New Hampshire's Virtual Town Hall
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,…Continue
Added by LFDA Editor on May 7, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments
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.
Added by Paul Briand on May 7, 2015 at 8:03am — No Comments
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?
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…Continue
Added by LFDA Editor on May 6, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments
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 PACER.gov and I have a website - www.EDRIG.org --…Continue
Added by Patricia Thunquist on May 6, 2015 at 6:01pm — No Comments
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
WHEN WE ELECT A PRES INTO OFFICE HIS #1 THING IS TO UP HOLD THE CONSTITUTION.......
WELL WHY IS OBAMA STILL IN OFFICE THEN....CAUSE HE HAS VIOLATED EVERY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT....
SO WHY IS HE STILL IN OFFICE....HE ATTENDS FLAG BURNINGS, HE ALLOWS MUUUUUSSSLIMMMS TO DISRESPECT OUR FLAGS AND OUR COUNTRY......IMPEACH OBAMA IMPEACH OBAMA
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
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 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.…Continue
Added by LFDA Editor on May 5, 2015 at 9:11pm — No Comments
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.Continue
Added by LFDA Editor on May 4, 2015 at 9:41pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Harold Rosen on May 4, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by LFDA Editor on May 3, 2015 at 10:09pm — No Comments
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
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.Continue
Added by LFDA Editor on April 30, 2015 at 10:17pm — No Comments
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.Continue
Added by LFDA Editor on April 29, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments
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
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.Continue
Added by LFDA Editor on April 28, 2015 at 9:12pm — No Comments
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