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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 […]

HB 628 – Insurance Pool for Paid Family and Medical Leave

HB 628 – Insurance Pool for Paid Family and Medical Leave

HB 628 – Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance. From Family Friendly Economy – a bill to provide an insurance pool for paid family and medical leave for NH families. Will you take two minutes to email the Labor Committee Chairman, Rep. Stephen Schmidt at stephen.schmidt@leg.state.nh.us and express your support […]

SB 129 – Increases requirements for solar energy

SB 129 – Increases requirements for solar energy

SB 129. This is a good [senate] comprehensive bill.  It increases the requirements for solar energy, and strengthens the biomass class to help keep our existing in-state biomass generation operating, both of which support thousands of jobs. The hearing is on Tuesday 2/14 in the State House, Room 103.

HB 574 Support Clean Energy

  Bill # – HB 574  (Boring but Important or )  BBI What the bill does –This bill increases the limit on contributions to the Community Development Finance Authority for which an investment tax credit may be taken. Support / Oppose – Please Support Why – This is a great bill to […]