Representative Jan Smith and I will be sworn in by phone keeping us safe and not possible bringing any Covid back to Nashua.
This is a day to make sure we formally honor all those who serve or served. We should remember every day that they are the ones that sacrifice so we can enjoy our freedom.
It is disappointing that our opponents have decided to spread misinformation concerning bills that came before the Legislature last session. You deserve the truth.
No, Democrats didn’t vote for an Income Tax
SB1 and HB712: Our opponents claim these bills establish a state income tax. False. These bills sought to establish a system of paid family and medical leave insurance. It is not a tax of any kind but an insurance policy. The program would have allowed up to 12 weeks off to care for a sick family member or themselves following the birth or adoption of a child. According to a UNH survey, 78% of Granite Staters support paid family leave.
No, Democrats did not create a Deficit
HB 1: Our opponents claim this bill created a deficit. False. HB1 is the entire budget which passed the house and the senate and was vetoed first and then signed at the last moment by the governor. A compromise budget – HB3 was passed by both the House & Senate and signed by the governor. As required by statute, it is always a balanced budget. Whatever the deficit may be, which is unknowable at this stage, is due to loss of revenue due to COVID. After the budget is passed, it is the governor’s responsibility to enact the budget and make cuts if necessary due to reduced revenues.
Really! This is not an Income Tax either
HB2: Our opponents claim this bill created an income tax. False. This bill is the narrative that accompanies HB1 and explains all the various programs relative to state fees, funds, revenues, and expenditures. If you search through the 182 pages of this bill, you will not find the words “income tax” or “sales tax.” You will find that the budget provides revenue sharing to communities designed to lower property taxes.
No, this is false too
HB623: Our opponents claim this bill raised the business tax rates. False. This bill defined the rates of the business profits tax and business enterprise tax. This bill was incorporated into the full budget, which the governor approved and signed. The rates have remained the same.
Returning local control
HB641: This bill, from 2019 (pre-COVID) was enabling legislation which would have allowed municipalities, if they chose, to add $1.00 to the rooms and meals tax. That money would stay in that community to offset the increased costs of law enforcement, emergency medical aid, and other services incurred due to heavy tourism. The bill died in the senate.
And if you really want to find ways to lower taxes
HB186: Our opponents are correct that this is a bill to raise the minimum wage, which would happen over 3 years and is in interim study. The current minimum wage is the federal wage of $7.25. Raising the minimum wage puts more money back into the economy and leads to greater retention of employees and less absenteeism. The claim that raising the minimum wage would result in job loss is unfounded according to numerous research studies. According to a WMUR/UNH Granite State poll, 76% of NH residents support raising the minimum wage. The same poll shows that 91% of Democrats, 70% of Independents, and 64% of Republicans also support raising the minimum wage.
Please feel free to ask me about any other bill that you don’t understand, and please, when someone defines their opponent to be such awful Legislators, trying to hurt the state – you have to know there is someting wrong in their their depiction.
Dan Feltes is not for broad-based taxes. Republicans are distorting this in campaign activity far all state level contests. End of discussion. Please go vote.
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form National Law review July 24
New Hampshire Adopts Aggressive PFAS Drinking Water Bill
Friday, July 24, 2020
On July 23, 2020, Governor Sununu of New Hampshire signed into law a bill that sets maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for four types of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water. The bill also sets aside $50 million in state funds for cleanup of sites contaminated by PFAS. The New Hampshire law is a significant development, as it sets MCLs that are stricter than both the EPA’s health advisory levels and also many other state regulations for the same chemicals. Many states, like New Hampshire, have begun regulating PFAS on their own under pressure to do so from both its citizens and media, as the EPA continues its lengthy review process before setting MCLs of its own.
Addedn Comments State Representative Bruce Cohen
We have found some PFAS contaminants in our Nashua drinking water. This bill HB1264 assures that any levels will be contained.
All 4 bills included within HB1264 were sponsored and cosponsored entirely by Democrats who then advocated for, and did the work to move them forward. Ultimately, when it came to a VOTE, HB1264 was not supported by the Republican caucus in the House, but did receive the support of all but one Republican Senator prior to reaching the Governor’s desk for signature.
The following is the roll call data that makes it clear, who voted to “make sure drinking water is safe.”Breakdown of “YES”Votes to PASS/support HB 1264:
HB1264/ 326 total members voted/ passed (210 yea) to (116 nay) in the House.
HOUSE “YES” Breakdown by Caucus/ of the (210) total: YES (192 Democrats) only (18 Republicans)
The Governor offers guidance in the time of Novel Coronavirus.
- Universal Guidance
- Private and Public Campground Guidance
- New Hampshire State Park Guidance
- Manufacturing Guidance
- Certain Health Care Services Guidance
- Retail Store Guidance
- Drive-in Movie Theater Guidance
- Public and Private Golf Course Guidance (updated 5.19.2020)
- Barbers and Hair Salon Guidance
- Dental Guidance
- Restaurant Guidance
- Equestrian Facility Guidance
- Child Care Guidance
- Attractions Guidance