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House speaker talks budget

While the Legislature has been enjoying a well-deserved sum­mer recess, legislative leader­ship, along with the governor and her staff have begun a series of meetings … Full story    
Updated 11 hours ago

Make our nation a leader in developing energy answers

On Tuesday, parents and kids from across the country will rally in Washington to call for climate action. This family-friendly protest against the air pollution … Full story    
Updated yesterday
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Why lower business taxes?

The New Hampshire Ad­vantage used to be easier. No sales tax. No income tax. Rely on our neighboring states to do something uncompetitive. New Hampshire … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago
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Paying proper homage to the flag

I was saddened and disappoint­ed upon opening my copy of the July 3 edition of The Telegraph to find a front-page picture of our flag … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Williams: Donors a reflection of Nashua’s hub status

On Friday, The Telegraph editorial team asked some peculiar questions about my fundraising success for Nashua’s mayoral race. Their first question asked why 153 of … Full story    
Published:  June 28, 2015

Congress must bring long-term highway bill to vote

Granite Staters often ask me, “What’s the most important thing Congress can do to foster job growth in the state?” Since taking office, I’ve traveled … Full story    
Published:  June 28, 2015

Make debt a national priority

New long-term projections by the Congressional Budget Office show how disconnected today’s political debates are from the key issues involved in putting the budget on … Full story    
Published:  June 28, 2015

Taking down the flags


In a now-familiar photograph, Dylann Roof, the alleged killer of nine African-Americans at South Carolina’s Emanuel AME church, wears a pair of peculiar flags. One … Full story    
Published:  June 28, 2015

A tax cut done in haste

Let’s talk about a way to provide the ingredients for continued economic growth for New Hampshire. The current operating budget calls for a reduction in … Full story    
Published:  June 25, 2015

Rubens: Let’s heed the pope

In my run for U.S. Senate, I engaged in a lonely effort to persuade fellow Republicans to acknowledge fossil fuel combustion as the primary cause … Full story    
Published:  June 22, 2015

Lack of demand could be trump card in pipeline fight

I came away from my latest Kinder Morgan open house the other evening with a decidedly sinking feeling. One of the Kinder Morgan reps answering … Full story    
Published:  June 21, 2015

Hassan: Why I will veto the budget

In recent days, Republicans on the budget Committee of Conference finalized a budget proposal that is unbalanced and dishonest about what it funds. It also … Full story    
Published:  June 21, 2015

Cookson: Here are my priorities for the city of Nashua

This Tuesday, June 23, we will have a special election and I am asking for your vote. You, the citizens, are the heart of Nashua. The … Full story    
Published:  June 21, 2015

O’Brien: Nashua is a great city and I want to make it better

I’m Michael O’Brien, and I’m running for Alderman-at-Large here in the great city of Nashua. We have a special election on June 23 to fill … Full story    
Published:  June 21, 2015

NH need not succumb to demographic decline

When I was a teenager my father, who quit school when he was 12, told me and my siblings that he was using all his … Full story    
Published:  June 21, 2015

State should reauthorize health program


The health and wellness of more than 40,000 people throughout our great state will be negatively affected if the New Hampshire Health Protection Program is … Full story    
Published:  June 20, 2015

Protecting NH’s pregnant workers

It’s stunning to think that in the year 2015, women are still facing discrimination at work for simply being pregnant. Yet, that is exactly the … Full story    
Published:  June 20, 2015

Important goal within reach

Five years ago, the federal government set an aggressive goal to “end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015.” With only months left to go, … Full story    
Published:  June 19, 2015

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