GOP “Jobs” Focus is Simply Lip Service

GOP “Jobs” Focus is Simply Lip Service

For the third time in the last month, House Republicans called a press conference to announce “jobs” as their top priority for the upcoming legislative session.  If this prioritization sounds like news to you, it’s…

House Democratic Leader Terie Norelli Mourns Loss of Representative James Powers of Portsmouth

CONCORD, NH – House Democratic Leader Terie Norelli today mourned the passing of Representative James Powers, (D – Portsmouth), who died this morning. “Jim was the kind of person for whom the word citizen meant…

Contraception attacks must be rejected

Contraception attacks must be rejected

Monitor editorial Contraception attacks must be rejected February 21, 2012 Can the culture wars in Washington and at the State House get any more bizarre? It is, of course, 2012, but you’d never know it…

Anti-evolution bills should be defeated

Anti-evolution bills should be defeated February 20, 2012 It’s been a century and a half since the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species and 87 years since the Scopes trial produced a…

House Democrats Condemn Passage of Bill that Would Allow NH To Ignore Federal Medicare & Medicaid Laws

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Representatives Terie Norelli, House Democratic Leader and Gary Richardson, House Democratic Floor Leader, issued the following statements regarding the passage of HB 1560, legislation regarding an interstate Health Care Compact. “This…

House Democrats Criticize Republican Majority for Anti- Labor Bill Passed in the Dark

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Representatives Terie Norelli, House Democratic Leader and Representative Ben Baroody, who serves on the House Finance Committee, issued the following statements regarding the passage of HB 1666, an anti-labor bill that…

House Democrats Object to Redistricting of Executive Council Districts Plans Ignore Communities of Interest

CONCORD – Representative Lucy M. Weber issued the following statement regarding the passage of HB 1670, legislation regarding redistricting of Executive Council districts. “The Republican redistricting plan does nothing to group communities with common interests…

Democrats Condemn Republican Vote to Suppress Voter’s Rights

Concord, NH – Representative David Cote, Democratic Policy Leader on the House Election Law Committee, issued the following statement after the Republican majority voted to pass HB 1354, legislation relative to a person’s residence for…

House GOP Responds to Public Pressure, Postpones Reckless Bills

Concord, NH – New Hampshire House Republicans vainly tried not to take a position on a pair of anti-education bills in the State House today after legislators received a flood of phone calls and emails from concerned…

Slew of Bad Legislation

Slew of Bad Legislation January 08, 2012 While the public’s attention has been distracted by the upcoming primary election, the N.H. Legislature has pursued a dangerous agenda that is the epitome of political overreaching. We’re…