House Votes to Bar Credit History in Hiring Process

by Garry Rayno, State House Bureau Published in the Union Leader on April 17, 2014 CONCORD – The House Tuesday voted 192-142 to approve Senate Bill 295, which bars using a person’s credit history in employment decisions. Supporters said a person’s credit history does not predict job performance nor does it change a person’s intelligence … Read More

HRA Comments on the Denial of Support for the Wani Family

HRA comments on the denial of support for the Wani family Date Issued: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 For Immediate Release Contact: JR Hoell 603.315.9002 House Republican Alliance comments on the denial of support for the Wani family in Manchester. Today the New Hampshire State House failed to pass a House resolution asking for US State … Read More

An Open Letter to NH Charter School Parents

May 6, 2014 Dear New Hampshire Charter School parents, Yesterday, we learned that our Governor nominated William “Bill” Duncan to the New Hampshire Board of Education (NHBOE). This nomination could be confirmed by the Executive Council as soon as this Thursday, May 8th. This particular nomination should concern anyone who values the Charter Schools as … Read More

HRA Statement on Proposed Gas Tax Hike

HRA statement on proposed gas tax hike Date Issued: Sunday, December 8, 2013 CONTACT: Pam Tucker – 603-531-0085 House Republican Alliance defends Families CONCORD – The House Republican Alliance (HRA) today issued at statement on the proposed increase in the gas tax. Last week a group in the state house came out in support … Read More

NH Representative JR Hoell Calls Upon NH House Speaker Norelli for a Special Session for SB319

“Representative JR Hoell, Merrimack District 23, calls upon Democrat Speaker Teri Norelli to issue a call of the NH House of Representatives to allow introduction and passage of legislation repealing SB 319. Known as the “Buffer Bill”, SB 319 made illegal “enter[ing] or remain[ing] on a public way or sidewalk adjacent to a reproductive health … Read More

HRA Comments on Defeat of Bill to Lower the Meals Tax

HRA comments on defeat of bill to lower the Meals Tax Date Issued: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 For Immediate Release Contact Information: Carol McGuire 603.742.4918 The House Republican Alliance released a statement on the failure of HB1597, a bill that would have reduced the meals tax by 11%. Today the House had an opportunity to … Read More

Statement on Hobby Lobby Decision

Thursday, June 26, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: JR Hoell 603.315.9002 HRA Comments on US Supreme Court ruling on unconstitutional buffer zones The House Republican Alliance released a statement today on the unanimous decision by the United States Supreme Court that 35 feet buffer zones around some businesses are unconstitutional. A similar law, SB 319, … Read More

Priorities in Concord

Priorities in Concord: Economy Reduce the tax rate to encourage private business growth and to help families get by.. Deregulate business Create business-friendly marketplace Education Increase quality through parental choice Preserve local control Keep the courts out of education funding issues Oppose Common Core Environment Protect our natural resources and private property rights Encourage recycling … Read More

Police Militarization

“The ACLU this week released a report examining police militarization that estimates that at least 500 police departments have been given MRAPs—Mine Resistant Ambush Protected—vehicles under a U.S. Department of Defense program. Those machines were built to withstand rocket-propelled grenades, assault rifle fire and roadside bombs—the kind of risks found in Afghanistan and Iraq, not … Read More

Homeschooling Doesn’t Need Oversight From State

by JR Hoell Guest Commentary Everyone wants kids to live healthy, happy lives and to “reach their full potential and become productive members of society.” No one longs more for their children’s success than their father and mother. Going further, it is the parents who are most deeply troubled when their children are denied access … Read More

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