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The New Hampshire General Court website has a complete listing of House members and their preferred contact information.

Please visit http://gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/memberlookup.aspx

Choose the name of the Representative you are trying to reach, and you will be directed to their dedicated web page.

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Op-Ed: House GOP moving forward, despite Democratic opposition

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The following op-ed by Majority Leader Dick Hinch was published Tuesday, April 25th in the Union Leader.

Constituents of New Hampshire, the reports of the demise of the Republican Caucus in the New Hampshire House of Representatives are greatly exaggerated.

If you were to believe the political gossip as of late, you might think that the failure of House of Representatives to pass a budget lies solely on the shoulders of House Republicans. But let’s be clear — a strong majority of Republicans supported both budget bills.

Why wouldn’t the majority of Republicans support a budget proposal that met a number of goals set forth in the Republican Party platform, and the House Republican agenda? These items included no new or increased taxes or fees, limiting total fund spending to no more than the rate of inflation, reform and reorganization of government agencies to be more efficient and responsive, and eliminated downshifting by proposing to send $50 million in additional aid to cities and towns and an additional $45 million in local infrastructure aid.

There is no budget that will be 100 percent favorable to any individual legislator. It isn’t easy finding the perfect balance with legislation as complex as the state budget. In the end, we are confident that with a Republican Legislature and a Republican governor, the final product will achieve many of the points the House budget sought to achieve. (more…)

House Passes Legislation to Explore Solutions to Lower Energy Costs

CONCORD- Today, the House passed SB 125, establishing a committee to study transmission, distribution, generation, and other costs in the state’s electricity system.

House Majority Leader Rep. Richard “Dick” Hinch (R-Merrimack) and Member of House Science, Technology, and Energy Committee Rep. Herbert Vadney (R-Meredith) issued the following statements following today’s vote:

“New Hampshire’s electricity rates are among the highest in the nation with many factors contributing to those prices. This study will identify and evaluate ways to lower our rates and will consider grid modernization. Making our electricity cheaper will lower manufacturing costs and spur our economy.” said Rep. Vadney

“Part of the Republican legislative agenda is to find ways to lower energy costs here in New Hampshire. The committee established in the bill will look at ways to make our state more attractive to new businesses and cut costs to everyday consumers.” said House Majority Leader Richard “Dick” Hinch. “The passing of Senate Bill 125 today is just one piece of the puzzle in our legislative approach to solving this problem.”