Newmarket Democrats Next Meeting
January 8th, 2024 6:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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State Legislatures and ALEC: This video is from 2014, but little has changed. A great many things are happening in state legislatures and they're not all good.
NH State House Happenings
A preview of bills filed for 2024
With rural districts struggling, NH lawmakers contemplate student loan forgiveness for teachers
NH Teacher Shortage Committee Releases Split Decision Report
Sununu Says All He Knows About Ex-Rep. Merner’s Arrest is What the Public Knows
Republican Controlled Council Rejects Reproductive Health Contracts for Fifth Time
Ex-Rep. Merner Arrested, House COO Knew He Was Serving Illegally Before Session Began
Countway, nominee for NH Supreme Court, says she will bring open mind and impartiality to decisions
Segway inventor's private companies reap millions from the federally funded nonprofit he runs
New Study Highlights Lack of State Aid to Higher Education
New Hampshire sets Jan. 23 presidential primary date, the first in the nation
NH Democracy Toolkit: How to stay informed and make your voice heard about what's happening at the State House
House & Senate calendars:
House Remote Testimony Sign In page
Indicate you oppose/support a bill. There's an option to submit a letter to the committee.
Watch committee hearings:
New Hampshire Senate Livestream
NH House of Representatives Committee Streaming
Register Your Position Remotely or Send a Letter
Currently, both the House and the Senate are planning to conduct all committee hearings in person, without the option to testify remotely that was available last year, and this seems unlikely to change. Thus, if you want to testify on a bill, you will need to come to Concord and attend the hearing in person. (You can watch
the hearings on YouTube. See page 2 of the current House Calendar and page 1 of the current Senate Calendar for the links.)
However, you still can register your position on a bill remotely. To do so, go to the General Court home page, and under “Links to Meeting Schedules,” click on either “House Remote Sign In” or “Senate Remote Sign In,” as appropriate, then follow the steps indicated, which are self-explanatory. If you have any questions, see the “Remote Sign In Directions” on the same page, and if you still have questions, call NHMA’s government affairs staff.
Of course, registering as “support” or “oppose” merely makes you part of a number. While that helps a little, it is far better to send a letter or email to the committee that is hearing the bill and explain why the bill is good or bad. You can do this by finding the appropriate House or Senate committee (from the home page, go to “House” or “Senate,” then “Standing Committees”) and use the option to email all committee members. Again, contact us if you have questions.
Civics 101 Podcast
Education in New Hampshire
An introduction to education funding in NH (video)
Rundlett building project places fourth on priority list for state Building Aid
Rochester may combine two elementary schools
23 schools in NH flagged ‘in need’ of extra support
School Funding Update: February 2022
A discussion of how the current budget and pending legislation impact education and property taxes.
NH School Funding Fairness Project
It's not unusual to meet NH residents who were born elsewhere. They relocated for employment, due to marriage, some were stationed at the former Pease Air Force Base and decided to stay. For others it's the outdoor recreation and scenery, proximity to Boston or the perennial favorite, no sales or income tax.
Well, here's one you may not have heard. How about moving to a state to take part in a plan to take over local and state government to create a Libertarian Utopia and secede from the United States? Crazy? You bet but, it's true and we have several of them in leadership positions in the state legislature. You can learn more about the Free State Project in the links below.
This Twilight Episode comes to mind. The Kanamits are not unlike the Free State Project.
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of New Hampshire
Can NH Become a Libertarian Utopia
Libertarians Pursue New Political Goal: State of Their Own - The New York Times (nytimes.com)
Free Staters hold 15th annual 'PorcFest'
Free State Manifesto
When it all began... the Free State Project
The White Mountain Boys
The Free State Project and public education
Freedom Doesn't Come for Free
Radicals in the New Hampshire State House
Sununu-goes-to-washington-to-talk-to-cato-institute-about-n-h with Free State Project founder, Jason Sorens
Hearing of CACR 32 Relative to NH seceding from the United States
Cue to 6:27 in the hearing which lasted 3 hours!
Free Stater’s Motion Cuts Croydon School Budget in Half
NH: Lessons From Croydon's 50% School Budget Cut
Who are the free staters?
In Croydon, school budget cuts prompt a reckoning on the role of local government
A wake up call
House Majority Leader Jason Osborne Free Stater (R) Auburn - awkward interview on WMUR
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Quorum
CloseUp: Fenton says free state project is ‘winning’
As threats of far-right violence rise, New Hampshire Free Staters shared list of 'woke' churches
Free Staters seek to undo New Hampshire government from within
Free State Founder Jason Sorens Loses Amherst Planning Board Race
Free State Project taps Maine state senator as its next leader
Dear Rockingham County Democrats,
We ask all registered Democrats living in Rockingham County to sign up below to contribute at least $1 a month in the form of a “recurring contribution.” Funds raised will support our offices in Rockingham County so that we can have the best possible outcome up and down the ballot.
Thank you very much.
Larry Drake, Chair, Rockingham County Democratic Committee