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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March 3, 2015
Seacoast Online: Proposed hotel-rooms fee would raise up to $700K for Portsmouth
Seacoast Online: NH bills would decriminalize, study legalization of marijuana  
Seacoast Online: Smoking while in car with minors could soon result in a fine
Conway Daily Sun: Lawmakers to county commissioners: Hire an administrator

March 2, 2015
NHPR: House to vote on indoor tanning prohibition for minors
NHPR: House to vote on students' social media privacy
Seacoast Online: NH Senate to take up right to work, full-day kindergarten
WMUR: Legislature debates lifting sex offender residency restrictions
Concord Monitor: NH lawmakers debate lifting sex offender residency restrictions
Foster's Daily Democrat: NH bills would increase, eliminate domestic violence funding

March 1, 2015
Seacoast Online: NH Senate backs fight against synthetic substances
Seacoast Online: RGGI supporters keep eye on NH Legislature

Feb. 28, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: Charter school bill would change school authorization process in NH

Feb. 27, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: HB 225 requires defendants hear impact statements

Feb. 26, 2015
Nashua Telegraph: NH bill would increase funding for charter schools

Feb. 25, 2015
NHPR: NH House GOP leader pens opposition to gas pipeline
NHPR: Bill would make NH the first to mandate criminal sentencing attendance
NHBR: NH minimum wage hike proposals echo national debate

Feb. 24, 2015
Concord Monitor: House panel supports two bills calling for constitutional convention
Concord Monitor: Lawmakers work to tackle high workers’ comp costs
NHBR: NH Senate gets ready to vote on tweaked business tax cuts

Feb. 23, 2015
NHPR: University system trustees hopeful but 'realistic' about state funding
Seacoast Online: NH lawmakers work to tackle high workers' comp costs
Union Leader: Garry Rayno's State House Dome: Substance abuse remains big concern
WMUR: Bobcat one step closer to being named state's official wildcat

Feb. 22, 2015
Concord Monitor: Capital Beat: GOP hits ‘pause’ on agency funds
Eagle-Tribune: NH lawmakers consider new casino bill

Feb. 21, 2015
WMUR: Baiting bill considered

Feb. 20, 2015
NHPR: Lawmakers consider expanding background checks for gun sales
NHPR: NH votes to stay in RGGI, defund energy efficiency programs
Seacoast Online: Committee votes to keep 'pollution control' tax break
Union Leader: House changes rules on RGGI program
Union Leader: Senate votes to increase business tax credits
WMUR: House committee considers gun bills
Concord Monitor: Amid national debate, state lawmakers weighing a reformed civil forfeiture law
Concord Monitor: Education tax credit upheld in Senate, R&D tax credit gets boost
NH1: Senate panel moves forward cutting NH's two main business taxes
NH1: Gun show loophole closing? NH lawmakers advocate gun control

Feb. 19, 2015
NHPR: House bill targets chain of NH pain clinics
NHPR: Criminal safety committee hears arguments on marijuana decriminalization
NHPR: Legislation to benefit growing school districts gets preliminary House approval
NHPR: House backs bill ending incentives for liquor violation prosecutions
NHPR: News primer: What's in the new keno bill?
Seacoast Online: House votes to stay in cap-and-trade program
Seacoast Online: NH House sends school funding bills to finance committee
Union Leader: House votes down abortion funding ban
Union Leader: House gives initial approval to education funding change
WMUR: Attempt to defund Planned Parenthood fails
Concord Monitor: NH House votes to rebate RGGI money back to ratepayers
Foster's Daily Democrat: Groen's abortion funding bill defeated
Foster's Daily Democrat: House to vote on school funding bills
NH1: Kevin Landrigan: New Hampshire will keep annual auto inspections
NH1: Kevin Landrigan: Abortion rights advocates win another one

Feb. 18, 2015
NHPR: House committee hears circumcision bill
NHPR: NH House hears bill to decriminalize marijuana possession
Union Leader: State's marijuana laws debated
Union Leader: Keno supporters take their case to legislators
Union Leader: Right-to-work debated again
WMUR: Bill would allow nursing mothers to breastfeed at work
Concord Monitor: Lawmakers push bills on casinos, keno
Concord Monitor: Legislation to decriminalize 1 ounce of marijuana in NH returns
Concord Monitor: As 'right-to-work' bills vetted, Hassan says she would veto them
NH1: Casino bill godfather believes time has come in NH

Feb. 17, 2015
NHPR: NH House considers "right-to-work" bill
NHPR: NH Senate to revisit authorizing casinos
Concord Monitor: Lawmakers to question Maggie Hassan on budget proposal
NH1: Kevin Landigran: NH lawmakers to plow through bills before week off

Feb. 16, 2015
WMUR: Law prevents state officials from addressing FairPoint issues

Feb. 15, 2015
Seacoast Online: Bill seeks to mandate attendance at sentencing hearings
Union Leader: Heroin overdose solution sought
Union Leader: State budget plan greeted as mixed bag
WMUR: Students ask lawmakers to declare bobcat state's official wildcat
Eagle-Tribune: NH charter schools hope for more funding

Feb. 14, 2015
Concord Monitor: State Senate passes bill to remove concealed carry license

Feb. 13, 2015
Union Leader: Bill would charge public for retrieval of right-to-know documents
Union Leader: Senate passes bill prohibiting state from implementing Common Core standard
Concord Monitor: Bill would allow municipalities to charge the public for government info
Concord Monitor: State Senate passes bill to remove concealed carry license

Feb. 12, 2015
NHPR: House committee to consider 'home-grow' for medical marijuana ... again
NHPR: NH to stay in RGGI but bill would eliminate renewable energy products
Seacoast Online: NH House taking up bills on abortion, indecent exposure
Union Leader: House kills life-begins-at-conception bill
Keene Sentinel: NH House committee to consider resolution to re-examine Keene man's murder conviction
NH1: Abortion rights advocates win first fight in NH House
NH1: Raising the minimum wage could be tall task through Legislature

Feb. 11, 2015
NHPR: NH officials concerned about new student restraint, seclusion law
NHPR: Planned Parenthood: Replace, don't repeal NH's abortion buffer zone law
Seacoast Online: NH takes up abortion clinic buffer zones — again
Union Leader: Raising minimum wage argued at House hearing
Union Leader: NH to remain part of RGGI
WMUR: NH lawmakers revisit abortion clinic 'buffer zone' bill
Concord Monitor: After failed bid last session, medical marijuana home grow option back up for debate in NH
Concord Monitor: NH lawmakers consider abortion clinic ‘buffer zone’ repeal
NHBR: Quartet of business tax break proposals get Senate hearing

Feb. 10, 2015
NHPR: USNH puts off deciding on in-state tuition hike
Seacoast Online: Fuller Clark urges study of Uber, Airbnb
Citizen of Laconia: State to hear about raising minimum wage
Concord Monitor: USNH won’t set tuition until state budget approved
Concord Monitor: NH Democrats make pitch to raise minimum wage to a ‘liveable wage’
Foster's Daily Democrat: New Hampshire taking up abortion clinic buffer zones - again

Feb. 9, 2015
Seacoast Online: Millions in lawsuit settlements strain New Hampshire budget
Union Leader: State House Dome: Budget figuring shows NH's limits
NH1: NH casino bill is back, this time with a new wrinkle

Feb. 7, 2015
Seacoast Online: NH officials: Police body cameras costly to maintain, store data
Concord Monitor: Proposal to expand business enterprise tax to large non-profits has ‘strong backing’

Feb. 6, 2015
NHPR: Bill to outlaw synthetic drugs is met with broad support in senate
Union Leader: Common Core bills recommended for defeat
Union Leader: Proposal to give lawmakers sole authority over education standards draws opposition
Concord Monitor: New Hampshire legislators unveil bill to ban sales of all synthetic drugs
Concord Monitor: House committee rejects bill allowing landlords to collect last month’s rent

Feb. 5, 2015
Union Leader: - Bill requires town meetings to vote on every article
Concord Monitor: Legislators eye changes to incentives for green energy projects, worrying businesses and advocates
Concord Monitor: NH House committee rejects personhood bill to establish life-at-conception

Feb. 4, 2015
NHPR: NH considers letting parents 'opt out' of immunization registry
NHPR: NH nursing home advocates push back on proposed $7M cut
NHPR: NH lawmakers grapple anew over an old issue: Funding education
NHPR: House to consider bill challenging NH's 'ballot selfie' law
Seacoast Online: NH revisits law on posting ballot photos in social media
Union Leader: Bill would do away with cap on state education funding
WMUR: Bill aims to allow ballot selfies in voting booth
Concord Monitor: Bill looks to require NH state police to wear body cameras
Foster's Daily Democrat: Watters tapped for state Senate leadership post 
NHBR: NH House panel weighs cutting workers’ comp provider fees

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