Tag: State Senate

Statement on NH Senate Public Hearing on Arizona-Styled “License to Discriminate” Bill

HB 542 originally blocked the Governor from imposing a ban or limit on in-person gatherings at places of worship during public health or other states of emergency but was amended in the House to also include a provision giving businesses and employees a license to discriminate against others, particularly LGBT families.

NH People’s Budget Campaign Demands the Senate Deliver a Better Budget During Rally and Public Hearing Testimony

State Rep. Maria Perez holds Economic Justice Pillar sign

Working together, advocates for economic, racial, disability, education, and housing justice uplift united vision for a strong, healthy, and equitable New Hampshire

ROUNDUP: Doctors, Business Industry, Faith Leaders, Professors, Elected Officials, Racial Justice Advocates Oppose HB 544 Language

Medical professionals, business leaders, faith communities, professors, state and local officials, and racial justice leaders are opposed to the inclusion of the White Supremacy Protection Act (also known as HB 544) in the state budget. This bill language would prevent New Hampshire from acknowledging and addressing systemic racism and sexism, creating more barriers to a healthy, safe, and equitable New Hampshire.

Racial Justice Supporters Condemn White Supremacy Protection Act Hate Rally in Concord (HB 544 & State Budget)

Rep. Keith Ammon (R-Free State) and Rep. Daryl Abbas (R-Salem) gathered with hate activists for a so-called Rally Against Anti-Racism at the State House in support of the White Supremacy Protection Act (also known as HB 544) in the state’s budget. Statements from members of the coalition in opposition.

NH Senate and House Pass Package of Gun Violence Prevention Bills, Next Stop Governor’s Desk

CONCORD, NH – Today the NH Senate and House passed the final piece of legislation in a package of gun safety bills headed for the Governor’s desk. HB 109 requires background checks for firearms sales and completely closes… Read More

Granite State Progress Releases State Senate and House Reports Cards on Gun Violence Prevention Votes

How did your State Senators and Representatives vote on firearms related legislation? CONCORD, NH – Granite State Progress is releasing State Senate and House Report Cards on gun violence prevention votes from the 2017-2018 session. Constituents can learn… Read More

How Did Your State Senator and Reps Vote on Gun Violence Prevention?

Governor Sununu and Senate Republicans have spent their time in Concord parroting gun lobby talking points instead of standing up for the safety of students and families. Meanwhile, other elected officials are working hard to advance common sense… Read More

While Governor Sununu Spews Gun Lobby Talking Points, Next Door a Republican Governor Takes Real Action to Reduce Gun Violence

Vermont Governor Phil Scott announces support for a package of gun reform laws; says Governor, legislature have ‘tremendous responsibility’ to act Concord, NH – Yesterday in New Hampshire, Governor Chris Sununu joined NHPR The Exchange where he doubled… Read More

GSP Statement on House Vote in Opposition to Campus Carry, and Senate Public Hearing on Gun Free Schools

Campus carry fails in NH House 231-110, State Senate amendment means schools will get public hearing on gun free school zones Concord, NH – Today the NH House soundly voted down HB 1542, which would have forced universities… Read More

Positives and Major Flaws with SB 313, NH’s Medicaid Expansion Reauthorization Bill

The following is a copy of Granite State Progress & Education Fund testimony to the State Senate Finance Committee on SB 313, the Medicaid expansion reauthorization bill. Chairman Gary Daniels Senate Finance Committee New Hampshire Senate Concord, New… Read More