The Advocate Archives

This electronic publication, known as The Advocate, is brought to you each Friday by the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with our friends at Devine Millimet & Branch. Please use this piece to review what has happened in Concord, read about our Chamber’s lobbying efforts relating to those activities, and preview what we are doing on behalf of our Chamber members.

2017 SESSION

March 10, 2017: An update on ERZ Tax Credits

February 24, 2017: RTA is Stayin’ Alive

February 17, 2017: Right to Work Bill – You’re Fired

February 10, 2017: FMLA Needs More Study

February 3, 2017: We are all Patriots 

January 27, 2017: Return of the…19th Century?

January 20, 2017: Is there anything new under the sun?

January 13, 2017: It’s all about energy costs, folks!

 

 

 

May 27, 2016

View Online. In This Issue And The Number Is Now 8! Thank You to Our Legislators Memorial... READ MORE

May 20, 2016

View Online. In This Issue Senate Puts End to Rail Funding in Ten Year Plan (HB 2016) A Far Different Senate Next Year Committee of Conference... READ MORE

May 6, 2016

View Online. In This Issue Senate Transportation Committee Disappoints On Rail Vote (HB 2016) What To Do With The... READ MORE

April 29, 2016

View Online. In This Issue Senate Transportation Committee Looks At Rail (HB 2016) Intermodal Bill Gets Nod From Public Works Committee (HB 549) Pole Valuation Rears Its Head Once Again (SB 59)... READ MORE

April 22, 2016

View Online. In This Issue Intermodal Project Bill Moves One Step Closer To Completion (SB 549) Next Week:…Rail Again (HB 2016) Highway Sign Bill Ready To Be Signed (SB 519)... READ MORE

April 15, 2016

View Online. In This Issue Governor Signs HB 1696 (Reauthorization of New Hampshire Health Protection Program) Senate Energy Committee Looks at Transmission Corridors Bill (SB 626) Intermodal Projects and Highway Signs (SB 549 and SB... READ MORE

April 8, 2016

View Online. In This Issue House Public Works Committee Continues Work on Intermodal Bill (SB 519) Executive Council Confirms Jerry Little as Banking Commissioner Transmission Corridors Bill Moves Over to Senate (HB 626)... READ MORE

April 1, 2016

View Online. In This Issue Chamber Testifies in Support of Intermodal Transportation Bill (SB 549) Senate Passes HB 1696 (New Hampshire Health Protection Reauthorization) Chamber Holds Annual Legislative Crossover Reception In Other... READ MORE

March 23, 2016

View Online. In This Issue Good News On Electric Transmission Corridors (HB 626) Crossover Week Mark Your Calendars . .... READ MORE

March 11, 2016

View Online. In This Issue House Kills Rail Funding (HB 2016) Chamber Keeps Up Fight Against HB 626 House Votes On Medicaid Reauthorization (HB... READ MORE

March 4, 2016

View Online. In This Issue Chamber Assists In House Finance Committee Review of HB 1696 (New Hampshire Health Protection Program Reauthorization) Commuter Rail Provision Arrives At First Station (HB 2016) Chamber Supports Intermodal Transportation Bill... READ MORE

February 24, 2016

View Online. In This Issue House Finance Committee Looks at Health Protection Program Reauthorization (HB 1696) More Pipeline (HB 1109) Legislative... READ MORE

February 12th, 2016

View Online. In This Issue House Gives Initial Nod To New Hampshire Health Protection Program Reauthorization (HB 1696) House Votes to Kill Pipeline Royalty Bill (HB 1149) Governor Hassan Nominates Senator Jerry Little As New... READ MORE

February 5th, 2016

View Online. In This Issue Chamber Opposes Bill on Energy Infrastructure Corridors (HB 626) House HHS Committee Recommends Passage of New Hampshire Health Protection Program Reauthorization House Public Works Committee Reviews Rail Funding (HB 2016)... READ MORE

January 29th, 2016

View Online. In This Issue Chamber Lends Support to New Hampshire Health Protection Program Reauthorization (HB 1696) Chamber Opposes Pipeline-Related Bills In other news this week…... READ MORE

January 22nd, 2016

View Online. In This Issue Natural Gas Pipeline Legislation Begins To Flow How To Pay For Roads And Bridges (HB 1602)  ... READ MORE

January 15th, 2016

View Online. In This Issue Chamber Holds 2016 Legislative Symposium Data Privacy Bill Heard by Senate Commerce Committee (SB 393) Senate Ways and Means Committee Votes Down Electric Pole Valuation Restrictions (HB 192)… Speaker Issues... READ MORE

June 19th, 2015

View Online. In This Issue Smooth Budget Committee Of Conference Ends Under Veto Cloud (HB 1 and HB 2) So What Happens Next? And To All Fathers…  ... READ MORE

June 11th, 2015

View Online. In This Issue House and Senate Begin Committee of Conference Deliberations Budget Negotiations Begin (HB 1 and HB... READ MORE

June 5th, 2015

View Online. In This Issue House Overwhelmingly Approves Electric Rate Reduction Financing Bill (SB 221) Proposal on Workers Comp Rates Passes House (SB 133) Senate Drains Some Gas from Pipeline Bill (HB... READ MORE

May 29th, 2015

View Online. In This Issue House Science and Tech Committee Overwhelmingly Approves Electric Rate Reduction Financing Bill Senate Energy Committee Passes Gas Pipeline Restrictions (HB 547) Senate Passes Capital Budget Without Rail Provision (HB 25)... READ MORE

May 26th, 2015

View Online. In This Issue Energy Still the Main Issue Commuter Rail Amendment Proposed For Capital Budget Senate Finance Committee Holds Firm on Dedicated Fund Raids A quick personal note Memorial... READ MORE

May 15th, 2015

View Online. In This Issue Energy Still the Main Issue Commuter Rail Amendment Proposed For Capital Budget Senate Finance Committee Holds Firm on Dedicated Fund... READ MORE

May 1st, 2015

View Online. In This Issue Electric Rate Reduction Financing Gets First Legislative Look (SB 221) Chamber Opposes Additional Restrictions on Gas Pipelines (HB 572). House Transportation Committee Recommends Against Change on Rail Authority Board (SB... READ MORE

May 8th, 2015

View Online. In This Issue Electric Rate Reduction Financing Still Under Review Look (SB 221) Big New Redevelopment Initiative Passes House (SB 30) Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing On State Budget (HB 1 and HB... READ MORE

April 24th, 2015

View Online. In This Issue Nashua and Manchester Chambers Join In Capitol Corridor Pitch Big Doings On The Energy... READ MORE

April 17th, 2015

View Online. In This Issue House Votes to Pass $11.2 Billion State Budget. What Is The Definition Of An “Employee”? (HB 450) In Other... READ MORE

April 3rd, 2015

View Online. In This Issue In This Issue House Votes to Pass $11.2 Billion State Budget. What Next? What Do We... READ MORE

March 27th, 2015

View Online. In This Issue House Finance Committee Hits The Road On The Budget In Other News… Chamber’s Legislative Crossover Reception Congratulations To State Advocacy Committee Chair David... READ MORE

March 20th, 2015

View Online. In This Issue The Bumpy Road To A State Budget Senate Commerce Committee Strikes Workers’ Comp Deal (SB 3) Senate Passes Business Tax Cuts (SB 1 and SB 2 Chamber Legislative Crossover Reception... READ MORE

March 13th, 2015

View Online. In This Issue Eversource Energy Announces Historic Agreement On Generation Assets House Kills Employer Burden Bills Telecom Poles Bill Wins Out (HB 547). Senate Kills Attempt To Speed Up CON Repeal (SB 214)... READ MORE

March 6th, 2015

View Online. In This Issue Senate Approves BPT and BET Reduction Bills (SB 1 and SB 2) Tax Credit Bills Also Get Senate Nod (SB 201, SB 215, SB 217) House Labor Nixes Credit Check... READ MORE

February 20th, 2015

View Online. In This Issue Electric Line Burial Bills (HB 431 and HB 626) Senate Approves R&D Tax Credit Increase (SB 6)of Employees (HB 365) In Other... READ MORE

February 13th, 2015

View Online. In This Issue Senate Ways & Means Looks at Increased R&D Tax Credit (SB 6 & SB 215) Governor Hassan Rolls Out Proposed State Budget Worker’s Compensation Debate Continues (SB 3) In Other... READ MORE

February 6th, 2015

View Online. In This Issue Prohibiting Credit Checks of Employees (HB 365) BET Tax for Non-Profits? (HB 569) Public Utilities Commission Briefs Senate Energy on New England Energy Infrastructure Things Settling Down In... READ MORE

January 30th, 2015

View Online. In This Issue One More Time: Certificate of Need (HB 389) Prohibiting Credit Checks of Employees (HB... READ MORE

January 26th, 2015

View Online. Download. In This Issue Offense, Not Defense: Proposals to Reduce Business Taxes (SB 1 and SB 2) Rail Transit Authority (SB... READ MORE

November 5, 2014

View Online. Download. In This Issue Live Free or Die! Welcome to Senator Avard The House Changes, Again… David Wheeler to Replace Deb Pignatelli Coming... READ MORE

June 2, 2014

View Online. Download. In This Issue House and Senate Approve Medicaid Enhancement Tax Deal Four Senators Bid Farewell Coming... READ MORE

May 30, 2014

View Online. Download. In This Issue Deal Reached on Medical Enhancement Tax Energy Efficiency Conference Committee Strikes Agreement (SB 268) Motorist Service Sign Bill Goes Off Road (SB... READ MORE

May 16, 2014

View Online. Download. In This Issue House and Senate Pass Medicaid Enhancement Tax Proposals Senate Buries Transmission Line Bill (HB 569) Energy Efficiency Fund Diversions (SB 268) Senate Sends Municipal Broadband Bill Off To Interim... READ MORE

May 9, 2014

View Online. Download. In This Issue Medicaid Enhancement Tax Showdown House Kills Last Chance For Casino House Public Works Committee Loses Way On Sign Bill (SB 321) In Other News The Retirement Announcements... READ MORE

May 2, 2014

View Online. Download. In This Issue House Rejects Gaming Bill – Barely (SB 366) Senate Passes Chamber-Supported Bill On Economic Development (HB 1416) Next... READ MORE

April 25, 2014

View Online. Download. In This Issue “Pot Holes, Not Pot:” Gas Tax Bill Finally Passes House (SB 367) House Passes Non-Compete Fix (SB 351) Snake Eyes On Casino Vote (SB 366) Big Retirements... READ MORE

April 21, 2014

View Online. Download. In This Issue Joint House Committee Recommends Passage Of Gas Tax Bill (SB 367) No Vote On Casino Gaming (SB 366) Chamber Testifies In Support Of Casino Gaming (SB 366)... READ MORE

April 11, 2014

View Online. Download. In This Issue Chamber Testifies In Support Of Casino Gaming (SB 366) House Gets Its Turn On Gas Tax (SB 367) Motorist Service Sign Legislation (SB 321)  ... READ MORE

April 4, 2014

View Online. Download. In This Issue No Competition For Non-Compete Bill (SB 351) Senate Credit Check Bill Goes To House (SB 295) Put Down Those Cell Phones (HB... READ MORE

March 28, 2014

View Online. Download. In This Issue Crossover! Health Protection Program Legislators Attend Crossover Reception Chamber Unveils Survey... READ MORE

March 21, 2014

View Online. Download. In This Issue Chamber to release results of a State Legislative Survey on Monday Senate Finance Committee Okays Amended Form of Gas Tax Increase (SB 367) Senate Starts Review of Transmission Line... READ MORE

March 14, 2014

View Online. Download. In This Issue Senate Approves Gas Tax Increase (SB 367) Senate Passes Credit Check Bill (SB 295) Chamber Opposes Bill On Businesses And The Unemployed (HB... READ MORE

March 7, 2014

View Online. Download. In This Issue Senate Takes Major Step On Gas Tax (SB 367) Senate Passes New Hampshire Health Protection Act (SB 413) House Votes Down Non-Profit BET Bill (HB... READ MORE

February 21, 2014

View Online. Download. In This Issue Chamber Primes The Pump At Gas Tax Hearing (SB 367) Good News on Damages Apportionment Bill (SB 297) Senate Rolls Out Medicaid Expansion Bill (SB... READ MORE

February 14, 2014

View Online. Download. In This Issue Next Up: The Gas Tax (SB 367) Chamber Urges House and Senate Commerce Committees To Reject Employee Credit History Bills (SB 295 and HB 1405) Senate Passes Chamber-Supported Amendment On... READ MORE

February 7, 2014

View Online. Download. In This Issue Governor Delivers State of the State Address Bi-Partisan Senate Deal Reached On Medicaid Expansion Apportionment of Damages Revisited (SB 297) House Votes Down Change In R&D Tax Credit (HB... READ MORE

January 30, 2014

View Online. Download. In This Issue Gas Tax:The Results Of Our Survey… House Ways & Means Committee Recommends Killing Nonprofit BET Tax Idea (HB 1509) House Kills Wind and Electric Project Moratorium (HB 586)... READ MORE

January 24, 2014

View Online. Download. In This Issue Gas Tax Survey Chamber Testifies in Support of Motorist Service Signs Bill (SB 321) Private Postsecondary Career Schools (SB 221) Chamber Opposes Bill to Immunize Criticism of Employers (SB... READ MORE

January 17, 2014

View Online. Download. In This Issue Gas Tax Survey Chamber Opposes Bill Requiring Nonprofits To Pay Business Enterprise Tax (HB 1509) We Come Not To Bury Caesar (HB 569) Chamber Supports Economic Revitalization Zone Tax... READ MORE

January 13, 2014

View online. Download. In this Issue: Gas Tax Survey Legislative Symposium Medicaid Expansion Gas Tax PSNH... READ MORE

March 22, 2013

In this issue: Governor Signs R & D Tax Credit Increase (SB 1) House Ways & Means Committee Approves Reduced Version of Gas Tax Increase (HB 617) Senate Passes Business Corporations Act Redo (SB 41)... READ MORE

March 15, 2013

In this issue: Research & Development Tax Credit Passes House; On to Governor (SB 1) House Passes State Minimum Wage Law (HB 501) Chris Williams Meets with Governor Hassan House Finance Committee Holds Public Hearing... READ MORE

March 8, 2013

In this issue: Jeff Rose Confirmed as DRED Commissioner House Turns to Gas Tax To Address Transportation Infrastructure Problem (HB 617) House Labor Committee Acts on Employment Bills Certificate of Need Back in Play (HB... READ MORE

March 1, 2013

In this issue: House Ways and Means Committee Approves R&D Credit Expansion (SB 1) DOT Commissioner Clement Meets With Chamber State Advocacy Committee Governor Draws GOP Heat for Delays in Submission of Budget Trailer Bill... READ MORE

February 22, 2013

In this issue: R&D Tax Credit Goes To House Ways & Means Committee (SB 1) Chamber Opposes Bills to Stop Wind and Electric Transmission Projects Casino Bill Has Its First Hearing (SB 152) Electronic Tracking... READ MORE

February 15, 2013

In this issue: Governor Submits Proposed State Budget to Joint Session of the Legislature Chamber Opposes Bills To Stymie Construction of Electric Transmission Lines Only Hire The Unemployed? House Labor Committee Mulls Employer Limits On... READ MORE

February 8, 2013

In this issue: Governor Picks Jeff Rose To Head State Department Of Resources & Economic Development Executive Council Approves Commencement Of Rail Study Chamber Opposes Elimination Of The Department Of Cultural Affairs (HB 561) In... READ MORE

February 1, 2013

In this issue: Minimum Wage Issue No Small Matter (HB 241 & HB 127) Workforce Housing Back Again (HB 215) House Ways & Means Committee Decides To Nix Beer Tax Idea (HB 168) Rail Vote... READ MORE

January 25, 2013

In this issue: Chamber Lends Its Support at Hearing on R&D Tax Credit Increase Another Stop on the Rail Line Governor Hassan Appoints a Consensus Revenue Estimating... READ MORE

January 18, 2013

In this issue: A Toast To The Governor Report Predicts Beneficial Impact To New Hampshire Economy From Medicaid Expansion Research & Development Tax Credit Is... READ MORE

January 14, 2013

In this issue: Back On Track: Rail Study Resurrected! Update on Medicaid Managed Care Our Legislative Symposium... READ MORE