Tag Archives | NH State House

Special election preview: Hampstead and Kingston voters head to the polls to fill vacant House seat

Image: nshepard / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0Voters in Hampstead and Kingston head to the polls Tuesday for a special election to fill the state House seat vacated by the resignation of Republican Ann Howe. In January, Howe publicly complained about being caught up in the feud between former Speaker Bill O’Brien, who she backed, and Speaker […]

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Estevez on luncheon incident: My vision of working together to advance public interest failed miserably

The Pelham state representative accused of disrupting a luncheon for Nashua lawmakers denies there was a physical altercation and claims he was making a “good faith” effort to “discuss important policy issues” with the host, Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau. “My vision of the southern New Hampshire region working together to advance the public interest failed […]

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Bill O’Brien slams Frank Guinta after congressman pleads for increased mental health funding

Image: Mark Nassal / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Speaking before the annual conference of the New Hampshire affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness last week, Congressman Frank Guinta made an emotional plea for increased state funding to help treat those with mental illness. Guinta, who has been a caregiver to a family member with […]

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Rep. Eric Estevez makes headlines — again

A fracas in Concord involving state Rep. Eric Estevez is just the latest incident in a series of controversies that have dogged the Pelham Republican’s political career. Home Town News reports Estevez had to be physically separated from Nashua Mayor Donnalee Lozeau after he crashed a luncheon the mayor was hosting in Concord. Estevez reportedly […]

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Meet the Chicago-area man spending $250K to elect ‘liberty-leaning’ candidates to N.H. legislature

Image: Light Brigading / CC BY-NC 2.0 The flood of outside spending on political campaigns has made its way to the New Hampshire legislature. Last year, a wealthy Chicago-area commodities trader donated $250,000 to a New Hampshire political committee with the goal of electing “next generation” libertarian candidates. The man seeking to influence Granite State […]

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Rep. David Bates’ selective targeting of ‘unscrupulous people’

State Rep. David Bates (R-Windham) doesn’t think the state should ban phone number spoofing when used to commit fraud because dishonest people will ignore it. “I wonder why we would want to pass a law,” he told Garry Rayno, “when these are unscrupulous people with no regard for the law.” No, the Windham Republican’s legislative […]

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Cornerstone’s shockingly deceptive attack

Cornerstone, the conservative advocacy organization whose mission includes “communicate truth,” has unleashed a blatantly deceptive attack on a House lawmaker. In an email to supporters titled “Shocking Common Core Support,” Cornerstone quoted Rep. Mel Myler (D-Contoocook) saying he is “sick of hearing” from parents regarding the Common Core education standards. Cornerstone claimed Myler made the comments during […]

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Voices of Faith Call Upon NH Lawmakers to Pass a Humane Budget

New Hampshire Voices of Faith FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 31, 2015 CONTACT:  Arnie Alpert (603-224-2407) or Rev. Gail Kinney (603-381-7324) FAITH LEADERS CALL UPON LAWMAKERS TO PASS ‘HUMANE BUDGET’ Prayer Breakfast and Vigil April 1 Religious leaders from multiple faith traditions will conduct a prayer breakfast and prayer vigil on Wednesday, April 1, to express […]

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When 85 N.H. lawmakers voted to sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians

Image: John Nakamura Remy / CC BY-SA 2.0 As Indiana Republicans struggle to limit the blowback from a recently passed “religious freedom” law by insisting the law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians, it’s worth noting that just three years ago, 85 New Hampshire lawmakers supported legislation that would have explicitly allowed it. […]

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