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Politics

Nation & world briefs, Aug. 29

Thursday, August 28, 2014

California Bill would change consent mandate California lawmakers yesterday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when “yes means yes” while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses. The Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 967 as states and universities across the U.S. are under pressure to change how they handle rape allegations. The bill now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has not indicated his stance … 0

More visitors, spending forecast for Labor Day

Thursday, August 28, 2014

More visitors – and more spending – are forecast for the Labor Day holiday weekend in New Hampshire. The Institute for New Hampshire Studies said about 560,000 out-of-state visitors are expected. That’s up by 3 percent over last year. They’re expected to spend about $80 million, up by 2 percent over last year. The Labor Day Weekend is the second busiest holiday weekend … 0

N.H. Supreme Court lets tax credit dollars flow to religious schools

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The state Supreme Court yesterday allowed a controversial education tax credit to remain in place, despite a lower court’s decision that it unlawfully diverts public money to religious schools. The court did not rule on the merits of the program, as many had anticipated, but said instead that the plaintiffs contesting it lacked legal standing to bring their claims in the first place. … 4

New Shaheen TV ad promotes child-care tax credit

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s campaign began airing a new television ad today that focuses on her work to reduce child-care costs. In the 30-second ad, Shaheen talks about a bill she introduced to the U.S. Senate in July that would expand families’ access to the Child and Dependent … 3

Candidate profile: Andrew Hemingway, 32, makes case for gubernatorial bid

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Andrew Hemingway doesn’t hesitate to share his ideas for New Hampshire – even when he knows you’ll be skeptical. Take his flat tax plan. It would reduce taxes on businesses and start taxing local governments and nonprofits. It’s … 3

State Senate candidates challenge each other on the issues at District 15 forum

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

As the rest of the crowd filtered out of Sweeney Hall at NHTI in Concord last night, George and Sally Chase remained in their seats. The Hopkinton residents, both 82, were pondering the 90-minute forum they had just heard with state Senate candidates Kass Ardinger and Dan Feltes. … 0

New Hampshire PAC endorses Hemingway, Garcia

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A New Hampshire PAC aiming to elect millennial leaders has endorsed Republicans Andrew Hemingway for governor and state Rep. Marilinda Garcia for U.S. Congress. Stark360 launched this month and is beginning statewide efforts to support these candidates with more than 100 volunteers, Chairman Aaron Day said. The group … 1

Former U.S. senator Jeffords dies at 80

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Former Vermont U.S. senator James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died yesterday. He was 80. Jeffords died in Washington, D.C., said Diane Derby, a … 0

Eyes on 2016? Clinton goes to Iowa next month

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hillary Clinton will headline a high-profile fundraiser next month in the nation’s first presidential caucus state of Iowa, creating a big campaign splash as Democrats scramble to hold a key Senate seat in November and the former secretary … 0

No arrest warrant being issued for Texas’s Perry

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Texas judge opted yesterday not to issue an arrest warrant against Gov. Rick Perry, but the Republican still faces the unflattering prospect of being booked, fingerprinted and having his mug shot taken – and has assembled a … 1

McCain joins Brown for town hall event in Derry

Monday, August 18, 2014

U.S. Sen. John McCain joined Scott Brown at a town hall meeting focused on foreign policy in Derry yesterday, and the pair answered audience questions on topics ranging from Boko Haram to energy, poverty and Social Security. They … 0

Top bid for tallest New England lighthouse is $78K

Monday, August 18, 2014

The tallest lighthouse in New England will likely soon have a new owner. The federal government yesterday closed out an auction for Boon Island Light Station, with the top bidder offering $78,000 for the lighthouse built in 1855 on a tiny rocky island 6 miles off Maine’s coast. … 0

Texas Gov. Perry defends veto that led to charges

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry yesterday defended the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power, noting that even some Democrats have questioned the move by prosecutors. “I stood up … 0