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State agency openly lobbies for ‘second stimulus’

December 24, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation is openly asking for a ‘second stimulus’ from the federal government in a press release issued on Wednesday. “This past year virtually doubled the NHDOT’s annual federal funding for transportation improvement projects,” said Commissioner George Campbell. “New Hampshire’s needs still far outweigh available funding, and we would welcome passage [...]

Republicans: Health bill will destroy state budget

November 10, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

From NECN:

State bails out Claremont Eagle Times with loan guarantee

November 8, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under Business, HP_Featured, State House

Kevin Landrigan of the Nashua Telegraph reports on a decision this week by the state’s Executive Council to guarantee a loan of $250,000 to a bankrupt newspaper that is now owned by an out-of-state media company. has inquired as to whether the newspaper will be covering Executive Council races in the 2010 election. We [...]

POLL: Overwhelming support for death penalty expansion

November 4, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

There is a new push in Concord to expand the state’s death penalty law after the diabolical slaying of a Mont Vernon woman in her own home, reports Kevin Landrigan of the Nashua Telegraph. A Mont Vernon legislator unveiled plans Tuesday to expand the death penalty to include home invasions by those who have the [...]

Sununu: “Election sends clear message to Governor Lynch”

November 4, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

How should Granite State political obsessives interpret Tuesday’s election results? As “a clear message to Governor Lynch and the radical leadership in the House and Senate that New Hampshire is fed up with the lack of fiscal discipline that has been displayed by the Democrats,” according to GOP Chair and former Gov. John Sununu. Sununu [...]

Democrats try to assure citizenry they don’t secretly want an income tax

October 28, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under State House

Democratic House majority floor leader Dan Eaton has an Op-Ed in Wednesday’s Concord Monitor in which he seeks to assure the public that the Democrats in Concord are not secretly “angling for an income tax,” and in so doing takes a personal shot at one of his colleagues: State Rep. David Hess’s column, “Democrats are [...]

Anti-spending crowd likes the sound of “Gov. John Stephen”

October 28, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

During the Q&A session toward the end of the House GOP’s Stop the Spending Summit on Tuesday in Concord, someone playfully asked presenter John Stephen when he will be announcing for governor. The crowd responded with applause.

Ayotte: Legislature should expand death penalty in wake of Mont Vernon slaying

October 25, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

Republican Senate hopeful and former state Attorney General urged the state legislature to consider expanding the state’s death penalty law to include “atrocious” crimes such as that which occurred in Mont Vernon earlier this month during an appearance on WMUR’s Close-Up on Sunday. Ayotte personally tried a cop killer while serving as Attorney General and [...]

Could GOP benefit as state resident patterns change?

October 25, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under State House

New Hampshire’s lack of population growth over the last several years, and in particular the last two, may give Republican candidates a better chance in 2010 of recapturing some of the seats they lost in 2008, according to John H. Sununu, chairman of the state Republican Committee. Sununu, also a former New Hampshire governor, said [...]

Repubs to counter ‘tax summit’ with ‘stop the spending’ forum

October 21, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under State House

From the House Republicans’ press release: Republicans Respond to Democrats’ “Income Tax Summit” With a Session to “Stop the Spending” With the future of the New Hampshire Advantage and our quality of life in the state at stake, State House Republicans today announced plans to hold a public forum to discuss ways to cut state [...]

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