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PolititFact NH: Americans for Prosperity calls Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget proposal a tax increase

Friday, August 28, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget proposal “raises taxes on small businesses and increases taxes and fees by $100 million.” — Americans for Prosperity on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 in TV ad -------------- What’s a tax increase? In examining the big claims about New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan’s budget proposals made by the state chapter of Americans for Prosperity, that’s the question …

Judge upholds time limit for Libertarian Party to collect ballot signatures

Friday, August 28, 2015

Efforts by the Libertarian Party to win back its official listing on New Hampshire ballots received a setback Thursday when a federal judge upheld a 2014 state law that puts a time limit on the period during which the party can gather the thousands of necessary supporting signatures. The law in question, HB …

Clinton likens GOP’s views to terrorist’s

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hillary Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president when it comes to their views on women, telling an Ohio audience her potential GOP rivals were pushing “out-of-date” policies. “Now extreme views about women? We expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect …

Fiorina talks innovation and the American Dream at Concord house party

Sunday, August 23, 2015

With a panoramic view of downtown Concord behind her, Carly Fiorina took the microphone and asked the 75 people who had come to an East Concord house party Sunday to join her reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. The …

New Hampshire primary campaigns rely on ‘super volunteers’

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Each Saturday morning, 78-year-old Gary Patton goes door to door to talk to his neighbors about Hillary Clinton. He starts with a friendly introduction to make sure people know he’s a local – not some out-of-towner who doesn’t …

Sanders talks income inequality in front of overflow crowd in Salem

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Bernie Sanders took the microphone at Woodbury School in Salem on Sunday night and didn’t relinquish it for the next hour and a half – his stump speech covering everything from income inequality to international trade to free …

New Hampshire delegation members to host forum for veterans

Sunday, August 23, 2015

New Hampshire’s two U.S. senators and a congresswoman are hosting a forum for veterans about the Veterans Choice program and two new veterans’ health clinics in the North Country. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte will be joined by Rep. Annie Kuster and Veterans Administration officials at the …

New Hampshire moose hunting permits fetch $28,002

Sunday, August 23, 2015

An auction for two coveted moose hunting permits in New Hampshire raised just over $28,000 for the state’s Wildlife Heritage Foundation. Only two permits were available to auction this year because ticks have taken a toll on the moose population. Altogether, there were six bidders from New Hampshire, …

Capital Beat: The Maggie Hassan question mark lingers

Sunday, August 23, 2015

What will Maggie Hassan do? That’s got to be the question on a lot of people’s minds as state budget negotiations drag on. The second term Democratic governor likely won’t announce whether she’ll challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly …

Program offers financial assistance for veteran home repairs

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A new program offers New Hampshire veterans financial assistance for home repairs or accessibility improvements. Hammers for Veterans is a project led by the New Hampshire Home Builder’s Association. It recently received $25,000 from New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, a public benefit corporation that offers rental and homeownership …

Thousands of migrants rush past police into Macedonia

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Thousands of rain-soaked migrants Saturday rushed past Macedonian riot police who were attempting to block them from entering Macedonia from Greece. Police fired stun grenades and dozens of people were injured in the border clashes. By the end …

Decision nearing, Biden games out mechanics of a 2016 run

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Tucked away at his family home in Delaware, Vice President Joe Biden has been huddling with longtime aides and family members, evaluating what it would take to launch a viable presidential campaign against well-funded Democratic opponents with a …

Trump calls for respect after Boston attack on Mexican man

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Donald Trump on Friday denounced a violent attack against a homeless Hispanic man in Boston whose attacker told police he was inspired, in part, by Trump’s rhetoric that people in the country illegally should be deported. It was …