(The following editorial appeared Jan. 29 on Seacoastonline.com)
Millions of Americans watched Wednesday night as President Barack Obama gave his first State of the Union Address. While the president's remarks to this country on his plans to reform health care, turn around the economy and balance the budget impact us all, changes at the local level have a more direct impact.
According to a report from the Public Policy Institute of California, turnout at local… Continue
Added by LFDA Editor on January 29, 2010 at 10:56am —
(The following article can be found on WMUR.com)
Among those intently watching President Barack Obama deliver his first State of the Union included the unemployed. In New Hampshire, that translated into thousands of job-seekers.
Declaring "I don't quit,'" an embattled President Barack Obama vowed in his first State of the Union address Wednesday night to make job growth his topmost… Continue
Added by LFDA Editor on January 28, 2010 at 12:48pm —
Submitted by LFDA member Betty Ann Trought
With our economy falling apart and school funding at great risk, I just can't believe our legislators are being asked to revisit same sex marriage. As a person of faith, I find it insulting that select members of certain churches feel they have a right to dictate their religious views on the rest of us.
I hope our Town Meetings and legislators have the faith in our NH Constitution (representative government) to ignore these… Continue
Added by LFDA Editor on January 27, 2010 at 9:34am —
Concord, NH – Senate Minority Leader Peter Bragdon (R-Milford) issued the following statement in response to Governor Lynch’s State of the State Address:
“I applaud Governor Lynch’s focus on jobs and the economy. Unfortunately, the tax-and-spend policies of Governor Lynch and the Democrats are actually making it harder for working families to get by and are discouraging companies from hiring new employees. The first and best move the Governor can make is to join all the business… Continue
Added by LFDA Editor on January 22, 2010 at 9:58am —
Madam Speaker, Madam President, Mr. Chief Justice, honorable members of the Governor's Council, the Judiciary, the House and Senate, and my fellow citizens of New Hampshire:
Let me take a moment to introduce my wife and our exceptional first lady, Dr. Susan Lynch. I want to thank her for her support and for all that she does for the people of New Hampshire.
We all mourn the lives lost in the Haitian earthquake and are saddened by the suffering that so many of that… Continue
Added by LFDA Editor on January 21, 2010 at 1:00pm —
The following editorial appeared Jan. 20 in The Nashua Telegraph. The author is Scott Flegal, a business lawyer and mediator.
2010 is upon us, I’ve recently turned 50, and as the British rock band Sparks sang in 1979, I’ve got angst in my pants.
Let’s just say that so far this year, I’m in a contemplative spirit. And when I’m in a contemplative spirit, I’m usually grouchy, so I tend to think about questions and issues that bug me. I thought I might share a few of… Continue
Added by LFDA Editor on January 20, 2010 at 9:30am —
The following editorial appeared Jan. 15 in The Concord Monitor.
If New Hampshire lawmakers still harbor any doubt about the need for a mandatory seatbelt law, Sunday's fatal crash in Salisbury should clarify their thinking.
The 9 a.m. accident that killed 18-year-old Alexis Gendron of Manchester does not appear to have involved alcohol or excessive speed. Gendron was the front-seat passenger when her 17-year-old friend lost control of her vehicle and struck a truck… Continue
Added by LFDA Editor on January 15, 2010 at 9:00am —
The following editorial appeared Jan. 13 in The Union Leader.
In passing a law expanding the state's interest and dividends tax to all partnerships and limited liability companies, mistakes were made, Senate Majority Leader Maggie Hassan, D-Exeter, told the Exeter Rotary Club on Monday. Because mistakes were made, changes might be necessary, she hinted.
"Our biggest mistake is not communicating what we did. We had a July 1 deadline, we had $11 million bearing down… Continue
Added by LFDA Editor on January 13, 2010 at 10:11am —
I like many others are concerned with taxes, and the many other issues, but I would love a greater understanding of why there seem to be less and less jobs coming into New Hampshire?
I keep seeming more companies moving out and no one seems to worried about the job market.
Added by Teri Mohr on January 8, 2010 at 12:53pm —
The following is an editorial written by Sen. Sylvia Larsen (D-Concord, Senate president) for The Union Leader.
New Hampshire has a low crime rate that has remained stable for years. So why is the number of people we incarcerate growing?
In the last 10 years, New Hampshire has seen a 3 percent increase in the number of offenders sent to prison for new offenses. And yet our prison population has grown by 26 percent.
Why has our corrections system turned… Continue
Added by LFDA Editor on January 8, 2010 at 11:00am —
In The Union Leader
, former Democratic Party Chairwoman Kathy Sullivan
argues that New Hampshire has "too much government."
"Although New Hampshire is the largest of the three northern New England states, it still is a small state, in both geography and population. We have about 1.3 million… Continue
Added by LFDA Editor on January 5, 2010 at 10:24am —
The Concord Monitor
reports that the New Hampshire legislature will spend most of the upcoming session on economic issues.
What issues do you think legislatures should be dealing with?
Added by Brian Lawson on January 3, 2010 at 1:49pm —