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So, what did we learn in Thursday’s New Hampshire House Session?

by Representative Judy Aron So, what did we learn in Thursday’s House Session? We learned that the majority party, while supporting interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing at the State House (HB488), are totally tone deaf to the successes and economic principles that made New Hampshire a great place to live. The Majority …

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Dear Annie: A Retired Air Force Officer Writes to Kuster

[From a retired Air Force Officer living in Nashua] Subject: Dismal Congressional Actions Dear Congresswoman Kuster, I hesitated to write a note because our political philosophies are 180 degrees out of phase, and I realize anything I say will be of little value. I really don’t fault you for those differences, because you espouse all …

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Study: Only 25 Percent Of NH School Funding Follows The Child

NH Department of Education –  Officials: Foundation for Excellence in Education student-centered study shows need to focus on learners, promote innovation CONCORD, NH – A recent report released by a national education foundation focused on the hallmarks of student-centered funding reveal the importance of transitioning New Hampshire to a model that accounts for the characteristics …

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Five facts about the minimum wage

By the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy The odds that legislators will vote to raise New Hampshire’s minimum wage this year are significantly better than the odds that sitting through next year’s Super Bowl halftime show will be more entertaining than going to the kitchen for more nachos. Why? Ideas like this, as expressed …

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Opposition to NH SB161 – Redefining (badly) what a Commercial Kennel/Breeder is.

by Diane Richardson:  My name is Diane Richardson and I am a lifetime NH resident. I was involved in dog rescue for 10+years, I have managed large boarding kennels, groomed dogs was a professional dog trainer for more than 15 years andowned/raisedd/ competed with purebred dogs for over 30 years. During this time I have also have provided …

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SDGANH: Find What You Need: Consumer’s Guide to the New NH Department of Education Data Portal

Join the School District Governance Association for our first free Webinar: Find What You Need: Consumer’s Guide to the New NH Department of Education Data Portal   New Hampshire’s Department of Education has launched an entirely new data portal, replacing the familiar school and district profiles. Much of the new look and content is designed …

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Enemy of the People? Perhaps.

by Tony Zore Waking up early on a vacation day, I shoveled out my car from the newly fallen snow and drove to the Statehouse Office building in Concord this past Feb. 13th to stand up for our 2nd Amendment Rights. On a day where Maine had cancelled all of its public testimonies and New …

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S.A.F.E. Alert System Is Free For NH Parents And Educators

NH Dept of Education Commissioner of Education encourages every school district to implement alert system called for in 2018 school safety preparedness report CONCORD, NH – Schools and parents around New Hampshire now have a free app they can download to improve communication between educators and families in case of emergencies. Ping4, a New Hampshire-based …

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Sen. Morse, French Oppose Anti-Worker Legislation Passed in Senate

The New Hampshire Senate REPUBLICAN OFFICE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 14, 2019 Morse, French oppose anti-worker legislation passed in Senate Concord, NH – Today, the New Hampshire Senate voted ought to pass on SB 19 and SB 249. These two pieces of legislation violate the privacy of public employees across the state and unionize legislative …

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New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu’s Budget Address

Thank you — Good morning. Happy Valentines day. Mr. Speaker, Madame President, honorable members of the house, senate, and Executive Council and commissioners and department heads who have joined us today. My fellow citizens — Welcome. I would like to start by thanking the many Commissioners and state agencies we worked with throughout the past …

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