New Hampshire's Virtual Town Hall
The focus of the political universe shifted to New Hampshire on Wednesday when Donald Trump paid a visit to Portsmouth.
Trump's visit coincided with the White House release of President Obama's long form birth certificate. LFDA member Paul Briand wrote…Continue
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How does New Hampshire Do It? That's the title of a new study that examines the state's spending and revenues without a broad-based income and sales tax.
The report - conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston - finds "New Hampshire's below-average spending is due to a combination of policy choices and favorable circumstances that the state faces, such as a relatively low poverty…Continue
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There's much debate among LFDA members over legislation that would reduce the state's tax on tobacco products.
The Senate Ways and Means Committee is considering HB 156 - a bill that's already passed the House of Representatives.
The legislation would reduce the tax on cigarettes from $1.78 to $1.68 per pack. The tax on other tobacco products would decrease 17%.
Supporters of the…Continue
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Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Rep. Charlie Bass have voiced their opposition to the Northern Pass project.
Ayotte and Bass sent a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, asking the Department of Energy to study alternative options as it prepares a draft version of an environmental impact statement,…Continue
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The politics and public policy surrounding the House version of the state budget has been contentious enough.
Now it’s getting personal too.
The House majority leader called a Catholic bishop a “pedophile pimp” and state troopers had to be assigned to the home of the House speaker.
Check our State Budget issue to see the full range of coverage on the development and…
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While the House passed its $10.2 billion budget on Thursday, a crowd of thousands protested the move outside the State House.
The budget reduces current spending by more than $700 million and affects nearly every state program, reports the Union Leader.
The issue prompted…Continue
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