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Op-Ed: Abrami: Medicaid Expansion not worth the risk

The N.H. Legislature has an important vote on Medicaid expansion coming up soon. As a state representative, I have one of those votes, which I take very seriously. I have been monitoring the progress of the Medicaid Expansion Commission and presented testimony concerning issues I need addressed. As a thoughtful legislator, I am searching for …

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How to reach your State Representative

  Contact information for each State Representative in New Hampshire is available via the General Court website: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/memberlookup.aspx If you don’t know who your Representative is, you can search for them using this map feature and clicking on your county/town: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/wml.aspx    

February 27th House Session Cancelled

Due to the expected snow storm, the House session scheduled for tomorrow (February 27) has been cancelled. On Thursday, committees will meet as scheduled.  The next House session will be Wednesday, March 6th, at 10:00 a.m.

Video: Press Conference Opposing HB370

Legislative and public policy leaders as well as families and supporters turned out today in Concord to voice their opposition to a bill that would repeal a brand new program in New Hampshire that creates scholarships for low and moderate income families.

New Hampshire Voter ID Law Approved by USDOJ

CONCORD – House Speaker William O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) and House Majority Leader Pete Silva (R-Nashua) today offered the following comments on the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) today approving New Hampshire’s photo identification law passed this year. House Speaker William O’Brien “When I came to New Hampshire almost 30 years ago I was surprised, as …

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Welfare Fraud Report Shows Cause for Concern, Need for Reform

On March 2, 2012, Lexis Nexis gave a presentation to officials at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services reviewing results of a recent test sample they ran through their data system to identify potential instances of fraud among food stamp recipients and medicaid beneficiaries. The report can be viewed here (PDF of a scanned …

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Speaker Continues Meetings to Discuss Problems with EBT Program

CONCORD – House Speaker William O’Brien today continued his meetings with those who work daily with the state’s electronic benefits transfer (EBT) program for delivering welfare services.  Late this morning, he met with Mark Hopkins, owner of Hoppy’s Country Store in New Ipswich, and Janet Kalar, of Middleton, who worked as a cashier at Market …

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House Leaders Congratulate Salem Rep. Named to Young Americans for Romney Leadership Team

CONCORD – House Speaker William O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon) and House Majority Leader Pete Silva (R-Nashua) released the following statement on Rep. Marilinda Garcia (R-Salem) who today was announced as a member of Mitt Romney’s Young Americans for Romney Leadership Team. Garcia is a co-chair of the House Republican Alliance, serves on the House Finance and …

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House and Senate Leaders agree on tax cap, ban on income tax

CONCORD– House and Senate Leaders issued the following statements regarding the passage of CACR 6 and CACR 13 today:  House Speaker William O’Brien: “These two constitutional amendments, if passed by the voters, will help guaranteeNew Hampshire’s low-tax, limited-government strategy for economic growth will endure for generations to come.  By making it significantly harder to raise …

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