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Should Hassan veto concealed carry legislation? (2015 responses; 5/2/15)

By Jacquelyn Benson

The Granite State took a step closer to the gun rights ideal of “Constitutional Carry” last week when the House passed SB 116, a bill that would allow residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit. However, Gov. Maggie Hassan stated that she planned to veto the bill. In light of the controversy, the Live Free or Die Alliance (LFDA) put the issue to its Facebook members, who number over 50,000.


In response to the question,…


Added by LFDA Editor on May 7, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments

NH voters slightly more engaged in GOP presidential primary

By Paul Briand

Yesterday, I posted some analysis of a poll that measured voter engagement in the Democratic presidential primary here in New Hampshire.

Today, the other shoe has dropped -- a poll that measured Granite State voter engagement in the Republican presidential primary.

The …


Added by Paul Briand on May 7, 2015 at 8:03am — No Comments

NH a low tax state?

By Anthony Skarkovitch

Everyone who is lamenting the high property taxes in NH seems to be forgetting a few important points. NH has the lowest sales tax rate of all the states, zero (a very regressive tax) and the lowest income tax rate of all the states (except for the few other states which also have no income tax). Doesn't this count for something? Shouldn't the issue be the extent to which NH taxes it citizens, not the rate of one particular form of tax?

Added by Anthony Skarkovitch on May 7, 2015 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

NH House passes bill to restrict synthetic drugs

The New Hampshire House voted Wednesday to restrict the sale and possession of synthetic drugs, a move aimed at curbing New Hampshire's growing drug addiction problems.

A number of cities and towns already ban the sale of synthetic drugs, such as spice or bath salts, but this bill creates a statewide ban. It also includes an education piece: Within three months of passage, the Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery must recommend policies…


Added by LFDA Editor on May 6, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Chafee's Visit to NH

I live in RI and have a federal civil action against the US Attorney's Office for my wrongful termination due to my disability (Cv-09-587 -PJB-LBM)  I filed my case pro se in RI in 2009, but it was transferred to federal court in NH and assigned to Judge Barbardaro due to bias of RI judges.  That bias did not change in NH (See motion asking for dismissal w/o prejudice in 2014).  All filings are accessible on and I have a website - --…


Added by Patricia Thunquist on May 6, 2015 at 6:01pm — No Comments

NH voters ‘not engaged’ yet in Democratic presidential primary

By Paul Briand

The biggest take-away from the new WMUR Granite State Poll on the 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary among Democrats is that voters aren’t interested. At least right now.

The poll was done by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, and it concentrated on the Democrats who are -- and who might be -- running for the party…


Added by Paul Briand on May 6, 2015 at 11:38am — No Comments





Added by RR on May 6, 2015 at 9:59am — No Comments


People....OPEN your eyes......why are we  sitting back allowing this worthless Pres. run our country in the ground...the same country our grandparents fought for.....He is suppose to up hold the constitution but yet has done everything against it..........

Added by RR on May 6, 2015 at 9:54am — No Comments

Crap runs down hill

you know i was thought that poop runs down hill...Well i got tired of it running down so i climbed up that hill to the problem where it started coming down hill and fixed the problem.....well people.......this is what we got to do to Obama....we need to climb up that hill and clip him off at the knees.....

Added by RR on May 6, 2015 at 9:49am — No Comments

Hundreds pack State House for public budget hearing

Hundreds of New Hampshire residents flooded the State House on Tuesday to advocate for more state spending on substance abuse treatment, services for people with developmental disabilities and mental illness, the university system and more.

The Senate Finance Committee heard public testimony for hours as part of its process of reworking the House's $11.2 billion, two-year state budget. Senators must pass a budget by June 4.…


Added by LFDA Editor on May 5, 2015 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Budget fight hits crunch time in NH

With two months left in the legislative session, Senate budget writers are focused on reworking the House's $11.2 billion two-year state spending plan.

Senators must pass a budget by June 4, before entering into negotiations with the House. The two chambers will then send Gov. Maggie Hassan a plan that she'll have until June 30 to sign.

Read the full article from Seacoast…


Added by LFDA Editor on May 4, 2015 at 9:41pm — No Comments

The Rise in School Threats and the New Hampshire Lottery

Relevant data pertaining to suspicious patterns from the New Hampshire Lottery associated with school threats. 

Ever since the Pennsylvania Lottery scandal occurred on April 24, 1980, also known as the ‘Triple 6 Fix,’ we learn of the potentiality of the lottery games to be illegally manipulated and exploited.  And also most relevant is the infamous lottery result of '9-1-1' that occurred on September 11, 2002 from the New York Lottery (Exactly…


Added by Harold Rosen on May 4, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

NH medical marijuana dispensaries still months away, unlikely before 2016

It's been nearly two years since the New Hampshire Legislature passed a medical marijuana law, but it's unlikely that the first dispensaries will open here until 2016.

"Evaluators" are still combing through the applications - each hundreds of pages long - from the 14 nonprofit entities vying to open alternative treatment centers (ATCs), according to the state health department.…


Added by LFDA Editor on May 3, 2015 at 10:09pm — No Comments

May 2: House kills casino measure

Gov. Maggie Hassan didn’t get very much of what she wanted from the New Hampshire Legislature this week.

She wanted the legalization of a casino. She didn’t get that. And she wanted the Legislature to hold onto a law that requires a permit to carry a concealed weapon. She didn’t get that either.

The Senate had passed SB 113, the so-called two casino option. Anticipation of the…


Added by LFDA's Week in Review on May 2, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

NH Senate passes ban on tanning for minors

A bill preventing anyone under age 18 from using tanning facilities is heading to Gov. Maggie Hassan's desk.

Senators passed the bill on a voice vote Thursday, and it has already passed the House. The bill's supporters say it's necessary to protect the health of teenagers, similar to the ban on minors buying cigarettes.

Read the full article from Seacoast…


Added by LFDA Editor on April 30, 2015 at 10:17pm — No Comments

NH House defeats casino gambling bill

House lawmakers voted Wednesday to defeat a bill that would have allowed casino gambling in the Granite State.

Expanded gambling supporters thought this could be the year the House passed a casino bill that promised to eventually bring millions of dollars in revenue to the state. But as it always has, the House killed the proposal.

Read the full article from…


Added by LFDA Editor on April 29, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Bernie for President

Go Bernie!!!  This is the best news ever that Bernie is running for president.  He is the best person for our country!! 

Added by Debbie Dudek on April 29, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Retirement Age!!!

I support you 100% for American citizens to keep the second amendment. . But refuse to support you in raising retirement age...We work our whole life to RETIRE and that should not be taken away...age 65 is what it should be period..The United states takes enough money from us every week to pay for social security...they need to stop taking from that money cause its NOT there's to take!! So you will get all of my families votes if you focus more on supporting us the Americans in all that we are… Continue

Added by Chris on April 29, 2015 at 6:42am — 1 Comment

Havenstein says he won’t run for governor in 2016

Former candidate for governor Walt Havenstein said Tuesday he will not run for the office again in 2016 and indicated he might eventually relocate out of state.

Havenstein lost to Gov. Maggie Hassan in last year’s governor’s race by a 52 to 47 percent margin. He had been viewed as a possible contender for governor next year as well.

Read the full article from…


Added by LFDA Editor on April 28, 2015 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Hassan defends budget and casino in Portsmouth chamber remarks (VIDEO)

By Paul Briand

Gov. Maggie Hassan defended her $11.5 billion budget proposal and her support of casino gambling in remarks Tuesday morning to the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce.

She made her "state of the state" address to about 70 people at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside, and she stuck to a script that didn't break any new ground in terms of what she sees as the benefits of her budget and the damage she sees from what the GOP House has done to…


Added by Paul Briand on April 28, 2015 at 12:22pm — No Comments

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