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Politics

Ed Board with Governor Maggie Hassan on March 7, 2014.

(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

State finishes 2014 fiscal year with a $20 million surplus, but $7 million less than planned

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The state government finished the most recent fiscal year with a surplus of $19.5 million, but fell about $7 million short of its surplus goal, according to an unaudited spending report released by the governor’s office yesterday. The budget for the 2014 fiscal year – which ended June 30 – called for roughly $26.8 million in surplus. That money is … 0

Hillary Clinton to raise money for Shaheen

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hillary Clinton is expected to help raise campaign cash for Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen – an important place to maintain friends, should the former secretary of state choose to make a second bid for the White House. Two Democrats with knowledge of the event confirmed Clinton will join Shaheen at a New York City fundraiser this week, but did not specify a … 0

Secret Service chief on hot seat for White House breach

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service yesterday admitted failures in her agency’s critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated ring after ring of security before finally being tackled deep inside the White House. Despite the extraordinary lapses in … 0

Roll call

Saturday, September 20, 2014

By Voterama in Congress Here’s how New Hampshire’s members of Congress voted on major issues during the week ending Friday. House U.S. SUPPORT OF SYRIAN REBELS: The House on Wednesday voted 273 for and 156 against to authorize the U.S. government to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels … 0

Lawmakers wary of university budget proposal

Saturday, September 20, 2014

While some New Hampshire lawmakers like the idea freezing in-state tuition at public colleges for another two years, they aren’t ready to increase funding for the university system by 34 percent. After years of significant increases, resident tuition at University System of New Hampshire schools was frozen at … 2

Obama faces questions on prospect of expanded war

Saturday, September 20, 2014

President Obama’s military campaign against Islamic State extremists has already crept beyond the narrow parameters he first outlined three months ago. But military experts both inside and outside the administration argue that even more may be needed for … 0

Official portrait of retired Chief Justice John Broderick is unveiled

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The presentation of the official portrait of retired Chief Justice John Broderick was unveiled in a ceremony on the lawn of the New Hampshire Supreme Court in Concord yesterday The portrait, painted by Richard Whitney, was hung inside … 12

Walt Havenstein, Carly Fiorina tour local company MadgeTech

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Joined by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein visited a local technology company yesterday to get a glimpse of the type of business he said he would like to see more of in the … 1

Garcia does retail campaigning at Penacook gun shop

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Brian Blackden, owner of Pepper Defense Supply in Penacook, thinks more needs to be done to draw young people’s attention to politics. So he’s supporting Marilinda Garcia’s run for the 2nd Congressional District, and invited her to an … 1

License plate scanner networks capture movements

Friday, September 19, 2014

A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated by law enforcement. The license … 0

Nation & world briefs, Sept. 20

Friday, September 19, 2014

Georgia Guilty verdict in salmonella trial More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted yesterday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends … 0

Garcia does retail campaigning at Penacook shop

Friday, September 19, 2014

Brian Blackden, owner of Pepper Defense Supply in Penacook, thinks more needs to be done to draw young people’s attention to politics. So he’s supporting Marilinda Garcia’s run for the 2nd Congressional District, and invited her to an … 0

Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid

Friday, September 19, 2014

In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants last night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President … 0