Politics

Granite Reports: Walt on abortion, gay marriage; new Brown staffer; Annie raises big money

WHERE DOES WALT STAND? It’s understandable that GOP candidate for governor Walt Havenstein, being a retired businessman, would want to focus on business and the economy in the first few days of his official campaign. But he quickly learned that he can’t just ignore the social issues. When radio talk show host Jack Heath on […]

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Brown, Havenstein, Guinta to co-host fund-raiser for Sanborn

CONCORD — Although they may cross each other’s paths sooner, the first scheduled joint appearance of GOP candidate for governor Walt Havenstein and candidate for the U.S. Senate, Scott Brown, will come at an event to benefit one of the most conservative members of the state Senate. Brown and Havenstein are listed as co-hosts for […]

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After primary challenger emerges, Odell announces retirement from NH Senate

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CONCORD — Three days after a conservative primary challenger emerged, state Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bob Odell, R-Lempster, announced Friday that he won’t seek a seventh term representing District 8. State Republican Party Vice Chairman J.P. Marzullo of Deering told the Contoocook Valley Republican Committee on Tuesday night that he would run against […]

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Vote in NH Journal’s April 2014 Issues Survey

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The entire team here at The New Hampshire Journal encourages everyone to vote in our April 2014 issues survey. It’s easy and will only take a few minutes of your time. Questions range from policy – including Common Core and repealing the death penalty in New Hampshire – to campaign politics and feedback on Walt […]

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Opinion: Transportation infrastructure is New Hampshire’s economic engine

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Everyone can agree: we need to grow and build up our state’s economy. But one of the greatest economic threats facing New Hampshire today is not necessarily top of mind to many Granite Staters: our aging, crumbling transportation infrastructure. In New Hampshire, a very modest 4-cent gas tax increase is being debated in the State […]

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Opinion: Opposing a gas tax hike in New Hampshire

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As sure as the arrival of spring after a long winter, the New Hampshire legislature is once again debating an increase in the state’s Gas Tax. Each year, our friends on the political left in the State House and the State Senate explain the need for “additional revenue” (liberal code for more taxes and higher […]

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Sean Downey named New England director of ‘Ready for Hillary’ SuperPAC

By JOHN DiSTASO, News Editor A top Democratic operative with long-time ties to New Hampshire will lead the growing group urging Hillary Clinton to run for President. The New Hampshire Journal has learned that Sean Downey was announced Monday night as the New England director of the Ready for Hillary SuperPAC that has been laying […]

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On ‘Tax Day eve,’ Shaheen reiterates opposition to online sales tax

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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Monday reiterated her opposition to online sales tax legislation currently pending before Congress, saying it would have “costly implications” for New Hampshire small businesses and other non-sales tax states. Shaheen released a statement on the eve of Tax Day that she has filed several amendments to ensure businesses in New Hampshire […]

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Brown raises $275,000 in 17 days for Senate campaign

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In 17 days, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown’s campaign raised nearly $275,000 for his effort to unseat Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Brown announced an exploratory committee on March 14, even though the committee on file with the Federal Election Commission was a full-fledged campaign committee. The first quarter ended 17 days later, and figures […]

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Dan Innis: School to Business to Congress?

The New Hampshire Union Leader originally published this column on April 11, 2014: “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach” the old joke goes. The last place some might expect to find a business professor is tending to the hands-on details of running an actual business. Yet there’s Dan Innis, going over punch lists […]

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