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March 2016
In This Issue
Back to the Legislative Session
Senator David Watters

With the legislature back in session, I am committed to getting the job done for New Hampshire families to improve our economy, education, environment, and health. As your senator, I serve on the Education and Transportation Committees and carefully review and amend all bills before them. This session, I am co-sponsoring 69 bills I want to succeed, but my main efforts are on 12 prime sponsor bills.  Read More... 
The Importance of Net Metering
Representative Bill Baber

Have you noticed there is a revolution underway? No, not the one happening in our national primaries. This one involves the way we generate and consume electricity. It is driven by evolving technology and needs. The pace will be determined to no small extent by the laws we pass. 

The cost of generating electricity from solar and other renewable sources continues to plummet.  Read More...
City of Dover Budget Process Revealed
City Manager, Michael Joyal

Because the adoption of the budget is the single most important policy decision before the City Council, and among the most significant interests before the community, I have created an  online resource  i ntended to provide you with a closer look at the City of Dover's budget process, including important information about how the budget is prepared, how budget priorities are determined, how the budget is funded, and the role of the City Council in deliberating and adopting a budget each spring.  Read More...

Newest Chamber Resource Brought To You By Shaheen & Gordon
Sean O'Connell, Esquire
Chair, GDCC Board of Directors
Chair, GDCC Government Affairs Committee

Shaheen & Gordon is happy to bring you the first edition of this new quarterly newsletter focused on legislative matters important to the Greater Dover Community. At Shaheen and Gordon we have a long history of assisting our clients with matters of all types, including navigating the legislative process. We see this resource as another addition to the growing presence of Dover and the Greater Seacoast in the fabric of New Hampshire and we are proud and excited to underwrite and be involved with this project. We are grateful to our active and engaged local legislators and municipal officials who have generously offered their support and we look forward to providing timely and useful updates to local and statewide legislative matters to all Chamber members.

The Shaheen & Gordon Group LLC has been creating legislative strategies for our clients for more than a decade.  Located within walking distance of the State House, we are available to interact with New Hampshire decision makers on a daily basis.  Our clients have included national as well as local businesses looking to introduce new legislation or make changes to existing laws.  If there is a particular statute or administrative rule that is causing concern, let us know and we may be able to help.  Please contact Mike McLaughlin at our legislative group, The Shaheen & Gordon Group, at 603-225-7262 or at mmclaughlin@shaheengordon.com.

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...
Couldn't Make it to Governor Hassan's
Tri-Chamber State of the State Address? 
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