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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Jan. 25, 2015
Union Leader: State bills would add limits to EBT use
Union Leader: NH Republicans seek to show broader appeal
Concord Monitor: State rep wants to examine safety regulations for mobility scooters
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: Concealed weapons on Legislature’s agenda
Concord Monitor: State officials to move ahead with plan to slice $7 million from nursing homes
Nashua Telegraph: Proposed legislation would give NH parents notice before ‘objectionable’ material hits classrooms
Nashua Telegraph: Bill resurfaces to pull NH from Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Jan. 24, 2015
NHPR: State Senate President Chuck Morse critical of nursing home cut
Seacoast Online: NH health department to cut $7M in nursing home funding
Concord Monitor: State officials to move ahead with plan to slice $7 million from nursing homes

Jan. 23, 2015
NHPR: State senator: County attorneys should be appointed, not elected
NHPR: DES: Without RGGI, NH won't meet federal carbon goals
Seacoast Online: Bill that would slow down boats on Piscataqua River raises concern
Seacoast Online: Little support for bill calling for NH to exit greenhouse gas initiative
Union Leader: Bill seeks procedure for police flagged for credibility issues to challenge Laurie List status
Union Leader: Lawmakers listen to pleas to kill bill that would end NH's participation in carbon tax initiative
Union Leader: Bill would allow taxpayers to challenge state
Union Leader: Proposal would elect county attorneys
WMUR: Victim advocates, law enforcement testify against House bill
Concord Monitor: Plan to remove NH from carbon cap-and-trade program heats up at hearing
Concord Monitor: On Roe v. Wade anniversary, a debate in NH over proposed life-at-conception law
Concord Monitor: Opponents urge House committee to kill probable cause bill
Concord Monitor: Senate committee weighs restoring taxpayer standing in wake of tax credit ruling
Keene Sentinel: Keene state rep sponsors bills on threats against sex offenders
NHBR: NH House panel hears debate over anti-‘package store’ law
NHBR: ’15 session: A lot more of the same

Jan. 22, 2015
NHPR: DHHS commissioner delivers warning of $82 million shortfall
NHPR: Concerns over bill that changes when officers can make warrantless arrests
Union Leader: Health and Human Services department facing $58 million budget shortfall
Union Leader: Dan Tuohy's Granite Status: Constitutional reform debate makes for strange bedfellows
Union Leader: Bill seeks to study pot legalization
Concord Monitor: HHS balances increasing demand against tightening finances

Jan. 21, 2015
NHPR: Bill would require NH employers to offer five sick days per year
Seacoast Online: Bill would allow sale of out-of-state health insurance plans 
Union Leader: Senate GOP wants to lower NH business taxes
Union Leader: Cross-border health insurance pushed
WMUR: Common Core standards debated in state Senate hearing
Concord Monitor: NH legislators, with backing of outside groups, debate Article V of U.S. Constitution
Concord Monitor: Lowering state businesses taxes supported by GOP; Hassan says bills would create hole in budget
Concord Monitor: Administrators, legislators testify on bill that would allow community colleges to grant four-year degrees
NH1: Proposed bill would legalize OTC oral contraceptives
NH1: New Hampshire considers offering bachelor degrees at community colleges

Jan. 20, 2015
Seacoast Online: NH Senate committee takes up health care bills 
Concord Monitor: NH Legislature to consider tripling funds for research and development business tax credit

Jan. 19, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: Proposed legislation would support career-ready programs in state high schools

Jan. 18, 2015
Union Leader: New law brings more domestic violence arrests
Union Leader: Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Divisive education agenda ahead for legislature
Union Leader: 400 gather at State House to decry abortion

Jan. 17, 2015
Seacoast Online: Board wants NH lawmakers to work on PSNH issue
WMUR: State rep. fights for changes to alcohol label law
Concord Monitor: Belly up, baby! NH mulls change to alcohol labels
Eagle-Tribune: Lawmakers, businesses concerned about energy costs

Jan. 16, 2015
NHBR: NH House panel drinks in labeling debate

Jan. 15, 2015
Concord Monitor: NH House speaker creates pension reform study group
Nashua Telegraph: O’Brien slated to speak at conservative Iowa summit
NH1: Grandmother wants laws changed after granddaughter's murder

Jan. 14, 2015
Concord Monitor: Satellite locations, other changes in the works for medical marijuana in NH

Jan. 12, 2015
Seacoast Online: NH House GOP civil war rages on
WMUR: Using drones to hunt could become illegal in the Granite State
Nashua Telegraph: Sexual assault prevention legislation would require affirmative consent policies in exchange for state aid at New Hampshire schools

Jan. 11, 2014
Union Leader: Bills await new session: Mastodons, marijuana and texting on minds of lawmakers
Nashua Telegraph: Legislation would require NH school districts to set policy allowing parents access to classrooms
Nashua Telegraph: Harvey appointed as Nashua’s delegate to House

Jan. 10, 2015
NHBR: The 2015 legislative session begins
NH1: Horn tries to keep the peace in the NH GOP

Jan. 9, 2015
NHPR: House finance chair: Balancing the budget will require tough choices
Seacoast Online: University tuition freeze hinges on state funding request
Union Leader: Morse: 'The problem is spending'
Eagle-Tribune: GOP factions threaten to divide NH House
Nashua Telegraph: Grandmother, supporters building legislative proposals, plan vigil in wake of Brielle Gage’s death
NH1: Democratic Rep. pushing to raise minimum wage in NH

Jan. 8, 2015
NHPR: Push for O'Brien as majority leader rejected; O'Brien to form alternative GOP leadership team
NHPR: NH legislators can once again carry concealed weapons on House floor
Seacoast Online: Guns again OK in NH House, but O'Brien leadership bid fails
Union Leader: GOP divide continues as NH House reconvenes
WMUR: Lawmakers vote to allow concealed weapons on House floor
Concord Monitor: Republican faction led by Bill O’Brien says they will set up shop outside State House
Concord Monitor: In the name of self defense, legislators can again carry guns in the State House
Foster's Daily Democrat: Abortion clinics could lose state funding 
Nashua Telegraph: O’Brien fails to win leadership role, expects to form separate GOP team
Nashua Telegraph: Lawmakers OK concealed guns in House chamber

Jan. 7, 2015
Union Leader: Tot's death sparks legislative action
Foster's Daily Democrat: New Hampshire lawmakers to convene for first session day
NH1: NH House panel moves to beef up ban on active felons holding office

Jan. 6, 2015
Seacoast Online: NH bill supports nursing mothers in workplace 
Union Leader: 'Made in NH': Legislators are delving into definitions
Eagle-Tribune: NH legislative session begins Wednesday 

Jan. 5, 2015
NHPR: Pipeline eminent domain concerns prompt proposals at State House
Seacoast Online: Casino gambling issue is back on table for 2015 in NH
Union Leader: As NH lawmakers reconvene, nearly 1,000 bills await
Eagle-Tribune: Granite State lawmakers ready to work 

Jan. 4, 2015
Union Leader: Freshman lawmaker lashes out at Jasper over committee ouster for felony gun charge
Concord Monitor: Balancing the budget may involve raiding the state’s dedicated funds
Eagle-Tribune: NH's new laws protect women's rights
Nashua Telegraph: Proposed NH bill would let community colleges grant 4-year degrees
Nashua Telegraph: Proposed Common Core legislation would clarify state standards, allow schools to opt out

Jan. 3, 2015
Union Leader: State Rep. pulled from seat on House committee
WMUR: Rep. convicted of reckless conduct assigned to different committee
Nashua Telegraph: Suspended, expelled students in New Hampshire would continue education under proposed legislation

Jan. 2, 2015
NHPR: NH preps for hand-held cell phone ban public awareness campaign
Concord Monitor: Proposed Common Core legislation would clarify state standards, allow schools to opt out
Nashua Telegraph: New law would protect student privacy rights online in New Hampshire
Nashua Telegraph: The year ahead: Politics, shotgun marriage in government, war loom in 2015

Jan. 1, 2015
NHPR: NH's 'Paycheck Fairness Act' takes effect Jan. 1
Seacoast Online: Domestic violence, equal pay laws take effect in 2015
WMUR: Controversy surrounds rep's committee appointment despite 2012 conviction
Concord Monitor: With the New Year comes a host of new laws for NH

Dec. 31, 2014
WMUR: NH House leaders weighing future of rep convicted of felony

Dec. 30, 2014
NHPR: Lawmakers to weigh 9-1-1 fee for pre-paid cell phones

Dec. 29. 2014
Seacoast Online: State budget, schools on the minds of local lawmakers
Nashua Telegraph: Schmidt named to leadership team

Dec. 28, 2014
Eagle-Tribune: New Hampshire in Review: Casinos lose, GOP wins 
Nashua Telegraph: -GOP, Dems to be intermingled in NH Statehouse seating plan

Dec. 27, 2014
NHPR: PSNH asks for more time to negotiate settlement on scrubber, selling power plants
Seacoast Online: PSNH seeks legislative fix on power plant issues
Concord Monitor: Bills would aim to regulate drones in NH
Nashua Telegraph: Year in Review: O’Brien loses speaker comeback bid to Hudson rep

Dec. 26, 2014
NHPR: Bill would cut circumcisions from Medicaid payments
NH1: Schools seek streamlined distance learning process

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