MANCHESTER - Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern (D, NH) hopes to climb the political ladder. However, as seen in a new video released by Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, every Granite Stater should be concerned about his admittedly weak understanding one of the most important issues impacting the lives of every citizen in our state.
Hundreds of thousands of New Hampshire drivers hit the roads and highways every day. Regardless of their destination, a vast majority of residents, who are of driving age, are commuters. In 2013, the US Census Bureau estimated that over 674,000 Granite Staters used a car, truck, or van to drive to work. Countless retired and younger New Hampshire residents also use cars and trucks daily to get to school, run errands, or visit friends and family. All of the data clearly shows that Granite State families rely heavily on their vehicles.
MANCHESTER - In a 24-0 vote in the State Senate and a 291-63 vote in the State House, the legislature passed SB 9 this afternoon to move a budget compromise bill forward. After signing SB 9 into law, in a historic move, the governor called on Democrats to join Republicans and override her own veto, which they did in the State Senate (Vote total: HB 1: 22-0 and HB 2: 22-0) and in the State House (Vote total: HB 1: 321-25 and HB 2: 326-21).