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NH State House Watch

NH State House Watch

 AFSC’s New Hampshire State House Watch newsletter is published weekly during legislative sessions to bring you information about matters being discussed in Concord including housing, the death penalty, immigration, and labor rights.  We also follow the state budget and tax system, voting rights, corrections policy, and more. For an email subscription, visit our main page and click on <SUBSCRIBE>. 

We also have a weekly radio show on Mondays from 5 to 6 pm, re-broadcast Tuesdays from 8 to 9 am.  You can listen live on WNHN, 94.7 FM in Concord, or over the internet. You can download a podcast of any of our earlier shows.

  STATE HOUSE WATCH

 

June 21, 2018

Dear State House Watchers,

The time has come to bid adieu to the 2018 legislative session.  While we still have an eye on the governor’s pen and veto stamp, we are pleased to present our “Year in Review” report.

Weighing in at 16 pages and broken down into categories (e.g. civil rights, workers, and bills we watched to amuse ourselves), the report indicates the fate of bills we tracked over the course of the session.  From the links you can find the fate of each bill, final wording of bills that passed, links to any roll call votes, and sometimes even audio recordings of public hearings.  Bills to which we paid particular attention are highlighted.

We want to give a big shout of thanks to Susan Bruce, our researcher, who unearthed details of bills we would have missed and whose puns kept us on our toes. We would not be able to produce this newsletter without her.

We also send big thanks to the 55 people who completed our survey. If you are not among them, please use this link and take a few minutes to give us your opinions about State House Watch.  Your responses will help us with plans and designs for 2019.

While State House Watch will be in hibernation for a few months, the American Friends Service Committee’s NH Program will be awake and alert, continuing to support efforts aimed at more justice and more peace.  Please keep an eye on our web page and our Facebook page for updates.  And please consider trying out the DONATE NOW button on our web page; we need your financial as well as moral support to keep going.   

Happy Solstice,

 

Arnie Alpert and Maggie Fogarty.

Events Coming Up…

Saturday, October 20

Rise as One, the 2018 AFSC-NH Annual Dinner, with Annelise Orleck, author of We Are All Fast Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages.  Mark your calendars and watch for details.

OneActionNH.org is a great way to keep up with lots of other events going on in NH and Maine.  Post your events there!

PS - Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook. Search for “American Friends Service Committee-NH” to “like” us. After all, we are your Friends.

AFSC’s New Hampshire "State House Watch" newsletter is published to bring you information about matters being discussed in Concord including housing, the death penalty, immigration, and labor rights. We also follow the state budget and tax system, voting rights, corrections policy, and more.

The AFSC is a Quaker organization supported by people of many faiths who care about peace, social justice, humanitarian service, and nonviolent change. Arnie Alpert and Maggie Fogarty direct the New Hampshire Program, publish the newsletter, and co-host the “State House Watch” radio show on WNHN-FM every week while the legislature is in session.  Susan Bruce is State House Watch researcher and writer. Fred Portnoy produces the radio show. 

"State House Watch" is made possible in part by a grant from the Anne Slade Frey Charitable Trust. 

Your donations make our work possible. Click the “DONATE NOW” button on our web page to send a secure donation to support the work of the AFSC’s New Hampshire Program. Thanks!