, Kingston, NH

My Opinion

April 10, 2014

My Opinion: April 10, 2014

RAYMOND - Let me start with the “Dream Factory”, an all-volunteer, mission driven organization, that makes dreams come true for critically and chronically ill children. This is a non-profit national organization, and their goal is “bring a moment of sunshine in a child’s life”, a life that is too often filled with pain and suffering. Would you like to help?

The Dream Factory is looking for volunteers to help make these moments happen. Whatever your talent may be, they can find a place for your efforts to put a smile on a child’s face. If you would like to join Dream Factory or learn more about them, please contact Judy Williams, Area Coordinator, at 603-895-9718, or

Now on with the State House. The House finished up with the House bills, and are starting public hearings on Senate bills.

So let me start with some serious sarcasm. The Dems allowed SB-413 to move forward early, held a very brief policy committee hearing, and then rushed it to the House floor. It came to the House floor as an OTP bill; now follow the 2 hours and 43 minutes of this bill:

SB-413-FN-A, relative to access to health insurance coverage. It started with a motion to “Special Order to end of Calendar” as it is a Senate bill and didn’t have to be out of the House until May. So, why not do the House bills first which had to be done by last week? Dems voted the special order down RC 134-186. Then some time was spent as the Republicans filed protests to the vote. Then a series of Republican amendments were presented. I voted yes on all. A-1116h RC 137-189; A-1118h RC 138-191; A-1136h RC 131-196; A-1138h RC 137-190; A-1152h RC 134-193; A-1143h RC 135-192; A-1157h RC 138-191; A-1135h RC 127-198; A-1147h RC 129-197.

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