local committees.  When Republican legislators claim they […]

HB 578  Chipping Away at a Women’s Right to Make Decisions

HB 578 Chipping Away at a Women’s Right to Make Decisions

As early as next Wednesday, March 8, the New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on a bill (HB 578) introduced to restrict the right of women to make private medical decisions later in pregnancy and to chip away at abortion rights in New Hampshire. Last week, the New Hampshire […]