Republicans Set to Vote on Worst Budget in NH History

When the NH House and Senate meet tomorrow (June 24, 2021), both chambers will be taking up Committee of Conference reports on HB 1, the State Budget, and HB 2, the “trailer” bill which implements the dollars-and-cents contained in the State Budget and incorporates a number of policies that are totally unrelated to the budget […]

On the Passing of the Honorable Representative Douglas Ley

On June 11th, New Hampshire learned of the passing of the Honorable, Rep. Douglas Ley (D-Jaffrey), former House Majority Leader and five-term Representative. House Democratic Leader Renny Cushing (D-Hampton) released the following statement:  “I am deeply saddened to hear of Representative Ley’s passing. Doug valiantly led our Democratic Caucus for 2 years with humility and […]

House Democratic Leader Reacts to Bullying by the Republican Majority During Session

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, at the end of a contentious two days of session, House Democratic Leader Renny Cushing (D-Hampton) released the following statement:  “What we expect when we go to session is for spirited, sometimes heated debate on policies that we all care deeply about. What we do not expect, and will not tolerate, […]

House Speaker Appoints Redistricting Committee

House Speaker Sherman Packard (R – Londonderry) has made the following appointments to the House Redistricting Committee: Barbara Griffin, Chair (R – Goffstown), Steve Smith, Vice-Chair (R- Charlestown), Paul R. Bergeron (D – Nashua), Ross Berry (R – Manchester), David Cote (D – Nashua), Connie Lane (D – Concord), Bob Lynn (R – Windham), Wayne […]

Lawsuit Requests Accommodation for Disabled House Members

House Democratic Leader Renny Cushing (D-Hampton) and seven other House members have filed suit in U.S. District Court seeking declaratory and injunctive relief. The suit requests that House Speaker Sherman Packard provide remote access to House sessions to legislators with medical conditions that make them especially vulnerable to Covid-19.  Since the onset of the pandemic last […]

Winter Weather Warning

The National Weather Service is predicting hazardous winter weather conditions for our region beginning later this afternoon and continuing into Tuesday.  Predictions are for 2” – 4” of snow today beginning after noon, 5” – 9” tonight, and another 1” of snow and sleet on Tuesday. This morning, Eversource released the following public information notice, relative […]