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Republican Review Volume 2 Issue 12

Posted by on Mar 29, 2015 in Republican Review Newsletter | 0 comments

Republican Review Volume 2 Issue 12

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House Majority Leader Statement on Finance Committee Vote on Budget Bills

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Press Releases | 0 comments

CONCORD – House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan (R-Brookline) offered the following statement relative to House Finance Committee action on HB1 and HB2, the state budget bills. After weeks of negotiations, the committee adopted several amendments to the Governor’s original proposal, and by a vote of 15-11 (HB1) and 15-10 (HB2) recommend to the full House that the bills ought to pass.

House Majority Leader Jack Flanagan (R-Brookline)

“The budget process is never easy and I commend the Finance committee for all of their hard work and appreciate the tough decisions they had to make throughout this process. I believe the final product is something Republicans will stand by as a fiscally responsible, balanced budget that does not raise taxes and slows the growth of government.”

“Republicans were elected to a majority in the House in part to ensure that our state lives within its means. Therefore the Finance committee did what they could with existing revenue. Spending was prioritized to ensure our state’s most vulnerable citizens continue to receive essential services and our state government will continue to meet the needs of its citizens.”

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Republican Review – Volume 2 Issue 11

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Featured, News & Updates, Republican Review Newsletter | 0 comments

RR Vol 2 Issue 11

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Republican Review – Volume 2 Issue 10

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Featured, News & Updates, Republican Review Newsletter | 0 comments

RR Vol 2 Issue 10

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House Republican Statement on House Action on Anti-Business Legislation

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Press Releases | 0 comments

downloadCONCORD – House Republican Whip Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) offered the following statement on the defeat of several anti-business bills before the House.  

HB365 – prohibiting an employer from using credit history in employment decisions. (Failed by a vote of 200-142)
HB496 – prohibiting public employers from using criminal history in employment decisions. (Laid on the Table)

House Republican Whip Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack)

“Employers in New Hampshire should be able to use these criteria when reviewing qualifications of employees, if they see fit. A prohibition on using these important measures in reviewing the qualifications of job applicants would take a valuable tool away from employers and open the door for costly litigation.”

HB392 – relative to the minimum hourly wage. (Failed by a voice vote)
HB600 – relative to paid sick leave for employees. (Failed by a vote of 219-122)
HB684 – establishing a state minimum hourly rate. (Failed by a vote of 198-145)

House Republican Whip Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack)

“These proposals have the potential to negatively affect our job climate in New Hampshire and could threaten the viability of many small and medium sized businesses especially in the hospitality industry, which many workers in our state depend on. The New Hampshire business community is compassionate and more than capable of making reasonable decisions that best suits the needs of their employees and the viability of their businesses. They know what it takes to attract and retain employees.”

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House Republican Statement on Passage of HB563, Increasing Funding For Charter Schools

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Press Releases | 0 comments

downloadCONCORD – House Republican Whip Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) offered the following statement on the passage of HB563, a bill that would increase funding for public charter schools. The bill passed by a vote of 222 – 116.

House Republican Whip Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack)

“Public charter schools deserve our support and investment. These schools are an important part of the education landscape in New Hampshire, and this increase in funding will ensure they continue to be an option for New Hampshire families. We want to ensure that parents have the opportunity to send their children to a school that best suits their individual needs. This bill  provides a modest increase in funding and would indexes future increases which will keep our promise to promote innovation in education.”

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House Republican Statement on Passage of HB276, Supporting Local Control of Education Standards

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Press Releases | 0 comments

downloadCONCORD – House Education Committee Chairman Rep. Rick Ladd (R-Haverhill) offered the following statement on the passage of HB276, a bill that provides that school districts shall not be required to adopt the common core standards. The bill passed by a vote of 236 – 124.

Rep. Rick Ladd (R-Haverhill)

“House Republicans will always support greater local control of education curriculum and standards. If a local district decides to adopt a different or better set of guidelines for their students, this bill protects their ability to do that. This is truly an effort to preserve local control from the ever-encroaching federal department of education’s controlling footprint. Parents and local school boards should be empowered to make decisions to best suit the needs of their students and children.”

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House Republicans Comment on Defeat of HB650

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Press Releases | 0 comments

downloadCONCORD – Deputy House Speaker Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) offered the following statement on the defeat of HB650, a bill that would have placed unnecessary mandates on certain firearm sales in New Hampshire. The bill was defeated by a vote of 236-124.

Rep. Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)

“New Hampshire ranks among the safest states in America and the vast majority of gun owners in New Hampshire are honest, law abiding citizens. This bill was an unnecessary attempt to solve a non-existent problem in our state.”

“Those with criminal intent already circumvent existing laws to obtain firearms. Placing new restrictions and mandates on certain firearms sales will only impede the rights of law abiding gun owners and dealers.”

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House Republican Whip Comments on Defeat of Sales Tax Proposal

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Press Releases | 0 comments

downloadCONCORD – House Republican Whip Rep. Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack) gave the following statement in reaction to the defeat of HB673, a proposal for a sales and use tax sponsored by House Democrat Rep. Gilman Shattuck (D-Hillsborough). The bill was killed by a vote of 355-13.

House Republican Whip Rep. Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack)

“Good riddance. A large part of the New Hampshire economy depends on our unique tax environment. Removing incentives for consumers to choose to spend their money here would hurt our border communities, our tourism industry and countless other businesses that engage in commerce that would have been taxable under this bill. The New Hampshire Advantage, our lack of a sales or income tax, is something House Republicans cherish and will fight to preserve. This bill would have only grown government on the backs of consumers.”

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Republican Review – Volume 2 Issue 8

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015 in Republican Review Newsletter | 0 comments

Republican Review Volume 2 Issue 8

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