Concord, NH - Today, following a vote by New Hampshire Democrats to table $46 million in federal funding for New Hampshire public charter schools, Chairman Stephen Stepanek issued the following statement:
"Today, New Hampshire Democrats turned their back on New Hampshire's at-risk students in a move that can be explained as nothing more than a sellout to union party bosses," said Chairman Stephen Stepanek."By moving to table a $46 million federal grant - the largest grant of its type in the country - Democrats are obstructing innovative education reform aimed at helping New Hampshire's at-risk students. Democrats have made it clear that they are willing to shamelessly push societal obligations to provide students with the best education possible to the side in favor of protecting partisan unions. Senator D'Allesandro could not be more wrong in his claim that this funding creates a 'competitive situation' with public schools. In fact, the only competitive situation it would seem to create is with the interests of the unions he is so steadfastly and immorally protecting."
Concord, NH - Today, State House Democrats on the Science, Technology, and Energy Committee passed a radical carbon tax (HB735) that will increase energy prices for every family in NH. This tax scheme will burden NH residents with a tax no other state - not even liberal Massachusetts - has dared to pass. The NHGOP released the following statement:
“I applaud every single Republican for standing strong and voting no on this disastrous new carbon tax,” Said Chairman Stephen Stepanek. “The Democrats are out of control and are coming for the wallets of every New Hampshire resident with their radical far left agenda. Representative Lee Oxenham's socialist fantasy is bad news for New Hampshire taxpayers. It's imperative that Republicans take back the majority in 2020. As Democrats accumulate terrible voting records over the course of the next session, we will Flip the House next November.”
Concord, NH - Today the NHGOP delivered over 600 petitions to Speaker Shurtleff's Office this morning requesting that Rep. Tamara Le (D-North Hampton) be removed from the House Education Committee after using an expletive to describe her beliefs on private and religious schools.
"Rep. Le's comments are disgusting and indefensible, but are not surprising," said Chairman Stephen Stepanek. "For her to make such a statement on her official page shows just how out of touch and divisive Democrats in the legislature are. Someone with no respect for religious and private education and for New Hampshire's various religious communities has no place on the House Education Committee and we join with the citizens of the state and ask that Speaker Shurtleff remove her from the committee."
A screenshot of Rep. Tamara Le's now deleted Facebook post is below.