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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May 5, 2015
Eagle-Tribune: 'Life-saving' Narcan prescription bill headed to Senate
NH1: State officials spell out cuts on eve of state budget hearing
NHPR: DHHS calls on Senate budget writers to restore funding
Seacoast Online: Budget fight hits crunch time in NH

May 4, 2015
WMUR: Balsams bill heads to House vote on Wednesday

May 3, 2015
Union Leader: State House Dome: Senate budget writers reworking House version
Eagle-Tribune: Gun bill's passage divides NH residents

May 2, 2015
Union Leader: North Country senator hopes colleagues restore money for DMV substation

May 1, 2015
Concord Monitor: Senate passes tanning bed teen ban on to Hassan
Nashua Telegraph: NH Senate passes social media privacy bill geared toward students
NHPR: Panel offers testimony on need for more substance abuse programs
NHPR: Balsams' bill gets big boost by House committee
Seacoast Online: NH Senate passes ban on tanning for minors  

April 30, 2015
Union Leader: Luck runs out for casino bill in lopsided House vote
Union Leader: House passes concealed weapons bill; Gov. Hassan says she'll veto
WMUR: NH House defeats casino gambling bill
WMUR: House votes to repeal law requiring concealed carry permits
Concord Monitor: NH casino bill goes bust in House
Concord Monitor: House handily approves ‘constitutional carry’ bill, Hassan takes aim
Eagle-Tribune: Bill's defeat means no casino at The Rock
NH1: Casino legislation again meets its political death in the NH House
NHBR: Bill could make commercial property energy upgrades easier, less costly
NHPR: Casino gambling falls flat in NH House
NHPR: NH lawmakers weigh options on pipeline eminent domain
NHPR: NH House repeals law on conceal and carry permits

April 29, 2015
WMUR: NH House to vote on changes to concealed carry law
WMUR: Lawmakers prepare for another vote on casinos
NH1: Lawmakers punt on creating victims fund for Lakes Region Ponzi scheme
NHPR: With two-casino bill, NH looks to keep up with Northeast gaming boom

April 28, 2015
WMUR: Critical hearing for Fish and Game budget set for May 5
NH1: Landrigan: Both sides brace for close vote on casino in NH House
Concord Monitor: Concord rep warns against casino bill
NHPR: Hampstead, Kingston Voters Choose State Rep. Tuesday

April 27, 2015
Eagle-Tribune: State budget cuts worry NH tourism officials
Foster's Daily Democrat: House to take up bills on guns, casino gambling

April 26, 2015
Union Leader: Casino efforts get a boost
Union Leader: Gun permit rules up for House vote
Union Leader: State House Dome: Casino gambling talk centering on two sites
Concord Monitor: Determining who is suitable to carry a concealed weapon can be a moving target for police

April 25, 2015
NH1: Hassan says she's 'likely' to sign 2-casino bill
WMUR: Hassan backs amended two-casino bill ahead of House vote

April 24, 2015
Concord Monitor: As Senate vets budget, some NH business leaders say tourism promo cuts will cost state
Union Leader: Finance authority: Guaranteeing Balsams bonds won’t hurt state credit rating

April 23, 2015

Conway Daily Sun: State rep investigates secret list of questionable cops
NH1: Sex assault victim seeks to close NH hunting license loophole for offenders

April 22, 2015
NHPR: House Finance Committee questions whether Balsams loan is a safe bet
NHPR: House committee sends casino bill forward
Union Leader: Bill that could bring casinos to NH advances
WMUR: House committee gives OK to casino gambling
Concord Monitor: Lawmakers urged to pass measure expanding medical marijuana eligibility
NH1: NH casino bill takes big step forward but by narrow margin

April 21, 2015
NH1: New estimate causes Medicaid costs to shoot up in next budget
Seacoast Online: Bill would move all felony cases to Superior Court
Seacoast Online: Snowstorms pushed up N.H. DOT costs by $9 million  
Concord Monitor: On State House steps, pot smoked in protest

April 20, 2015
NHPR: Senate to consider House budget for Health and Human Services Dept.
Union Leader: Garry Rayno's State House Dome: All Balsams needs now is $28 million

April 18, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: Marijuana may be decriminalized in the state

April 17, 2015
WMUR: After raptor ordeal, lawmakers look at 4th grade bobcat plan
NH1: NH Senators back off on reviving red-tailed hawk controversy - for now
NHBR: Two-part definition emerges in NH independent contractor debate
NHPR: Workers with disabilities will be paid at least minimum wage in NH

April 16, 2015
Union Leader: House: State can't require school districts to adopt Common Core
Union Leader: NH House roundup: Solar energy proponents win one
Concord Monitor: New Hampshire Liquor Commission cautions that new competition south of the border could be drain on sales
Concord Monitor: Legislators hear merits of addiction-centered alternative sentencing program
Eagle-Tribune:  NH law benefits poultry, rabbit producers
Eagle-Tribune: Proposal would end NH ed funding cap
NH1: NH House passes anti-Common Core bill, heading to Hassan's desk
NHBR: Are NH business tax cuts worth the trouble?
NHBR: Industry assails raid on NH’s Renewable Energy Fund

April 15, 2015
Concord Monitor: Balsams bill expected to be amended again
NH1: NH lawmakers hope to change difficulty of getting criminal record information
NHPR: Defense attorneys push back against court efficiency measures

April 13, 2015
Seacoast Online: Panel focuses on living wage
Union Leader: North Country residents head to Concord to push for Balsams expansion support

April 12, 2015
NH1: As NH Senate digs in, House budget plan faces many changes
Union Leader: Are casino hopes coming to an end?
WMUR: State lawmakers to hear testimony on police use of cellphone data
Concord Monitor: End of life legislation gives glimmer of hope for death with dignity

April 11, 2015
Concord Monitor: In mock legislature, discourse, differences of opinions respected; bills range from fun to thought-provoking
Foster's Daily Democrat: Health overhaul advisory group meets in NH
NH1: Repeal of permit to carry a concealed gun in NH gaining steam

April 10, 2015
WMUR: NHGOP chair blasts O’Brien for post critical of Ayotte, Wihby, others article  
Conway Daily Sun: Police chiefs concerned about Bradley's gun bill
Foster's Daily Democrat: State website knocked out for several hours

April 9, 2015
Concord Monitor: A bevy of NH beer bills evidence of growth, change in the market
NH1: Move to preserve NH Rainy Day Fund gets push back
NH1: Seniors protest use of $7 million of nursing home money to balance NH budget

April 8, 2015
Concord Monitor: New Hampshire casino supporters point to expanded gambling as a new source of state revenue
Concord Monitor: Law Enforcement Against Prohibition weighs in on New Hampshire marijuana decriminalization
Eagle-Tribune: House panel hears testimony on casino bill
NH1: Lawmakers consider giving immunity for those who report a drug overdose via 9-1-1
NHPR: NH Senate weighs decriminalization of marijuana
NHPR: Senate ponders bill on overdose immunity
NHPR: Morse pitches Senate's two-casino bill
Seacoast Online: NRA targets Portsmouth rep for concealed-carry bill
Union Leader: Last-ditch effort for gambling presented to House panel
Union Leader: Pot decriminalization proponents target new state senators

April 7, 2015
Foster's Daily Democrat: NH bill would protect people who report alcohol, drug overdoses
NH1: Will NH Senate agree with House on tax hikes, expanded gambling?
NHPR: Plenty of challenges facing Senate in drafting budget

April 6, 2015
Union Leader: Lawmakers want to know who's financing NERA
Concord Monitor: NH officials weighing another round of voter ID, eligibility changes

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