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Senate GOP seeking answers on budget “surplus”

This Friday’s meeting of the Legislative Fiscal Committee may actually be unique – a mid-summer session that usually is a good way to catch a … Full story    
Published:  July 21, 2014

US Senate hopefuls target vets for votes

The votes of veterans were in the crosshairs of the leading campaigns for U.S. Senate last week and who should be surprised. The state has … Full story    
Published:  July 20, 2014

Attack dog of Rubens in ’98 turns lap dog

In 2014, longtime GOP political strategist Mike Dennehy leaves no doubt who he’s with in the Republican primary for US Senate. That’s former-State Sen. Jim … Full story    
Published:  July 14, 2014

Abortion buffer zone lawsuit only the beginning of the battle in NH

Don’t think for a minute that the lawsuit filed against the state’s abortion clinic buffer zone law is going to settle this matter once and … Full story    
Published:  July 13, 2014

Shaheen won’t up federal gas tax

It’s fine for Gov. Maggie Hassan to sign the first increase in the state gas tax in 23 years, but don’t look for U.S. Sen. … Full story    
Published:  July 7, 2014

More than $5M over legislative forecast takes pressure off NH governor

One word comes to mind for Gov. Maggie Hassan concerning the June state revenue report. Whew! What looked like a crash landing for taxes and … Full story    
Published:  July 6, 2014

How much of a part will budget play?

Final returns from June state taxes and fees due out midweek will go a long way towards determining how much the already tight state budget … Full story    
Published:  June 30, 2014

Massachusetts casino debate may have profound effect on NH

Will the battle over whether to repeal casinos in Massachusetts affect the debate for one in New Hampshire next year? What can’t be denied is … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2014

Endorsement is quite the event

The press release was only three paragraphs long but it’s arguably the biggest event to date in the Republican battle for the 2nd Congressional District … Full story    
Published:  June 23, 2014

WMUR forum: Three winners, and looking for an NH champion

It’s rare when every participant in a political forum is a winner. But that’s the postscript of the first joint event for the three Republicans … Full story    
Published:  June 22, 2014

What message is veto really sending?

Why would Gov. Maggie Hassan veto some obscure bill about not identifying lottery winners? Well, in her veto message, Hassan said it’s all about the … Full story    
Published:  June 16, 2014

No shortage of candidates to replace NH Senate Democratic leader

Now that Senate Democratic Leader Sylvia Larsen has shocked her own party by announcing she isn’t running again, who will replace her? There are actually … Full story    
Published:  June 8, 2014

Kevin Landrigan: Don’t count former House Speaker O’Brien out of politics

Former House Speaker William O’Brien, R-Mont Vernon, has confirmed what was reported in The Sunday Telegraph two weeks ago – he’s back with a vengeance. … Full story    
Published:  June 2, 2014

Agreement with hospitals provides boost for NH governor’s reputation

The new deal between the hospitals and state retaining the Medicaid Enhancement Tax marks a big victory for Gov. Maggie Hassan. The Exeter Democrat took … Full story    
Published:  June 1, 2014

Death penalty repeal is supported by House, deadlocked in Senate

So what are the prospects in the future for repealing the death penalty? That’s what advocates have to ponder now that the 2014 campaign for … Full story    
Published:  May 27, 2014

NH hits horse trading season

We’ve reached the horse trading season – New Hampshire’s version of “Pawn Stars” – when House and Senate leaders try to negotiate differing versions of … Full story    
Published:  May 19, 2014

NH gubernatorial candidate opposes Common Core

Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein came out against the Common Core reforms for education standards at a GOP gathering at the Kimball Library in Atkinson … Full story    
Published:  May 18, 2014

Contenders for Executive Council seat are off and running

The race for Executive Council’s Fifth District is wide open and the future of expanding commuter rail from Boston through Nashua and on to Concord … Full story    
Published:  May 12, 2014

‘Silly season’ at hand in NH: Time to bring back previously defeated bills

Here we go! To use Kentucky Derby lingo, the 2014 New Hampshire legislative session is at the final pole and heading for the homestretch. All … Full story    
Published:  May 11, 2014

Betting on issue for votes

Republican congressional candidate Gary Lambert is hoping the casino gambling issue becomes a wedge one for him in the Second District GOP primary. Rival and … Full story    
Published:  May 5, 2014