To The Daily Sun,
The Lakes Region TEA Party thanks the speakers at its Dec. 21 meeting and the attendees for their contributions to our discussions.
State Rep. Marc Abear showed us how to use the NH General Court website, www.gencourt.state.nh.us, to find and follow the progress of a bill from its creation to its committee review(s) to its evaluation by the house, to the Senate, and to the governor for veto or signature into law. He also indicated how an idea for a law gets turned from an idea to an LSR — or Legislative Service Request — to a bill.
Jim Thompson provided an information-packed overview of the Refugee Resettlement process; the numbers of refugees that have come and are planned to come to the U.S., to New Hampshire, and to Laconia; how refugees are selected and the organizations that help them resettle in the U.S.; the costs to federal, New Hampshire, and local governments, and the impacts to local communities. Jim's presentation was followed by a wide-ranging group discussion.
The Lakes Region TEA Party meetings are open to members of the public who wish to listen and participate in our discussions.
On behalf of the Lakes Region TEA Party I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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