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NHHFC on the defeat of HB628 Paid Family Leave in the House Commerce an Consumer Affairs Committee

New Hampshire House Freedom Caucus Comments on House Commerce Committee Recommending Defeat of Paid Medical Leave Bill HB 628 Concord – The New Hampshire House Freedom Caucus (NHHFC) today commended the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee for recommending HB 628 as Inexpedient to Legislate. The bill would have created a 0.5% tax on income, …

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Windham School Board Approves Unconstitutional “BATHROOM BILL” Policy

By Tom Murray – Windham School Board Member On Tuesday, January 30th the Windham School Members (WSB) Rob Breton, Keleigh McAllister, Dennis Senibaldi, and Daniel Popovici-Muller all voted to impose Obama’s radical Transgender “Bathroom and Locker Room” policies on our students and district employees in Windham. Now mandated by Policy JBAB, boys who “identify as girls” …

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Is New Hampshire Ready For Another Unsustainable Social Experiment?

By Len Turcotte There is a bill currently making its way through the legislative process in our state that should be of great concern to NH’s fiscally responsible and liberty-minded citizens. HB628 (Family Medical Leave Insurance) would implement a bureaucratic social scheme above and beyond the federal program that already exists. There are four main points …

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Michelle Levell: Ask Your Legislators to Support School Choice

By Michelle Levell The House Finance Committee is considering SB 193, the Education Savings Account bill, and we expect them to schedule a session soon to vote on it. We need people to write to the committee urging them to support this critical bill that empowers our most vulnerable children with educational opportunities. We’ve developed …

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HB 628: You Can Opt-In (to Pay the Tax) Any Time You Like (But if You Didn’t Opt-Out) You Can Never Leave

By Chip Spangler Currently, HB 628 sits in the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs committee. This bill claims to be a government-run Family and Medical Leave insurance bill, but it is actually an income tax bill. The bill places a 0.5% tax on income for those who do not opt-out. The opt-out provision is deceptive at best, …

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NFL Ratings Crash Carries Into Post-Season

By Jim Johnson From the Associated Press: “Ratings Crash for Vikings-Eagles NFC Championship Game, Jags-Pats Earn Lowest Early Game Rating Since 2013” Television ratings for the National Football League continue to plummet, stadium attendance diminishes week after week, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seems oblivious to the leagues deteriorating appeal among football enthusiasts.

End Female Genital Mutilation

By Rep. Dave Testerman In my opinion, one of the more important hearings last week was for HB 1739, addressing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The mountain of testimony was not pleasant, but it was necessary for the committee to hear about this barbarous practice. Some cultures moving into New Hampshire want to continue practices from their …

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Statement on NH Senate Passage of HB 372 – Statutory definitions of “resident or inhabitant” and “residence or residency.”

News Release For Immediate Release: Birdsell pleased by Senate support of common sense voting laws Concord, NH – Today, the Senate passed HB 372, a bill which would clarify the definitions of residency and domicile as it pertains to voting. Senator Regina Birdsell (R-Hampstead) issued the following statement: “I am pleased to see HB 372 …

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The Skilled Labor Shortage: Cause and Solutions

By Sam Costanzo The labor shortage in general construction and such skilled trades as plumbing, HVAC, and electrical work has been well-documented throughout the country, with older generations of skilled tradesmen entering retirement much faster than they can be replaced. According to a survey by the Associated General Contractors of America, some 70 percent of …

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