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Republican Review – Volume 2 Issue 14

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in Republican Review Newsletter | 0 comments

Republican Review Vol 2 Issue 14

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Final House Budget Talking Points

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Featured, News & Updates | 0 comments

We’ve put together the attached document to help better explain the detail of the House budget, as passed last week. It contains a thorough run down of changes and/or modifications in the budget, by division and by agency. It was generated with the help and input of members of the House Finance Committee, and uses data from the document distributed at the budget briefing on March 30th. It contains the final House positions, including changes that came as a result of floor amendments approved last week.

FinalBudgetTalkingPoints

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ICYMI: NHPR Panel on State Budget

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in News & Updates | 0 comments

In case you missed it, we wanted to pass along the link to the re-broadcast of NHPR’s Exchange program from Monday, which featured House Finance Committee Chairman Neal Kurk (R-Weare), Rep. Mary Jane Wallner (D-Concord) and Steve Norton, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies.

You can access the audio here:
http://nhpr.org/post/spotlight-2016-nh-house-budget

 

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Republican Review – Volume 2 Issue 13

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in Featured, News & Updates, Republican Review Newsletter | 0 comments

RR Vol 2 Issue 13

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Budget Process and Session Procedure

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in News & Updates | 0 comments

During calls and emails regarding the proposed House budget, many members had questions about the budget process, including whether or not what we vote on tomorrow will be in the final budget. We designed the attached flow chart to illustrate the budget process as it usually plays out from October through June. We hope you find this information helpful. There are several more steps in the process before we vote on the budget that will become law.

The budget is an evolving document over the 8 month process, including during the process in the House.

Budget Flow Chart

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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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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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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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Republican Review – Volume 2 Issue 7

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Featured, Republican Review Newsletter | 0 comments

RR Vol 2 Issue 7

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Republican Review Volume 2 Issue 6

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Republican Review Newsletter | 0 comments

Republican Review Volume 2 Issue 6

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Republican Review Volume 2 Issue 5

Posted by on Feb 7, 2015 in Republican Review Newsletter | 0 comments

Republican Review  Volume 2 Issue 5 (PDF Download)

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Republican Review Volume 2 Issue 4

Posted by on Jan 31, 2015 in Republican Review Newsletter | 0 comments

Republican Review Volume 2 Issue 4

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Republican Review Volume 2 Issue 3

Posted by on Jan 24, 2015 in Republican Review Newsletter | 0 comments

Republican Review Volume 2 Issue 3

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House Continuing Education (Rescheduled)

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in News & Updates | 0 comments

DATE: Monday February 9, 2015

TOPIC: Tools Every Legislator Needs – Open to all Legislators

Parliamentary Procedure; Parliamentary Inquiries; Decorum and Debate; Constituent Services; Working with the Media; Getting Bills Passed

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

PLACE: Representatives Hall

COORDINATORS: Representatives Dick Hinch & Steve Shurtleff

*Lunch will be provided.

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Republican Review Volume 2 Issue 2

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Republican Review Newsletter | 0 comments

Republican Review Volume 2 Issue 2

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Republican Review Vol 2 Issue 1

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Republican Review Newsletter | 0 comments

Republican Review Volume 2 – Issue 1
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Flanagan: A Legislative Agenda Republicans Can Be Proud Of

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Featured, House Editorials | 0 comments

Every two years,  the people of New Hampshire turns their attention to the new legislature and its majority party.  What policy initiatives and campaign promises will likely  be carried forward as part of the legislative agenda of that majority party?

Many of us campaigned on the simple, overarching goal of making New Hampshire an even better place to live, work, raise a family, and do business. But achieving  this goal requires careful work in a multitude of complex policy areas.

In December, the House Republican Caucus gathered for the purpose of discussing problems facing NH and to set goals on how to best address these problems through good legislation.. This collaborative discussion allowed the caucus members to voice their thoughts, suggestions, and proposals based on the concerns they’ve heard from their constituents.

Through this discussion, the Republican Caucus developed an agenda  that covers several distinct policy areas, carefully prioritized in order to develop common sense  legislation that will address each of these areas.

The Republican Majority intends to produce and support a fiscally responsible, balanced state budget without new taxes or fees. It will be a budget  based on realistic revenue estimates, without any bonding or accounting gimmicks, and will not downshift costs to property taxpayers or raid dedicated funds.

We are committed to improving our state’s business climate by reducing and reforming our business taxes, which remain among the highest in the nation, and reducing burdensome regulations. We will promote policies to retain existing businesses and help them grow, as well as attract new businesses, thus helping our private sector create new and better paying jobs.

We will work to find efficiencies throughout state government that will save taxpayer dollars, while working to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse. We will fight to increase accountability and transparency of all state agencies, programs, and departments to ensure they are good stewards of taxpayer dollars.

We are committed to reducing our public employee pension system’s $4.6 billion unfunded liability and reform the system in a way that protects current retirees, taxpayers, and ensures we have  a solvent retirement system for future generations.

New Hampshire’s Rainy Day fund has a balance of just $9.3 million, which is not enough to run our state government for more than 2 days. House Republicans will continue to identify ways to increase the fund balance, which, in turn,  will bolster our State’s financial security and credit rating.

We will work to increase local control of education curriculum and testing, and promote policies that increase parental involvement in their children’s education. We will also continue to support policies that promote school choice and maintain funding for charter schools.

We are committed to controlling the cost of higher education by working with our university and community college system to ensure that  taxpayer dollars are applied in a manner that directly affects the quality and affordability of education for in-state students. A well educated workforce will help attract new industry and help New Hampshire retain its college graduates and young professionals.

New Hampshire’s high energy costs hurt family budgets, increase the costs of goods and services, and impede economic growth.  We intend to support legislation that eliminates unnecessary mandates that increase the cost of energy production, and work with local communities and utilities to find the best way to increase the supply and delivery of low cost energy options.

House Republicans are also proud to fight for preserving and increasing personal rights and liberties, and reducing government overreach. We will ensure that the 2nd amendment rights of our citizens are not infringed upon, we  will strive to preserve and protect the integrity of our elections and increase privacy protections for all citizens.

We are committed to supporting health care policies rooted in free market principles that will increase freedom in health care decisions and lower insurance premiums for individuals and businesses.  We will take steps to end our involvement in Obamacare Medicaid Expansion and continue to find ways to enable the best health care access possible without unnecessary or unfunded state and federal mandates.

We believe this agenda accurately reflects many of the positions that Republicans campaigned on throughout 2014.   We have listened to our constituents and they have expressed what they believe should be our priorities over the next two years.   We look forward continued input from the people who sent us to the State House  as we work to apply common sense, fiscally responsible solutions to our State’s evolving needs.

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Republican Review Issue #46

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Republican Review Newsletter | 0 comments

Republican Review 46

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Republican Review Issue #45

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Republican Review Newsletter | 0 comments

Republican Review 45

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