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Politics

House passes bill fully funding the Department of Homeland Security

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner surrendered yesterday to Democratic demands to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security, ending a tense three-month showdown over immigration. But the move could further strain relations between the speaker and hard-line conservatives, whose growing dissent threatens the future of the unified Republican majority. After refusing to do so for weeks, Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, cleared the way for the House to vote on a …

Supreme Court’s decision on King v. Burwell could have wide-reaching consequences in New Hampshire

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A few years back, when New Hampshire officials were lining up plans for implementing the Affordable Care Act, lawmakers found themselves debating one seemingly technical question: Should the state set up its own health insurance marketplace to offer plans through the Affordable Care Act, or should it use one run by the federal …

New Hampshire House to vote on tanning ban for teenagers

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Before Jay Farley died of melanoma last year at the age of 30, he asked his parents to educate others about the dangers of using a tanning bed, which doctors linked to his cancer. Gary and Brenda Farley of Danville are now urging New Hampshire lawmakers to pass a bill that would ban anyone under 18 from using tanning beds; 11 other states …

Consumer protection exemption has blocked the state from millions

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Earlier this month, the federal government announced a massive legal settlement with Standard & Poor’s, one of the country’s three largest ratings agencies. After months of impasse, company officials had finally agreed to pay $1.37 billion to the …

Rubio plans public meeting, book signing in New Hampshire

Saturday, February 21, 2015

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said New Hampshire voters can expect many opportunities to engage with him directly in town hall events if he makes a bid for the White House. “If I run for president, we’re …

Boscawen incumbent facing challenge from former state rep, town officer

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Three years ago, Bernie Davis won an election against incumbent Lorrie Carey for a seat on the Boscawen Board of Selectmen. This time, it will be Carey’s turn, along with political newcomer Mark Varney, to challenge Davis. The …

Immigrants feel stuck after judge blocks Obama orders

Friday, February 20, 2015

Brenda Armendariz, her husband and their two Mexico-born children were hoping to resolve their constant fears of being deported after President Obama issued his latest executive orders on immigration. But now that a federal judge in Texas has …

Education tax credit upheld in Senate, R&D tax credit gets boost

Friday, February 20, 2015

The state Senate has voted to uphold the state’s controversial education tax credit, which allows a business to lower its state tax bill by donating to nonprofit scholarship organizations. The scholarship money could be used to fund tuition …

Election of Epsom selectman could have long-term effect on town office location

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Epsom voters will choose in March between two familiar faces to represent them on the board of selectmen for the next three years. The decision could also affect the face of the town offices for decades to come. …

Vice President Joe Biden to visit University of New Hampshire School of Law, Manchester Community College next week

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden will stop by the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership & Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire School of Law during his trip through New Hampshire next week. A press release from the White House said Biden is expected to talk …

Bolton, Jindal, Fiorina, Paul slated to attend N.H. GOP summit

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The New Hampshire Republican Party has locked down several potential presidential contenders as headliners for an upcoming leadership summit. Former United Nations ambassador John Bolton, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul are all slated to participate in the event. Each …

Rubio plans public meeting, book signing in New Hampshire

Thursday, February 19, 2015

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said New Hampshire voters can expect many opportunities to engage with him directly in town hall-style events if he makes a bid for the White House. “If I run for president, we’re …

Hassan to kick off three-day trip to D.C.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Assuming the snow doesn’t stop her, Gov. Maggie Hassan will travel to Washington, D.C., where she will meet with President Obama this afternoon and attend the National Governors Association three-day winter meeting. Hassan is also scheduled to sit down with the Coalition of Northeastern Governors tomorrow, where they …