Biographical Information
Arthur J Beaudry (Lost 15%) (Candidate lost in the election)
Contest: 2012
Party/District: I - S18
Experience: Member Manchester School Board, President of the New Hampshire State Permanent Fire Fighters Retirement Association
Residence: Manhester
Family: -
Education: Associates Degree, NH Community Technical College, Business Management at Northeastern University
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Position on the Issues
From the Union Leader Voter Guide:

What is the most important LOCAL problem in your district? How would you fix it?
As I visit Manchester and Litchfield, people keep telling me that our schools need help while those same people are concerned about their taxes. My solution is to see that every dollar allocated to school funding is attached to direct student services. I would work to see that the state and federal government fund mandates they place on our towns. I would vote against downshifting of state cost to local communities and see that Manchester and Litchfield get a fair share of school funding aid.

What forms of expanded gambling, if any, do you support?
I would be willing to look at two strictly regulated casinos. I would like to see one in the southern part of the state and one in the northern part where people can come and vacation and stay and enjoy our beautiful state.

What changes, if any, are needed in New Hampshire's education funding system?
State and federal education mandates need state and federal funds. The state froze building aid, impacting all of our districts and diverting costs to local taxpayers. The federal special education mandate is funded at a level of around 17% when their obligation is 40%. I support a moratorium on refugees entering Manchester. They are well intended but with some students arriving with limited education, the concern is how our district can afford these programs without additional federal funds.
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Contact Information
30 Bow Street
Manhester, NH 3103
Phone: (603) 622-3955
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Legislature News

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July 2, 2015
NHBR: NH edging out of its pension fund hole

July 1, 2015
NHPR: State government will run today despite new budget
Union Leader: Wrangling continues over $11.35b state budget

June 30, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: University system to raise tuition, cut expenses
Foster's Daily Democrat: State agencies, programs face budgetary uncertainty
NH1: In-state tuition freeze ends in Granite State for University System of NH
NHPR: Legislative work to continue through summer
Concord Monitor: Citing state budget, officials raise tuition at New Hampshire’s universities

June 29, 2015
Seacoast Online: Bill to study commuter rail funding heads to Hassan's desk

June 28, 2015
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: In budget impasse, blame aplenty
Union Leader: State House Dome: Things can get really ugly fighting over money

June 27, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: Morse supports rail to Nashua, but lists other priorities
NH1: NH House leaders debate Hassan veto, Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare, same-sex marriage
NHPR: DHHS says it expects to overspend its current budget

June 26, 2015
NHPR: After veto, timeline on new state budget is up in the air
Seacoast Online: Legislature OKs tax law change sought by Planet Fitness
WMUR: Bill allowing baby pictures on beer bottles goes through
Foster's Daily Democrat: School funding unlikely to be revisited in state budget
Nashua Telegraph: Budget veto likely to lead to extended impasse

June 25, 2015
NH1: Hassan, GOP legislative leaders drift further away from compromise in NH budget
NHPR: As House, Senate pass budget, Hassan reiterates veto vow
NHPR: 2015 budget: Where the governor and Legislature disagree
Union Leader: Republican lawmakers approve $11.35 billion state budget; governor's veto awaits
WMUR: NH House, Senate pass budget ahead of promised Hassan veto
Concord Monitor: With sides dug in, budget heads toward veto
Foster's Daily Democrat: Wrangling over state budget likely to continue for months

June 24, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: GOP leaders say shutdown over budget would be ‘worst thing;’ compromise sought in continuing resolution
NH1: NH budget showdown shifts to what happens day before vote
NHPR: House, Senate to take up state budget today
Seacoast Online: Hassan and GOP senators clash on budget
Union Leader: State lawmakers: Get ready for a long wait on the budget
Concord Monitor: NH lawmakers locked in stalemate now must come together for short-term deal

June 23, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: State rep. loses battle with kidney cancer
Concord Monitor: With NH budget set to expire, temporary spending plan in works

June 22, 2015
Seacoast Online: State lawmakers begin work on short-term spending plan
Union Leader: Proposed tax change sparks debate in NH

June 21, 2015
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: Health, social service backers silent on Hassan budget veto threat
Eagle-Tribune: NH legislators debate tax changes, welfare restrictions
Eagle-Tribune: Battle resumes this week over NH budget

June 20, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: Republicans say budget won’t change much despite veto threat
Concord Monitor: Lawmakers debate taxes, limits on welfare and more

June 19, 2015
NHPR: Interactive Map: How Much Will Budget 'Downshifting' Cost Your Town?
NHPR: Republican-Backed Spending Plan Passes, Despite Veto Threat
NHPR: 2015 Budget: What the Compromise Looks Like
Seacoast Online: Sen. Fuller Clark wants AG review of cop's inheritance case
Union Leader: As veto looms, it's Plan B for state budget
Foster's Daily Democrat: Republicans: Budget won't change much despite Gov. Hassan veto threat
NH1: Fetal homicide bill bid collapses with NH House-Senate impasse
NHBR: NH securities law rewrite clears conference committee

June 18, 2015
NH1: House-Senate negotiators embrace tax break for all firms that Planet Fitness first sought
NHBR: RGGI compromise falls flat in committee
Union Leader: Planet Fitness tax break moves forward
Concord Monitor: Tax code change for Planet Fitness broadened to other businesses
Concord Monitor: NH budget talks do little to allay concerns over swelling prison overtime costs
Concord Monitor: Budget negotiators deny pay raise to state workers
Foster's Daily Democrat: Budget writers OK business tax cuts, school funding changes

June 17, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: Lawmakers attach $50 fine to domestic violence convictions
NH1: Big breakthrough for state's battle against domestic violence
NHPR: Mental health community embraces uncertainty awaiting state budget
Union Leader: State budget negotiators agree on some key issues
Union Leader: NH lawmakers hit impasse on carbon emissions tax
Concord Monitor: NH budget negotiators endorse more funding for state substance abuse programs  
Concord Monitor: Joint House, Senate committee approves increased funding for domestic violence programs

June 16, 2015
NH1: NH budget talks get off to slow start, lay out the differences
NHPR: Final budget negotiations off to a slow start
Seacoast Online: NH budget negotiators hold off on major debates
Union Leader: Lawmakers debate bill to increase funding for domestic violence program

June 15, 2015
NHPR: Interactive: How would school funding changes affect my district?
NHPR: As budget boils down, schools everywhere lean on local taxpayers

June 14, 2015
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: Budget proposal lacking COO job
Foster's Daily Democrat: Dover senator suggests new plan for Gen. Sullivan Bridge
NHPR: A taxing issue: Some background on business taxes in NH

June 13, 2015
Union Leader: House, Senate budget writers agree on spending plan in first budget conference
NH1: NH Political Report: Don't be fooled; state budget deal is no slam dunk

June 12, 2015
NHPR: Tax cut plan splits political - and business - opinion
NHPR: Senate, House leaders: Talk of government shutdown 'unfounded'
Seacoast Online: Lawmakers, ACLU protest NH 30-day residency voting requirement
Seacoast Online: NH House overrides Hassan veto regarding minors on beer bottles
Concord Monitor: NH House pushes back against babies-on-beer bill veto
NHBR: Legislative session has goodies for business

June 11, 2015
Union Leader: Lawmakers say state govt. shutdown 'unlikely'
Eagle-Tribune: NH state budget debate intensifies

June 10, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: State Legislature to look at Liquor Commission settlement with Law Warehouse
Union Leader: State budget writers closer than thought on revenue estimates

June 9, 2015
NH1: Crunch time approaches for NH lawmakers
NHPR: Bradley to Democrat: Meet us half way
NHPR: D'Allesandro: Budget should have addressed state employee pay raises, DHHS funding
WMUR: Gene Chandler heads list of 13 NH House members backing Fiorina
Concord Monitor: NH Senate President Chuck Morse calls for review of ‘circumstances surrounding’ Liquor Commission’s $2.5M settlement

June 8, 2015
Concord Monitor: Legislature sends dozens of bills to Hassan's desk
Concord Monitor: Representatives, senators begin negotiations on key bills
Union Leader: State House Dome: Budget compromise faces loose deadline

June 7, 2015
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: Substance abuse aid shorted by budget
Eagle-Tribune: Senate OKs 911 immunity bill

June 6, 2015

WMUR: Senate tables effort to decriminalize marijuana possession
Concord Monitor: Senate tables proposal to decriminalize marijuana
NH1: Long campaign to decriminalize pot collapses in Senate

June 5, 2015
Seacoast Online: NH Senate passes $11.3 billion budget
Seacoast Online: NH Uber-study bill poised for passage
Union Leader: NH Senate Roundup: Marijuana decriminalization plan tabled; business tax plan OK'd
WMUR: New Hampshire Senate passes $11.3 billion budget
Concord Monitor: Senate tables proposal to decriminalize marijuana
Concord Monitor: Senate-approved budget plan doesn’t include raises for state employees
Concord Monitor: State budget plan calls for consolidation of HHS district offices
Eagle-Tribune: Hassan, Senate Republicans at odds over $11.3B budget plan
NHPR: With nudge from Benson, Senate moves fast on Planet Fitness Bill
NHPR: Senate amends bill giving immunity to people who report overdoses
NHPR: NH Senate approves 2-year budget along party lines

June 4, 2015
NHPR: 'Felonies first' bill passes NH House
Seacoast Online: NH House passes bill requiring 30 days as resident to vote
Concord Monitor: Vote clears way for sale of NH power plants; payment for scrubber set
Concord Monitor: House passes bill expanding voter residency requirements

June 3, 2015
NHPR: GOP senators defend proposed state spending plan
Union Leader: Dems blast Senate Finance Committee's $11.33b budget

Cities & Towns
District 18 of the State Senate includes these towns and cities in Hillsborough County:

  • Litchfield

  • Manchester Wards 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9