AFSC's Maggie Fogarty and Grace Kindeke conduct an extended interview with Elissa Margolin, Director, Housing Action NH about affordable housing issues in New Hampshire.
-HB52 congressional districts
-SB241 exec. council districts
-HB50 NH house districts
-SB240 senate districts
-HB1609 abortion/fatal fetal anomalies
-SB426 SB453 SB420 education
-Reaching Higher NH
Housing Action NH - coalition of housing organizations
-affordable housing shortage
-"housing cost burden"
-covid rental assistance - Cares Act funds
-administrative infrastructure challenges
-housing trust funds, ARPA funds
-role of Joint Fiscal and Executive Council
-affordability provisions for new projects
-SB 400-FN, relative to training and procedures for zoning and planning boards and relative to financial investments and incentives for affordable housing development.
-HB 1307, modifying the authority and duties of the housing appeals board.
-SB 210, a bill which, in its original form, would have devastated an essential segment of affordable housing in the state, was amended to remove the troublesome provision and was passed in the Senate.
-resident owned coop model manufactured homes
Supporting Community Loan Fund
National Housing Trust Fund
-SB 217 - Tenant protection bill that impacts eviction processes and notices
-federal policy advocacy
-National Housing Trust Fund
-HB 1476 anti-bail reform public hearing
-SB 418 voter affidavits
Following a quick wrap up of last week's legislative highlights and lowlights with Maggie and Grace, this week's guest interviewer is SEA President Rich Gulla and his guest is Senator Tom Sherman, District 24.
respect for teaching profession
weaponizing disgruntled parents
state budget process
bill to eliminate coop school districts
legnth of legislative term
pay of legislators
running for office all the time
strategic planning on two year cycle?
state contracting practices
programs for autistic
programs for preschool
how to keep next generation
cost of post secondary education
state employees pay standards
state aid subsidises businesses that pay low wages
quality of state employees
seeing employees, constituents as people
children, elderly, mental health
legislature funding or not
agencies failing to implement
HHS employees caP
substance use programs
censorship in public sphere, education
response to covid
shout out to no coal no gas group
This week's SHW is hosted by guest interviewers Lidia Yen and Steven Kidder from Change For Concord. They talk with Catherine Corkery and Jerry Curran of the Sierra Club, and Rob Werner, State Director of the League of Conservation Voters. The show is introduced by AFSC's Maggie Fogarty.
safety in public parks
wildlife as protected community members
explore, enjoy, protect
social justice arena
pollution/climate does not respect boundaries
hb571 rec vehicles on ice
motorcycles on Hoit Rd. marsh
question of jurisdiction
SB424 landfill gas - to - energy
composting organic waste
Rob Werner, LCV
SB440 offshore wind
SB270 Community Solar
SB261 and others; net metering expansion
HB1250 PUC to account for climate change
triennial energy efficiency agreement
commission for offshore wind and port development
state procurement targets
upcoming LCV webinars
federal monies coming to NH DoT
Maggie Fogarty and Grace Kindeke of AFSC-NH speak with Kate Frey of New Futures about public health issues in the New Hampshire legislature.
State House Watch offers our condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Renny Cushing.
Maggie and Grace's show introduction:
Earned Income and ChildTax Credit/Federal Budget
Driver License bills
HB1266 Sanctuary Cities
HB1393 School budget caps
HB1250 Electric Rates/Climate Impacts
Town& School Meeting Day
Mill Pond Dam
Kate Frey interview:
public health infrastructure
visibility of public health
vaccinations & mandates
cuts across multiple committees
HB1035 , HB1210 general vaccine opt-out
conscience added to medical and religious exemptions
HB1606 vaccine registry
SB288 child care centers
SB374 post-infection vaccination
HB1181 abortion restriction
HB1447 facial recognition
Legislature this week:
HB1651 Gender Reassignment
Regular Calendar - HB1216, HB1254 Housing Appeals Board
HB579 immigration checkpoints Hearing
Love Knows no Borders workshop
Notes from New Futures:
New Futures Campaign for a Healthy NH and petition to show lawmakers how many Granite Staters support a Healthy NH.
1035 (NF OPPOSES): This legislation would allow families to opt out of school vaccine requirements based on a conscientious exemption, thus opening the door for many more families to send their children to school unvaccinated and at risk for spreading mumps, polio, hepatitis, measles and many other deadly diseases. Contact House Health & Human Services Committee.
HB 1210 (NF OPPOSES): This bill would require any public or private employer or post-secondary institution that receives public funds to grant requests for a conscientious exemption to employers and students for all vaccines. Contact House Labor Committee.
HB 1606 (NF OPPOSES): This bills weakens NH’s vaccine registry, a critical tool in increasing vaccination rates and combatting infectious disease, by forcing individuals to opt-in to the program rather than allowing them to opt-out, as is the case under current law. Contact House Health & Human Services Committee.
SB 288 (NF OPPOSES): SB 288 would prohibit schools or child care agencies from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations - which unnecessarily and adversely impacts the childcare market in NH and potentially limiting both access for families and narrowing the market for providers. Contact Senate Health & Human Services Committee.
SB 374 (NF OPPOSES): This bills would prohibit a person from requiring that an individual who had COVID-19 or who is under the age of 18 receive a vaccination against the virus as a condition for employment, education, or access to businesses or entities open to the public. Contact Senate Health & Human Services Committee.