Governor Hassan Urges Senate Finance Committee to Support Restoring and Increasing New Hampshire’s Minimum Wage

CONCORD – Continuing efforts to strengthen the financial security of hard-working Granite Staters and expand middle class opportunity, Governor Maggie Hassan today submitted a letter to the Senate Finance Committee in support of SB 261, a bill that would restore and increase New Hampshire’s minimum wage.   “Individuals working full-time in New Hampshire should be […]

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NH Health Protection Program Is Working For NH Hospitals

Statement from Governor Hassan on New Hampshire Hospital Association Report on New Hampshire Health Protection Program     CONCORD – Governor Maggie Hassan today issued the following statement on the report from the New Hampshire Hospital Association demonstrating that hospitals have seen a reduction in inpatient, outpatient and emergency department visits from uninsured Granite Staters […]

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Granite State Rumblings: Protecting Children’s Healthcare Programs Both State and Federal

The Children’s Health Insurance Program, CHIP, is often hailed as a model of a successful children’s health care program. It covers 8 million children who are not eligible for Medicaid and whose families cannot afford private insurance. In fact, research has found that since the program’s launch in 1997, the uninsured rate among U.S. children […]

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Tales from the fringe: CPAC 2015

Image: Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0 If you haven’t been following the latest news from Donald Trump — and who could blame you for that — you may have missed his pronouncement that this time he really means it. Signaling that he is seriously considering a presidential campaign, Trump hired Corey Lewandowski, former director […]

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Manchester Professional Fire Fighters Endorse Patrick Arnold for Mayor

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today, the Manchester Professional Fire Fighters Association announced its endorsement of former Alderman Patrick Arnold to be the next Mayor of Manchester. “The Manchester Professional Fire Fighters Association is proud to support Patrick Arnold for Mayor of Manchester in this year’s city election,” says MPFFA President Jeff Duval. “Patrick brings passion, […]

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The NAP is Crap

Some Free Staters are miffed about SB 105, a bill that would add electronic nicotine delivery systems (e-cigarettes) to the other tobacco products that are included in the indoor smoking act. The indoor smoking act prohibits smoking in enclosed wo…

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Shawn O’Connor targets LGBT community with fundraising pitch: ‘We’re going to make history’

Image: linkedin.com Late last year, political newcomer Shawn O’Connor signaled his intent to aggressively target the LGBT community for campaign fundraising. This week, after announcing his candidacy for the First District congressional seat held by Republican Frank Guinta, O’Connor followed up with a fundraising plea declaring his determination to become New Hampshire’s first openly LGBT […]

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Progressive Senators Speak Out Against Provisions Of The Job Killing Trans-Pacific Partnership

Yesterday was a huge day in the US Senate as progressive legislators took to the Senate floor to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). A group of eight Senators spoke out in opposition to the TPP and specifically the “fast tracking” of the TPP. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown opened the parade of speeches by saying, “American […]

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