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Regulatory reform picks up steam in New Hampshire legislature

Dealing with bureaucracy can be a drag, both in the emotional sense and in the way it can slow you down like an anchor. New Hampshire officials are hoping to reduce that negative impression in their state through a series … Continue reading

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NH Task Force Proposes Wide-Ranging Regulatory Reform Bill

A committee appointed by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu to help streamline New Hampshire’s government is recommending passage of a wide-ranging regulatory reform bill. Sununu appointed the Regulatory Reform Steering Committee last year. In a report released Monday, the group outlines … Continue reading

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Trump announces new ways to help veterans get medical care

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government wants to make it easier for veterans to get medical care and is promoting new ways to use technology to help. President Donald Trump says the goal is to greatly expand access, especially for mental … Continue reading

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YOU’RE FIRED! Trump’s VA Terminates 500, Suspends 200 For Misconduct

Five hundred and forty-eight Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees have been terminated since President Donald Trump took office, indicating that his campaign pledge to clean up “probably the most incompetently run agency in the United States” by relentlessly putting his TV catchphrase … Continue reading

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House to vote on killing Dodd-Frank

House lawmakers are poised to pass the “crown jewel” of the GOP-led regulatory reform effort on Thursday, effectively gutting the Dodd-Frank financial regulations that were put in place during the Obama administration. Called the Financial Choice Act, the Republican bill … Continue reading

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Ray Buckley to speak on reforming Democratic National Committee

EXETER — The Rockingham County Democrats are sponsoring a talk by Ray Buckley, chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. His talk, “Reforming the Democratic National Committee,” will be held Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at the Exeter Inn, … Continue reading

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Mike Sylvia: Another step forward in asset forfeiture reform

People commonly believe that asset forfeiture to the state requires a criminal conviction. They are rightly shocked to learn that property may be taken without proof that a crime had been committed. Fortunately, and through the hard work of many, … Continue reading

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US House Passes Health Care Reform Bill

The U.S. House voted by a very narrow margin today to pass a health insurance act (H.R. 1628) which faces grim prospects over in the U.S. Senate. Among other reported provisions, the act passed today would prevent federal funds from … Continue reading

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NH House Blocks Food Stamp Reform

An effort to restrict the use of food stamps in New Hampshire won’t be moving forward this year.A House committee retained the bill Tuesday, meaning it won’t be voted on this session. The decision comes after the Senate endorsed the … Continue reading

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The Police-State of Welfare

The human tendency for compassion, particularly for those with whom we have no immediate connection, is one of those divine human virtues.  Something of this idea was long ago hijacked and taken to the highest levels of our government where … Continue reading

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