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New Hampshire Senators Oppose Turnpike Toll Hike

Concord, NH – The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT) held a public hearing on Monday regarding the Department of Transportation plan for a statewide toll hike. Senate President Chuck Morse (R-Salem), Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Regina Birdsell (R-Hampstead), Senator Kevin Avard (R-Nashua) and Senator Andy … Continue reading

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Filed So Far: Some Bills for 2018

More than 800 bills have been filed so far by New Hampshire legislators for 2018. Here are a few on which I’ll be reporting, with links to the texts of the bill where available. The Senate hasn’t released all its … Continue reading

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New Hampshire lawmakers prepare for next session

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Legislature won’t be back in session until January, but lawmakers have begun drafting bills and crafting agendas. After getting the budget out of the way last year, re-authorization of the state’s expanded Medicaid … Continue reading

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Medicaid Expansion – What Will NH Republicans Do When the ‘Free’ Money is Gone?

For years we have warned about taking “free money with strings attached.” There’s another meme that describes the below from the Pravda on the Merrimack: “Fed crack.” No, not real drugs but the allure and the addiction is just as real … Continue reading

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School Choice for NH: 2017 Legislator Report Card

We are pleased to publish our second annual Legislator Report Card! Grades are based on this session’s school choice bills with roll call votes. We followed and reported on many more issues and bills throughout the year, but only roll-call … Continue reading

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NH Lawmakers remain divided on workforce development

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Lawmakers who oppose expanding New Hampshire’s workforce development efforts argue the state shouldn’t add new programs without evaluating the effectiveness of more than a dozen existing programs. But such an analysis is already in place, and … Continue reading

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Ellen Kolb: (Why) The Democrat won, and it wasn’t close.

When does independence in a politician become inconsistency? Does it matter? An election held near my town this week says it does – and that inconsistency sometimes just doesn’t pay. The race was for a state senate seat. The candidates … Continue reading

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