It’s time to plan for late winter and early spring. The weather will almost certainly be dreary, and you’ll be wanting an escape from the darkness that pervades winter. What about a handful of mini vacations to the warm offices of NHMA where you can spend the ugly morning hours with your friends and colleagues determining what NHMA will advocate for during the 2025-2026 legislative session?
It's time to start thinking about legislation! Well, to be fair, our crack advocacy team would tell you it’s always time to be thinking about legislation and advocacy, but it won’t be long now before legislators start filing LSRs (legislative service requests) for the 2024 legislative session. And because 2024 is right around the corner, so is an incredible opportunity for members to get involved with NHMA’s advocacy: the legislative policy process!
Join Government Affairs Counsel Natch Greyes and Government Finance Advisor Katherine Heck for a review of the highlights from the 2023 legislative session. This will be after the legislative session ends, so except for possible vetoes, all legislative action will be final.
Join NHMA's Government Affairs Counsel Natch Greyes and Government Finance Advisor Katherine Heck for a look at the status of legislation affecting municipalities after "Crossover." Crossover is the date by which a bill must pass either the House or the Senate in order to "cross-over" to the other chamber for consideration. NHMA's advocacy team will discuss the current status of bills at the State House and offer a postmortem on a few that have been killed.
In the second year of the session, the New Hampshire General Court will quickly begin work on several hundred bills of interest to municipalities after a quick couple of days focused on overriding vetoes.
Join NHMA's Government Affairs Counsel, Natch Greyes, and Government Finance Advisor, Katherine Heck, to hear about some of the bills that may of major concern and/or to municipalities this year. Some are good, but, as with last year, most are bad.