Newmarket Democrats (3rd Monday) Monthly Meeting
Time: May 15, 2023 06:30 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
Education Will Be Front and Center with Lawmakers this Week
Governor Sununu speaking at the NRA Convention
Don’t Bite the Hand that Feeds You, Governor
As Senate defeats abortion bills, provider says federal rulings won’t stop its medication abortions
Republicans in NH Senate reject plan to remove penalties from abortion ban
Senate Kills Landfill Siting Bill
Warmington Presses Sununu, AG on Abortion Rights; Edwards Nominated for Judgeship
Budget May Give House Upper Hand in Negotiations with the Senate
House passes a state budget, to the surprise of many
Some Good, a Couple of Fatal Flaws in NH House Budget
NH House Budget Writers Approve $15.7 Billion Biennium Budget
Citing a surplus, House Republicans propose dramatically reducing Education Trust Fund revenues
House budget writers stake out key differences with Sununu on state spending plan
Op-Ed: Rep. Marjorie Smith: Change Needed in Juvenile Justice
House Budget Writers Propose Reducing Education Trust Fund
House budget writers seek to cut Sununu’s housing fund, delay new prison, boost Medicaid rates
Distant Dome: Budgets Hold Secrets to Discover
Reproductive Rights Protected by House Members
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:
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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
Dear Rockingham County Democrats,
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Thank you very much.
Larry Drake, Chair, Rockingham County Democratic Committee