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Stimulus So Far: $416 million; 34 Full Time Jobs

July 13, 2009 by Patrick  
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Stimulus Job Numbers in Granite State Still a Mystery

May 29, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

The New Hampshire Office of Economic Recovery, the ad hoc agency constructed to oversee stimulus projects in New Hampshire, cannot say how many jobs the stimulus bill has created in the Granite State, despite President Barack Obama’s boast this week that the U.S. is “already seeing results” and that the stimulus has already “saved or [...]

Republicans: Forget Gay Marriage, Focus on Economy

May 21, 2009 by Patrick  
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Gay Marriage Could Be Dead this Year

May 21, 2009 by Patrick  
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As reported yesterday, the New Hampshire House rejected modest changes to gay marriage legislation insisted upon by Gov. John Lynch by the slimmest of margins and instead voted to move the bill to conference committee and continue to negotiate with the Senate to come up with a final bill. This is bad news for [...]

SHOCK: House Rejects Lynch’s Demands

May 20, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

Just last week legislation legalizing gay marriage was on the fast track to Gov. John Lynch’s desk, where it would be signed into law, provided the legislature make modest changes respecting the freedom of religion. The Senate accepted the changes today but the House did not. The Senate passed the changes by a vote of [...]

Pro-Gay Marriage Forces: We Have Lynch “Painted into Corner”

May 18, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
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A powerful pro-gay marriage group felt it had Democratic Gov. John Lynch “painted into a corner” only four days before Lynch altered his position on gay marriage legislation saying he would sign it if the legislature made minor changes to the text of the bill, according to an e-mail obtained by The e-mail, dated [...]

Governor Cuts Deal to Support Gay Marriage

May 15, 2009 by Patrick  
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In a reversal, New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch now says he will support gay marriage legislation passed by both the state House of Representatives and the state Senate provided those bodies make slight changes to the legislation before it hits his desk. The changes Lynch recommends are seen as a formality and it is now [...]

Expect Intense Pressure on Lynch as Gay Marriage Decision Nears

May 3, 2009 by Patrick  
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At least one out-of-state conservative group plans to run television advertising directed at Democratic Gov. John Lynch, has learned, as decision time nears as to whether he will sign or veto gay marriage legislation, or allow it to become law without his signature. Lynch has given few clues as to how he will decide. [...]

This Week’s Senate Battles Pit Lynch against Buckley

April 27, 2009 by Patrick  
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New Hampshire Senators will tackle two controversial pieces of legislation this week; a measure to legalize gay marriage and another that would grant special rights to “transgendered” individuals, which has been dubbed the “bathroom bill” because it would permit male cross-dressers to enter a woman’s bathroom at will. The outcomes will help to illuminate who [...]

Legislator Wants Full Blown Gay Marriage (Updated)

December 26, 2008 by Patrick  
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[This article has been updated from it's original posting.] A little over one year after the New Hampshire General Court passed and the governor signed a civil union law that it swore was not intended to open the door to full blown gay marriage, the sponsor of the original bill is attempting to do just [...]