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June 2016
In This Issue
Supporting Business through Economic Opportunity & Workforce Development
Senator David Watters

While the major work of the last weeks of the legislative session was addressing the opioid crisis, passing Medicaid expansion reauthorization, and completing the Ten-Year Highway Plan, there was great progress on boosting the economy for New Hampshire's businesses and families. Dover's unemployment rate is now just 2%, but legislators know more has to be done for the many workers who have not seen much wage growth during this recovery. 
State Legislature Update
Representative Catherine Cheney

The State Legislature will not have a House Session until September, unless one is called.  But that doesn't mean I will not be in Concord.  Last summer I served on four committees and so far this summer I am serving on only one committee.  I won't be there everyday, but will be reviewing material and be ready to hear the public as they come to the committee with their concerns.  It is an honor to be asked to help along with other legislators, and in some cases, appointed board members.  Sometimes our discussions and decisions help to lessen the possibility of litigation and save people time and money.    Read More...
Transparent Dover
City Manager, Michael Joyal

For several years, the City of Dover has participated in Sunshine Week, which emphasizes the importance of open and transparent government. As an advocate for transparency in all aspects of local government, the City strives to make information readily available to the public on a daily basis. The City's website,  www.dover.nh.gov, is a repository for thousands of documents, records and public information, including financial information, City reports, budget details, and meeting records.   Read More...

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Sean O'Connell, Esquire
Chair, GDCC Board of Directors
Chair, GDCC Government Affairs Committee

Shaheen & Gordon is happy to bring you the second edition of this new quarterly newsletter focused on legislative matters important to the Greater Dover Community. 

The 164th session of the New Hampshire General Court has  ended with the exception of this weeks "special session" to deal with the final piece of the General's Court's effort to stem the heroin/opioid crisis by funding grants to local law enforcement for additional efforts to stem drug trafficking. Read More... 

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Business & Industry Association Legislative News
David Juvet
Senior Vice President
Public Policy

The Business and Industry Association is New Hampshire's statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate. Our mission is to promote a healthy business climate and robust economic future for New Hampshire. Use this link to follow the status of the latest legislative proposals that affect the state's business community.       Read More...
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