Gilmour receives NHHCA award

“This year, Senator Gilmour played a critical role in achieving the passage of legislation which will help ensure the existence of adequate financial support for people who live in assisted living residences or nursing homes.

Says John Poirier, President & CEO of the New Hampshire Health Care Association: “Year in and year out, Senator Gilmour has been a consistent supporter of legislation designed to address some of the structural funding problems that exist in long-term care. A nurse by profession, she uses this experience and expertise when she is making legislative decisions. She has shown outstanding capability in being able to listen to her constituents and work respectfully and effectively with members of both parties in the House and the Senate, even at the most stressful of times. Senator Gilmour is truly a ‘friend of seniors’.”

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Autumn in New Hampshire

..there’s nothing like it, and I feel so fortunate to represent Senate District 12. Our beautiful surroundings and active community truly is the best in the state! I got to see much of the district this past weekend, and to witness everything that makes New Hampshire great. From Nashua block parties, to the opening of the new D.O.G. park, to Hollis and Mason Old Home Days – it was wonderful to see so many of you involved!

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An End of Session Update

The 2013 Legislative session finished late last month. It was very busy throughout the year, but particularly over the last two weeks when the budget needed polishing and compromise, other bills headed to Committees of Conference, and final…really final….votes were cast.

The largest effort in the first year of the biennium is always creating the budget. The 2014-2015 budget went to the Governor’s desk for her signature with three days to spare before the current fiscal year ended!

This budget is a significant step forward for the priorities I ran on… creating jobs, strengthening the economy, and improving the health and safety of the people of New Hampshire. This bipartisan, fiscally responsible balanced budget passed both the House and Senate by the largest margins since 2001!

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Gilmour Sponsors Bill to Expand NH Oral Health Providers– NashuaPatch

On Tuesday, New Hampshire lawmakers considered a bill being sponsored by State Senator Peggy Gilmour along with a bipartisan list of co-sponsors designed to improve access to oral health care. Nearly twenty advocates, dental professionals, business and community leaders offered testimony at the Senate Health, Education and Human Services Committee’s hearing of SB 193, a bill to establish a dental hygienist practitioner.

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Statement by Democratic Senate and House Members of the Joint Health Care Reform Oversight Committee

CONCORD – Joint Health Care Reform Oversight Committee Senate member Peg Gilmour (D-Hollis) and House members Cindy Rosenwald (D-Nashua) and Ed Butler (D-Hart’s Location) released the following statement today in response to Republican comments on first meeting.

“We agree with Governor Hassan that in order to improve the health of our citizens it is critical for New Hampshire to have significant input in the development of our health benefit marketplace. Leaving control of New Hampshire’s exchange solely in the hands of the Federal Government is not in the best interest of our citizens and businesses. New Hampshire State Agencies have made it clear that a partnership exchange will enable New Hampshire to maintain the most control possible while best serving individuals, families, and businesses.”

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