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Sept. 20: Hassan’s vetoes sustained

The state Legislature this week got down to the business of dealing with Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of bills from the 2014 session. The House and Senate upheld all four of her vetoes.

Here is the legislation that the governor had vetoed:

  • SB 391 -- an act relative to the juvenile justice advisory board, the policies and procedures of the youth development center and a reduction in…

Added by LFDA's Week in Review on September 20, 2014 at 7:14am — No Comments

Please End War in Other Countries; ISIS, Syria, Iraq & Don't Send our Troops to Africa!

By Lea Bryant

This is a letter to you Mr. President, we cannot start a war in other countries and then sanction Russia for them entering Ukraine.  That is totally wrong and a double standard and these countries are getting sick of it!  I worry that this ISIS war will start and ignite the WWIII with Russia & China and possibly other countries coming against our country leaving us totally Powerless.

I hope and pray that you make the right decision Mr. President and pull…


Added by Lea Bryant on September 19, 2014 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Poverty rate falls in New Hampshire

There were about 17,000 fewer people living in poverty in New Hampshire in 2013 compared to the year before, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The 1.3 percent decline from about 128,500 people in poverty in 2012 to roughly 111,500 last year is the second-sharpest drop in the nation, trailing only Wyoming's 1.7 percent decrease.

Read the full article from…


Added by LFDA Editor on September 18, 2014 at 11:14pm — No Comments

House unable to override veto of workplace bullying law

Lawmakers in Concord on Wednesday were unable to override the veto of a bill that dealt with the bullying of state workers.

The proposed law called for the adoption of a police to deal with workplace harassment among the state's 11,000 workers, but opponents argued it would open the door to lawsuits the state can't afford.

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Added by LFDA Editor on September 17, 2014 at 9:19pm — No Comments

NH unemployment rate unchanged since April at 4.4 percent

The New Hampshire Employment Security office said the state's unemployment rate still hasn't changed since April, registering at 4.4 percent for August.

In August 2013, the seasonally adjusted rate for New Hampshire was 5.3 percent.

Read the full article from WMUR.

Added by LFDA Editor on September 16, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Senate fails to override Hassan veto of juvenile justice bill

The NH Senate has upheld Gov. Maggie Hassan’s veto of Senate Bill 391, which sought to change the state’s juvenile justice system.

The 12-9 vote fell along party lines and was two votes shy of the 2/3rd margin needed to override.

Read the full article from NHPR.

Added by LFDA Editor on September 15, 2014 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Hot spotlight put on NH domestic violence

As the country debates how best to prevent and stop domestic violence, New Hampshire experts say they hope a new law here will make life safer for victims.

And advocates say they also hope the national conversation sparked by a video showing Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice knocking out his future wife in a hotel elevator will lead to real changes, not just within the National Football League but in the broader society.…


Added by LFDA Editor on September 14, 2014 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Americans For Prosperity (Republican or Not)

By Jim Webb

Will this post even make it to the internet ?

I am Jim Webb (Republican) from Derry NH .

I ask (Tom Thompson) to really think about AFP and their agenda, I am running for my third term in the house. I have been a good solid Republican candidate (That Wins) . AFP has attacked me with false attack adds that are full of lies, they claimed I voted for Obama Care and tax increases these accusations are not…


Added by Jim Webb on September 13, 2014 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Sept. 13: Tuesday’s primary sets stage for November final

Republican voters in Tuesday’s primary selected their slate of statewide candidates in November’s final election: Walt Havenstein for governor, Scott Brown for U.S. Senate, Frank Guinta for 1st Congressional District, and Marilinda Garcia for 2nd CD.

They’ll face the Democratic incumbents who were largely unopposed in Tuesday’s primary:  Maggie Hassan for governor, Jeanne Shaheen for U.S. Senate, Carol Shea-Porter for 1st CD, and Ann Kuster for 2nd CD.

As LFDA editor Paul…


Added by LFDA's Week in Review on September 13, 2014 at 7:37am — No Comments

PLEASE change parties

I love you man, and all you stand for, but you need to change parties or go independent.  I can not for a Republican.  Please change parties or my vote has to go to Hillary (unfortunately).


Retired USMC

Anthony Freudig

Added by Anthony Freud on September 12, 2014 at 9:23am — No Comments

New Hampshire primary turnout was 19 percent

Just over 19 percent of registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday's primaries, according to Secretary of State Bill Gardner.

Gardner said the 121,881 Republican ballots cast was the third-highest number of votes cast in a Republican primary. In contrast, only 43,556 ballots were cast in the Democratic primary, which featured almost no contested races at the top of the ticket.…


Added by LFDA Editor on September 11, 2014 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Reform NH Current Use Law RSA 79-a

By Bradford Keith

Orford Example of CU Cost

Appreciating the objective of encouraging the preservation of our State's open space, ask anyone what our current use law costs your town.  When I did, no one could answer me, including the DRA.  Why?  The law doesn't require the reporting of…


Added by Bradford Keith on September 11, 2014 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Havenstein, Hassan hit road on race to governor's office

A day after the primary, the candidates vying for the state's corner office were out shaking hands.

Republican Walt Havenstein met voters at a Concord restaurant and spent time with GOP officials, while Gov. Maggie Hassan spent the morning with a man who has become a local superstar: Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.

Read the full article from…


Added by LFDA Editor on September 10, 2014 at 10:53pm — No Comments

No surprises in primary, but November could be full of them

By Paul Briand

It’s no surprise, really, that there were no surprises in the results of yesterday’s primary.

The people who won in the various statewide Republican races were expected to win: Scott Brown in the U.S. Senate race, Walt Havenstein in the governor’s race, Frank…


Added by Paul Briand on September 10, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Majority of LFDA members disagree with militarization of local police departments (586 responses; 8/17/14)

By Rob Levey

On nearly any given day, we are likely to read a news report from somewhere that chronicles the use of military-grade equipment by a local police department in response to a crisis. In the aftermath of Ferguson, MO, the Live Free or Die Alliance (LFDA) asked Facebook members whether the NH congressional delegation should support legislation that would limit the acquisition of such equipment by local police. While not unanimous, the response was…


Added by LFDA Editor on September 10, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments

Havenstein sails to victory, will face Hassan for governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein defeated Andrew Hemingway Tuesday night, and will take on Gov. Maggie Hassan in November.

Havenstein seized an early lead, and kept it throughout the evening. With 35 percent of precincts reporting, Havenstein had 57 percent of the vote. The campaign was waiting to talk to Hemingway before declaring victory.

Read the full article…


Added by LFDA Editor on September 9, 2014 at 10:23pm — No Comments

LFDA members divided on banning of synthetic products (396 Responses; 8/14/14)

By Rob Levey

In response to a surge in overdoses on synthetic marijuana, including one week in which 34 were reported in Manchester, the Live Free or Die Alliance (LFDA) asked Facebook members if NH should ban such products. Their response was clear, as 70% of respondents who directly answered the question said they support a ban on synthetic marijuana products, which is known as “Spice,” while 30% percent said they would not support it. However, of all those who…


Added by LFDA Editor on September 9, 2014 at 1:11pm — No Comments

New hearing sought in NH education tax credit case

Lawyers for a group trying to overturn a law allowing a business tax credit to fund private school scholarships filed a motion Monday saying the state's high court made a mistake when it left the law intact.

The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union is asking the Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling or rehear a key pillar of the arguments.

Read the full article from Seacoast…


Added by LFDA Editor on September 8, 2014 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Other Candidates

I noticed that there was only one candidate on your webpage for Sullivan County.  So do you plan to list the rest of us?

Added by Rep. Virginia O'Brien Irwin on September 8, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Western states drought / take action now!

By Terry

The drought in our western states is arguably the worst threat our country currently faces. We need to take action! A second potential catastrophe near the Hansford Nuclear Waste facility in Washington, is also silently threatening us, as uncontained nuclear waste continues to seep ever closer the Columbia River. All efforts to clean it up have failed as workers continue to suffer from radiation poising.…


Added by Terry on September 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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