What’s up in Concord?

It’s budget season and I thought this update should be focused on what we’re seeing in terms of GOP policy priorities and budget proposals. Much to my dismay, we are seeing the return of tired policies that do nothing to improve New Hampshire or move her forward. For example, a spate of bills increasing gun […]

Fear and Change

No matter what we do, we have to adapt to the changes of our time. This is a picture of our granddaughter proudly wearing a mask I made this spring. We were on zoom when she saw me showing her mom kids’ masks I was sewing and she said, “I want one!” How well we […]

Primary Win! THANK YOU!

First and foremost, thanks so much for your support. I spent the long weekend before the primary writing answers to the questions of attorneys from the Public Utilities’ Commission, Eversource and Unitil on the statewide, online energy data platform were trying to build to enhance energy efficiency and planning efforts for the state of New […]

Re-Elect Kat McGhee

With the June 2020 filing period just ended, I’m announcing that I am running for re-election as a New Hampshire State Representative. I filed in Hillsborough 27 this year, a change from the floterial district in which I ran in 2016 and served from 2018 until present. It was a tough decision to change my […]

Best laid plans…Covid19

Well, we all had plans for spring 2020 and beyond. But, unlike all the years before in all our collective life-experience, this year the long-anticipated global pandemic decided to sideline life for an indeterminate period of time. How are we handling our new found permanent weekends? Well, it’s a jumble of adaptation, anxiety, and reengaging […]

Can NH lead on Climate Action?

In January I wrote a My Turn piece for the Concord Monitor. It was the result of my decision to work on the subcommittee for HB735 over the summer with prime sponsor and fellow-Science, Technology & Energy Committee member, Lee Oxenham. HB735 is a carbon cash-back program. It seeks to fix the market failure that […]

NH values are Democratic

As a Democrat, I spend my time trying to: fix things, learn things, meet people to hear what they need from me and make a difference for my district. I do not spend time misleading people about the issues or my opponents. It used to be that people would see through that kind of political […]

Year End Wrap Up

A highlight of my first year in Concord was having the opportunity to work with Senator Martha Fuller-Clark, a personal hero of mine. I Chaired a House Subcommittee when SB284, her bill to implement a statewide, online energy platform so customers can measure and manage their solar and renewable energy sources, came over to the […]

State House Update

In my last blog post, I promised to give you an update on what I’ve been working on since heading to the the State House. Some people know that I lead a warrant article effort by writing and conducting training on the issue of Citizen’s United and money in our politics back in 2014. I […]

Property Tax Relief

On the trail with Rep. Donna Mombourquette in New Boston, we heard repeated calls for property tax relief. It would be great if everyone understood that all that tax-cutting at the state level results in a down-shifting to your property tax bill. On February 14th, the House passed HB497 to reinstate a 15% contribution to […]