Positions

Right-To-Work: Peter supported Governor Lynch’s veto of the Right to Work bill (HB 474).  The debate is clearly driven by national outside interest groups and has not been an issue for either New Hampshire businesses or workers.  In 1985, the publisher of the Union Leader, a Republican, Nackey Loeb, said in part:  “Those who support the bill in the name of freedom of choice have forgotten freedom of voice.”  She went on to say: “Those who want the “right to work” bill in New Hampshire are, we suspect hypocritical in claiming to defend the rights of the common man.  They show little interest in preserving New Hampshire’s healthy business and industry climate for the welfare of all.”  I could not agree more.

Marriage Equality: Peter did not support HB 437 or HB 443.  These bills would have repeal same sex marriage. Peter believes Marriage Equality is a civil right that protect individuals’ freedom from unwarranted infringement by government and private organizations.

The 2013-2014 Budget:  Peter supported this bipartisan budget.  This budget restored many of the draconian cuts found in the 2011-2012 budget.  The budget received the unanimous support of the NH Senate and was nearly unanimously supported by the NH House.

Abortion Rights: Peter supports a woman’s right to choose.

Local Education Funding:  Peter does not support a constitutional amendment that would return more if not all of the responsibility of funding our local public schools to the towns and cities.