While working in the NH State House, we were able to pass Paycheck Equity.
As a Member of the Labor Committee we received hours of testimony making it clear that this would benefit NH in many ways. Women and men came to testify that NH needed to face this issue to make the state more attractive to young families, and retain the workforce needed by our growing economy.
We also wrote several bills, requested by a Ward 1 Constituents. One actually saves lives.
We were told that this had been attempted every year, and no one could bring it through the Legislature to the Governor’s desk. But this one billt made it clear to the Transportation Committee that NH was ready for the Hands Free Law.
Our new law is being copied around the country as sensible, reasonable, and smart.