Saturday, July 2, 2011

Shea-Porter’s actions belie claims to support government transparency

July 3, 2010 by ShawnMillerick  
Filed under News & Politics

Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter claims to support government transparency. But when a reporter from the New Hampshire Union Leader asked her for information about lists of students she obtained – lists that violate policy in at least one district – she called in the lawyers to erect a wall of silence. At issue is a [...]

Nashua hospitals want reform, reduced costs

September 19, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Health

Nashua’s two hospitals endorse health care reform, but warn that any public insurance plan must decrease costs, otherwise they won’t have the funding to provide the same level of services. The top executives of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital welcome federal legislation that would provide coverage to thousands of Americans who [...]

Contract talks net tentative SEA OK

September 19, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under State House

Rather than accept changes to the state’s health care plan, union negotiators took an additional day of furlough as part of a tentative agreement reached yesterday between the state and the State Employees Association, the governor’s office said. Agreed to late in the afternoon, the proposal will go to the bargaining senate of the State [...]

Dems call Somersworth school speech decision ‘partisan’

September 7, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under News & Politics

SOMERSWORTH — The Strafford County Democratic Committee’s chairwoman is circulating a petition to reverse Superintendent Karen Soule’s decision to not air live, in any of the school district’s five schools, President Barack Obama’s special address on Tuesday. The chairwoman, 25-year-old Caitlin Daniuk, said more than 100 people in the School Administrative Unit 56 communities of [...]

Norelli: “They’re making me look like an evil witch”

September 4, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives Terie Norelli lashes out against Republicans who claim she is open to, and secretly pushing for, an income tax in the Portsmouth Herald: She said she’s upset with Republicans for what she seeks as grasping at straws. “They’ve got me conjuring up new taxes for the public,” [...]

Dems Misread News Events in Attack on GOP, War of Words Ensues

May 20, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

Give Victoria Bonney a break. The new Democratic State Party communications director is still settling into her job. But that’s no excuse, at least if you ask her Republican counterpart Ryan Williams, for her evident misreading of a Foster’s Daily Democrat news item this morning, which Bonney attempted to turn into an attack on the [...]

New Poll Worrisome for Shea-Porter and Hodes

May 5, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under News & Politics

More than 18 months before a single voter casts a ballot the University of New Hampshire polling center has found troubling results for two Democrats likely to be on the ballot in 2010. In the latest Granite State Poll conducted by UNH Professor Andy Smith Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter and Congressman Paul Hodes, who is gearing [...]

Republicans Blast Gay Marriage Bill; Predict Lynch Will Sign

March 27, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

Former New Hampshire Governor and Republican State Committee Chairman John H. Sununu reacted to the New Hampshire House’s endorsement of gay marriage yesterday by saying, “[t]he small margin by which the bill passed should encourage Governor Lynch to take a stand with a clear ‘I will veto this bill if it gets to my desk’ [...]

Sununu Blasts Democrats in New Fundraising Appeal

January 18, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

Former Governor and new Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee John Sununu blasts Democrats in Concord in a new fundraising e-mail obtained by “Today, I officially came out of ‘political retirement’ to accept election as Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party,” Sununu writes in the e-mail. “I am doing this because [...]