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Key Votes

Margaret Wood Hassan's Voting Records on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Margaret 'Maggie' Wood Hassan
Office: Governor (NH), Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for Governor
Primary Sept. 9, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Thomas; 2 Children: Ben, Meg
Birth Date: 02/27/1958
Birth Place: Boston, MA
Home City: Exeter, NH
Religion: United Church of Christ

New Hampshire Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
June 9, 2010 SSHB 1 Budget Financing Bill Passed - Senate
(14 - 10)
March 24, 2010 SB 489 Gambling Expansion Bill Passed - Senate
(14 - 10)
June 24, 2009 HB 1 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(13 - 11)
June 4, 2008 SB 321 Cigarette Tax Increase and Wine Discount Reduction Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(12 - 11)
June 4, 2008 SSHB 1 Education Appropriations Bill Passed - Senate
(14 - 9)
May 15, 2008 HB 1509 Allocation of Gambling/Gaming Profits Bill Passed - Senate
(16 - 8)
March 20, 2008 SB 502 Expanding Unemployment Compensation Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate
(16 - 8)
March 20, 2008 SB 539 Education Funding Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(14 - 10)
March 6, 2008 Amdt 0891 to SB 530 Fully Subsidized Kindergarten Construction Program Amendment Rejected - Senate
(10 - 12)
Feb. 21, 2008 CACR 34 Constitutional Amendment to Define an Adequate Education Resolution Passed - Senate
(19 - 5)
June 22, 2007 HB 1 208-2009 Operating Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(16 - 8)
June 14, 2007 CACR 19 Constitutional Amendment Regarding Education Resolution Failed - Senate
(14 - 10)
April 12, 2007 CACR 18 Adequate Education Funding Bill Passed - Senate
(15 - 9)
May 4, 2006 HB 76 Charter School Aid Bill Passed - Senate
(15 - 8)

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Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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