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ICYMI: NHPR reports even Sununu’s allies say he ‘can be lazy’

 Concord, N.H. – In the aftermath of an unprecedented budget failure in the New Hampshire House, questions are swirling about why Republicans, who control every state governing body and hold a 53 seat majority in the House couldn’t come together to pass a budget. Governor Sununu’s lack of leadership has led to the first known instance of the House failing […]

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NHDP Statement: NH House GOP’s inability to pass a budget spotlights Sununu’s failure to govern

 Concord, N.H. – Today, New Hampshire House Republicans voted down their version of the biennial budget proposal and adjourned their session early, effectively refusing to send a budget to the state Senate. In doing so, House Republicans turned down the opportunity to have a seat at the negotiating table during final budget talks, leaving the largest […]

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ICYMI: Sununu, Jasper air dirty laundry in public, fail to agree on budget despite full control

Concord, N.H. – Reports characterized yesterday’s New Hampshire House budget session as “chaotic” and lawmakers as “go[ing] rogue” and “scrambling” for a deal. Republicans hold every state governing body and still couldn’t come together on a budget. “This is Governor Sununu’s lack of leadership on full display,” said NHDP Chair Ray Buckley. “Rather than negotiating before the […]

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NHDP Statement: Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut would cash in on exclusionary school voucher bill

 Concord, N.H. – Today, the House Education Committee held a public hearing on SB 193, a bill which would create taxpayer-funded vouchers for religious schools, private schools, and home school parents. Private schools receiving public money would not be subject to state or national laws mandating education standards, equal opportunity, or guarantees for students with disabilities. NHDP […]

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