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By Mike Lopilato


Added by Mike Lopilato on March 8, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

March 7: Hassan and lawmakers tussle over budget

There was the feeling this week of a protracted tug of war between the budget that Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan proposed and the budget that Republican lawmakers will ultimately give her.

The Republican-dominated Senate pushed back against some budget related items that Hassan had supported.

To help balance the current budget that ends on June 30, Hassan proposed about $18 million in savings, including a proposal in …


Added by LFDA's Week in Review on March 7, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments


By Larry Colley

  I am a retired US Army Special Forces soldier and I am so proud to be a citizen of the great state of Florida. Marco is a ray of hope and a man of fresh ideas that are true to the heart. Marco is probably one of the most trusted candidates out there and my only hope is that he runs for president. I think the more US citizens hear his words of hope and potential for all Americans the closer they will be able to recognize and experience true freedom. If I can do…


Added by Larry Colley on March 7, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

U.S. Constitution?

By Daniel Keith Johnson

When the government fails to submit to its authority as delegated by the US Constitution;the United States ceases to exist. It is the constitution that defines who the United States is. To function under some "other" authority; creates some "other" government. The US Constitution not only guarantees our right to keep and bear arms; but actually requires all men 17yo and older to be prepared to report for service, bearing (already owning) the arms that…


Added by Daniel Keith Johnson on March 7, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments

Feds approve NH Medicaid expansion plan

The federal government has approved a key aspect of New Hampshire's Medicaid expansion plan.

Since July, adults making up to 138 percent of the federal poverty limit — about $15,900 a year — have been eligible for coverage either through the state's managed care program for Medicaid or through a program that subsidizes existing employer coverage.

Read the full article…


Added by LFDA Editor on March 5, 2015 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Civil forfeiture is "outright theft" (530 responses; 2/22/15)

By Jacquelyn Benson

It's been touted as an important weapon in the war against drugs and organized crime: civil forfeiture, a legal process that allows police to confiscate assets from people suspected of engaging in criminal activity. But for the sponsors of two bills currently being considered in the NH House which would limit (HB 636) or eliminate (HB 475) the practice, the potential for abuse outweighs the purported benefits. On February 22, the Live Free or Die…


Added by LFDA Editor on March 5, 2015 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Hillary's Email Address Was Known To All

By Rhodie Coleman

This commotion about Hillary's private email account is ridiculous.  I'm sure she sent thousands of emails to people at all levels of government and business on both sides of the aisle. They all saw where that the emails were coming from a private server not a Dot.Gov or Dot.Org. and were probably replying back using her private server address.  For anyone to now bring this up just shows their lack of intellect.

Everyone knows her pretty well and her…


Added by Rhodie Coleman on March 5, 2015 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

More diseases added to medical marijuana program

Unlike years past, there was no debate on a bill that would expand the state's new medical marijuana program.

Wednesday the House voted to approve House Bill 476 to add epilepsy, lupus, Parkinson's disease and dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease to the list of illness covered by the medical marijuana program.

Read the full article from the Union Leader and…


Added by LFDA Editor on March 4, 2015 at 11:53pm — No Comments

We are sick of RINOs

By George Wade

You and Guinta voted for the so-called clean bill to fund Obama's illegal and unconstitutional executive order for amnesty.  You both suck.  You are really democrats in sheep's clothing.  I hope I get the opportunity to vote against you the next time you run.  You both make me sick!!!


Added by George Wade on March 4, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

New Hampshire unemployment rate unchanged

The New Hampshire Employment Security office says the state's unemployment rate for January was 4 percent, unchanged from December.

Read the full article from the Concord Monitor.

Added by LFDA Editor on March 3, 2015 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Little Support for Proposed Plastic Bag Ordinance (737 responses; 2/14/15)

By Jacquelyn Benson

Though the full extent of the contribution made to global pollution by lightweight plastic bags remains the subject of scientific debate, so called "single use" plastic bags are certainly among the most notorious forms of litter. Concerns over their environmental impact lead Portsmouth City Councilor Brad Lown to propose an ordinance fining the city's larger retailers $100 for handing out single-use plastic bags. On February 14, the Live Free or…


Added by LFDA Editor on March 3, 2015 at 10:52am — 1 Comment

Legislature debates lifting sex offender residency restrictions

New Hampshire's legislature is once again debating measures that would ban municipalities from restricting where sex offenders can live, even as some other states are making such restrictions tougher.

The legislature's Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee is expected to send the proposals to the full House this week. The House last year supported the ban on residency restrictions by a vote of 231-97, but the Senate killed the bill by consigning it to an interim…


Added by LFDA Editor on March 1, 2015 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Feb. 28: Election 2016 activity warms up

With the New Hampshire Legislature in recess for the school vacation week, a lot of attention turned to the 2016 election this week.

Not only was there activity on the presidential primary front, but in the 2016 race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Kelly Ayotte.

The activity centered around Gov. Maggie Hassan on the notion -- the possibility, mind you -- that the Exeter Democrat just might make a run for the seat.

Crossroads GPS, the…


Added by LFDA's Week in Review on February 28, 2015 at 7:16am — No Comments

Political ads look ahead to possible Hassan-Ayotte showdown

Is Gov. Maggie Hassan preparing to take on U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte in 2016? Hassan hasn’t said yet, but two national political groups that back Republicans seem convinced she is.

Crossroads GPS, a conservative non-profit founded by GOP operative and former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove, released a radio ad Thursday attacking Hassan’s proposed budget.

Read the full…


Added by LFDA Editor on February 26, 2015 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Liquor Commission sees record sales of NH products

Sales of New Hampshire made wines and spirits at the state’s 77 liquor and wine outlets reached a record high of $1.35 million in Fiscal Year 2014 – an increase of 32.5 percent over the previous fiscal year, according to the New Hampshire Liquor Commission.

FY 2014 sales of New Hampshire spirits netted close to $555,000 – a 35 percent increase over the previous year as Granite State made wine sales grew 31 percent approaching $800,000. …


Added by LFDA Editor on February 25, 2015 at 10:02pm — No Comments

No Charging for Public Records Retrieval (357 responses; 2/15/15)

By Jacquelyn Benson

New Hampshire's right-to-know legislation is an important part of an accountable, transparent government, but what happens when broad requests start eating up hours of municipal and government employee time? The sponsors of HB 646 argue that the answer lies in charging those making right-to-know requests for the time taken to retrieve requested records, after the first hour. On February 15, the Live Free or Die Alliance (LFDA) asked Facebook…


Added by LFDA Editor on February 25, 2015 at 3:27pm — No Comments

NH House GOP leader pens opposition to gas pipeline

The Republican Majority Leader in the New Hampshire House of Representatives has asked federal regulators to reject a proposal to build a natural gas pipeline in Southern New Hampshire.

Jack Flanagan – who represents two towns on the proposed pipeline’s route – says he prefers a competing project in Massachusetts that would widen existing pipelines.

Read the full article from…


Added by LFDA Editor on February 24, 2015 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Property Tax Abatement.

By Joseph S. Haas

The time to file this is by the March 1st deadline, and since it falls on a Sunday this year, of this is extended to the end of the business day on Monday, March 2nd.

The Eby case of June 13th, 2014 was alerted to me by one of the three Selectmen in my town. See: over to: …


Added by Joseph S. Haas on February 24, 2015 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Gov. Hassan calls for clean homeland security funding bill

Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan says Congress should pass a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security that does not include efforts to halt the president's executive action on immigration.

Hassan is weighing in after a weekend in Washington, D.C., for a National Governors Association meeting.…


Added by LFDA Editor on February 23, 2015 at 9:27pm — No Comments


By Kerry Bowers

Henderson, NV, 22 February, 2015 – Presidential candidate Kerry Bowers, a new face in the Republican lineup and one with a campaign objective to “Set the Standard for 2016 Presidential Candidates,” added a new measure to that standard with the release of his strategy to engage ideologically-driven threats, one he says will be employed when a declaration of war is not the more appropriate response.…


Added by Kerry Bowers on February 23, 2015 at 6:41pm — No Comments

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