gatsas http://nhpr.org en Senate Committee: No to Refugee Moratorium http://nhpr.org/post/senate-committee-no-refugee-moratorium <p>&nbsp;</p><p>A senate committee has voted to send a bill that would allow communities to ask for a one year moratorium on refugee resettlement for further study.</p><p>The committee voted 3-1 to refer the bill to interim study, with Senator David Boutin from Hooksett dissenting. That vote is a polite way of asking the full senate to let the measure die quietly.</p><p>Committee Chair Senator Jack Barnes says he doesn&rsquo;t think the state legislature has the authority to pass this bill.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 19:14:45 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 3179 at http://nhpr.org Senate Committee: No to Refugee Moratorium NH House Passes Refugee Moratorium Bill http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-passes-refugee-moratorium-bill <p>&nbsp;</p><p><br />The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted today to pass a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/Results.aspx?q=1&amp;txtsessionyear=2012">bill&nbsp;</a>that would allow the city of Manchester to ask for a moratorium on refugee resettlement.</p><p>The bill is a seen as a victory for Manchester Mayor Ted&nbsp;Gatsas, who&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/manchester-seeks-refugee-moratorium">has been calling for a moratorium since last July</a>.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 20:49:25 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 2546 at http://nhpr.org NH House Passes Refugee Moratorium Bill