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Hassan, Havenstein running close in gubernatorial money race

Thanks to nearly $1.5 million from his own pocket, Republican candidate for governor Walt Havenstein is keeping pace in the race for campaign money with Democratic incumbent Maggie Hassan.

According to reports filed Wednesday with the Secretary of State, Havenstein reports a campaign war chest of $1,989,876. That includes $1,474,000 in personal loans and another $17,000 from other family members.…


Added by LFDA Editor on August 20, 2014 at 10:08pm — No Comments

NH officials react to journalist's death in Syria

New Hampshire officials had harsh words for terrorists and sympathetic words for the family of New Hampshire journalist James Foley, who was killed in a grisly beheading shown in a Islamic State video late yesterday:

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH): “Our hearts are broken for the Foley family. James was an innocent civilian who was bravely performing his job as a journalist. This barbaric and heinous act shocks the conscience and highlights the truly evil nature of…


Added by LFDA Editor on August 20, 2014 at 7:07am — No Comments

Candidate profile: Andrew Hemingway, 32, makes case for gubernatorial bid

Andrew Hemingway doesn’t hesitate to share his ideas for New Hampshire – even when he knows you’ll be skeptical. Take his flat tax plan. It would reduce taxes on businesses and start taxing local governments and nonprofits. It’s a major restructuring of the state’s tax policy, which is bound to turn heads and raise eyebrows.

But that doesn’t make him afraid to talk about it.…


Added by LFDA Editor on August 19, 2014 at 9:18pm — No Comments

NH, Mass. governors step into Market Basket negotiations

As an employee revolt at a New England grocery store chain headed into its fifth week, the governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire took the unusual step of personally stepping in to negotiations aimed at ending a standoff threatening the future of the popular low-priced supermarkets.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan participated in negotiations Sunday with the owners of the Market Basket chain — feuding cousins Arthur T. Demoulas and Arthur S.…


Added by LFDA Editor on August 18, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Students’ cell phones—private property? (182 responses; 7/16/14)

By Rob Levey

In a day and age in which technology provides easy access to nearly every kind of information, it presents special challenges for schools that may want to confiscate a child’s cell phone. In Nashua, officials argue that schools possess the right to do whatever is reasonable to provide a safe, educational environment, while the New Hampshire School Board Association has explicitly warned them to not search students' cell phones.

In asking Live Free or Die…


Added by LFDA Editor on August 18, 2014 at 4:46pm — No Comments

New Face Of America!

By Christopher Tuten
2016 President? I think he is a true sincere American with good basic fundamental principals. Please send your Texas Senator your show of support for change for America by requesting him to run for president.

Added by Christopher Tuten on August 18, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Who are they trying to hide or what are they trying to cover-up!

By Vicky O'Dell

 I received an e-mail from DCCC which bothers me a deal.  This e-mail is thanking me for my contribution and support,  It goes on to say that I took them right over edge in this contribution to wreck Boehner and Rove's scheme in Obama-bashing attack. Considering the average gift was 20.00 they are putting my dollars to work fighting the Republican attacks. I have NOT DONE NO SUCH  THING.  This e-mail goes on to say Vicky with your contribution is making a…


Added by Vicky O;Dell on August 18, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

District 15 State Senate primary candidates weigh in on the issues

District 15 Democrats will choose between Concord attorney Dan Feltes and Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger in a Sept. 9 primary. The district includes Concord, Henniker, Hopkinton and Warner. Here’s a breakdown of where they stand on some of the issues in this race.

Read the full article from the Concord…


Added by LFDA Editor on August 17, 2014 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Aug. 16: Governor declares ‘spice’ emergency

Overdoses from the use of synthetic cannabinoids reached a level serious enough this week for Gov. Maggie Hassan to declare a state of emergency.

The governor’s declaration - read it here - allows the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate, isolate or quarantine and require the destruction of the substance in question. The department will work closely with local…


Added by LFDA's Week in Review on August 16, 2014 at 7:56am — No Comments

Mitt Romney 2016 Best Choice again! (3rd times a charm)

Stan Krol Entrepreneur says "YES" see my past and now future support!

Google me or just this> Mitt Romney app < See images and top SEO stats not just New Hampshire but the WORLD,wide,web..... Right:) to Al Gore, not for politics but his internet skills!!

Added by Stanley Krol NH on August 15, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Gov. Hassan declares emergency after synthetic pot overdoses

Gov. Maggie Hassan declared a state of emergency Thursday after numerous overdoses and serious medical reactions throughout the state this week were linked to the use of synthetic marijuana.

“These products pose a serious threat to public health, especially to young people, and it is our responsibility to do whatever we can to combat the recent rash of overdoses,” said Hassan.



Added by LFDA Editor on August 14, 2014 at 10:18pm — No Comments

A Tough Job, But Someone Has to Do It (Who ARE these people?)


The NH State House of Representatives is the largest state legislative body in the United States.  Each of its 400 members represents an average of 3,309 citizens. If the US House (435 members) offered the same ratio of representation as the NH House, it would have nearly 100,000 members.  Instead, there are 435 of them and average of three quarters of a million people each.

Relative to those staggering figures, NH state reps have a good chance to do a great…


Added by TOPH on August 14, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

NH unemployment rate stays at 4.4%

The New Hampshire Employment Security office said the state's unemployment rate for July has not changed since April, staying at 4.4 percent. In July 2013, the seasonally adjusted rate for New Hampshire was 5.2 percent.

Read the full article from Seacoast Online.

Added by LFDA Editor on August 13, 2014 at 10:41pm — No Comments

GOP's governor hopefuls square off in NH debate

Republicans vying for the nomination to run for governor say the economy is the key issue facing New Hampshire.

Walt Havenstein, Andrew Hemingway and Jonathan Smolin debated Tuesday at The Monadnock Debates at Franklin Pierce University.

Answering questions submitted…


Added by LFDA Editor on August 12, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Nearly 9,400 in NH sign up for expanded Medicaid

Gov. Maggie Hassan says just under 9,400 New Hampshire residents have signed up for health care coverage under the state's newly expanded Medicaid program.

Enrollment opened July 1 for coverage that starts Aug. 15. Hassan said Monday that 9,399 applications were approved as of last Friday.

Read the full article from Seacoast Online and learn more from the …


Added by LFDA Editor on August 11, 2014 at 9:42pm — No Comments

As state moves forward with Medicaid Care Management transition, some worry about impact on care

After it was pushed back earlier this year, Step 2 of the state’s Medicaid Care Management program is set to take effect Jan. 1 – but that’s raising questions from families and others who are troubled by what they’ve seen from its implementation so far.

The goal of moving toward a Medicaid Care Management program, state officials have said, is to better coordinate treatment for the state’s Medicaid population by transitioning to a system where care management companies – in this case,…


Added by LFDA Editor on August 11, 2014 at 6:46am — No Comments

Aug. 9: Governor decides on last of 2014 bills

The clock ran out on Monday for Gov. Maggie Hassan to sign, veto or let go into effect without her signature the remaining bills on her desk from the 2014 legislative session.

She signed HB 1630, which strengthens regulation of charity gaming in the state.

Hassan said in a statement…


Added by LFDA's Week in Review on August 9, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Hassan campaign returns $33k in improper contributions

Governor Maggie Hassan has returned another $9,000-worth of campaign contributions from organized labor. Hassan has now returned $33,000 of improper donations from union political action committees.

The problem with the initial donations – $25,000 from the Electrical Workers PAC and $10,000 from the Plumbers and Steamfitters PAC, was when they were received – after Hassan’s candidacy was official.…


Added by LFDA Editor on August 8, 2014 at 1:16am — No Comments

Mitt Romney endorses Walt Havenstein

Former Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney has endorsed New Hampshire gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein.

In a statement, the former Massachusetts governor praised Havenstein’s leadership abilities, pointing to his tenure as the CEO of BAE Systems.

Read the full article from NHPR.

Added by LFDA Editor on August 6, 2014 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Gov. Hassan: No large expenditures after July drop in revenue

Governor Maggie Hassan is directing state agencies to put all large expenditures on hold after shortfalls in revenue last month.

Hassan says specifically there were shortfalls from the business taxes and interest and dividends tax.

She says meals and rooms revenue and other financial indicators remained strong in July.

Read the full article from…


Added by LFDA Editor on August 5, 2014 at 9:28pm — No Comments

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