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The Republican House leadership won a victory this week when it overrode the governor’s veto of its redistricting plan.
But Democrats -- and even some Republicans and community leaders -- are unhappy about the way the override vote was brought to the floor. And the battle is likely headed for the courts.
Lynch had vetoed the plan to reset certain House districts throughout the state in keeping with the shifting population from the 2010 census. He said in his …
Added by LFDA Editor on March 31, 2012 at 8:24am — No Comments
The state’s gay marriage law withstood a challenge in the state Legislature this week, but the issue will be tested again in the wide open race for governor.
The House on Wednesday, by a vote of 211-116, killed a proposal that would have repealed the law that allows gay and lesbian couples to marry.
Close to 2000 gay and lesbian couples have been married in New Hampshire since the law went into effect January 1, 2010.
Despite a majority of Republicans in the…
Added by LFDA Editor on March 24, 2012 at 8:35am — No Comments
The Legislature has been down this road before, last year, in fact.
As it did last year, the Republican-led House on Wednesday passed a right-to-work measure, but not with enough of a margin to withstand a veto from the governor.
And, as he did last year, Democratic Gov. John Lynch has vowed to veto the bill if it reaches his desk.
Added by LFDA Editor on March 17, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
The national political issue of contraception has spilled into New Hampshire politics, from the halls of the State House to the gubernatorial campaign trail.
The Republican-led House on Wednesday passed a bill that allows employers with a religious objection to refuse to cover women’s contraception in their health insurance plans.
HB 1546 passed 196-150.
The vote was preceded…
Added by LFDA Editor on March 10, 2012 at 8:38am — No Comments
President Obama visited Nashua on Thursday, bringing with him an economic message and a political message for his re-election as well.
His address to a crowd of about 1,000 at Nashua Community College focused primary on energy policies and he called on Congress to gas and oil company subsidies.
In addition, he took a swipe at his political opponents who are criticizing him and his administration as gas prices climb closer and closer to the $4 a gallon mark.
Added by LFDA Editor on March 3, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments