Politics

Opinion: In favor of Common Core

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The Common Core State Standards (CCSS), also referred to as the Career and College Ready Standards (CCRS), are a continuation of the legacy of former President George H.W. Bush, who was the first to introduce national standards in his Goals 2000. However, unlike earlier versions of national standards (Goals 2000 and No Child Left Behind), […]

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Opinion: Opposing Common Core

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In 2010 four “appointed” members of the New Hampshire State Board of Education voted to adopt national standards in Math and English.  Since then, resistance has been growing across the country as parents, teachers, and school board members begin to see the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in their public schools. The […]

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Kimball: ‘I don’t think this will end well’

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Tea Party leader and former state Republican Party chairman Jack Kimball says personal issues are keeping him from joining fellow Granite Staters and scores more at the Nevada standoff between cattle rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal Bureau of Land Management. But Kimball said Monday he has heard from his friend and fellow New Hampshire […]

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Speaker Norelli: After 18 years, time to ‘take a breath’

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By JOHN DiSTASO, Editor CONCORD — House speaker Terie Norelli, surrounded by top members of her Democratic leadership team, announced Monday that after 18 years in the House and six as speaker, she intends this to be her last. The 61-year-old Portsmouth resident said she has no plans to return to politics after she finishes […]

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Granite Reports: Walt’s top guy is a Friend of Scott (Walker, that is); Waddell backs Innis; Guinta re-issues challenge

TUESDAY, APRIL 22: HAMPTON OFFICIAL FOR INNIS. Republican 1st District U.S. House candidate Dan Innis has earned the endorsement of Hampton selectman and former state Rep. Jim Waddell. A  formal announcement is expected  tomorrow. In a statement, Waddell said, “Like many others, I know that we need positive change in Washington. Dan Innis is an […]

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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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