Josh Rogers http://nhpr.org en Fiorina PAC Looks To Mobilize Women For GOP http://nhpr.org/post/fiorina-pac-looks-mobilize-women-gop <p>Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina told more than 200 Republican activists that the GOP needs to do better when it comes to winning the support of women.</p><p>She said all Republicans -- but females in particular -- need to fight what she called the "baseless propaganda" that GOP is waging a war on women.</p><p>Fiorina says the best way to do that is through grassroots organizing and one to one outreach.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:27:17 +0000 Josh Rogers 52543 at http://nhpr.org Fiorina PAC Looks To Mobilize Women For GOP Pro-Rubens PAC Launches Anti-Brown Website http://nhpr.org/post/pro-rubens-pac-launches-anti-brown-website <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://realscottbrownrecord.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">realscottbrownrecord.com</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> highlights what the NH PAC to Save America calls Brown’s deceptive tactic of criticizing Democrat Jeanne </span>Shaheen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for doing what he also did– support policies favored by President Obama.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:27:28 +0000 Josh Rogers 51542 at http://nhpr.org Pro-Rubens PAC Launches Anti-Brown Website Shaheen Campaigns Against Hobby Lobby Ruling In Concord http://nhpr.org/post/shaheen-campaigns-against-hobby-lobby-ruling-concord <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Campaigning in Concord today, Sen. Jeanne </span>Shaheen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> took aim at the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that clears the way for some for-profit corporations to deny contraception coverage to their employees on religious grounds. </span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:35:58 +0000 Josh Rogers 51249 at http://nhpr.org Shaheen Campaigns Against Hobby Lobby Ruling In Concord N.H. Won't Renew Approval of Italian University http://nhpr.org/post/nh-wont-renew-approval-italian-university <p>The financially-troubled St. John International University will grant no more degrees.&nbsp;</p><p>The state’s higher education commission has unanimously declined to renew its approval of the N.H. chartered, Torino-based school.</p><p>State education officials had been monitoring St. John international for several years.</p><p>The for profit college was chartred by the act of the legislature in 2009,&nbsp; and three state senators – Democrats Sylvia Larsen and Lou D’Allesandro and Republican Nancy Stiles -- have sat on its board.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:50:28 +0000 Josh Rogers 51176 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Won't Renew Approval of Italian University Ballot Law Commission Rules Havenstein Eligible http://nhpr.org/post/ballot-law-commission-rules-havenstein-eligible <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The 3-2 vote by clears the way for Republican Walt Havenstein to run for governor. Havenstein sought the hearing after Democrats argued the former defense contractor hadn’t met the 7-year residency requirement set by the state constitution.</p><p>At issue was whether Havenstein surrendered New Hampshire as his domicile by living part time in Maryland from 2007-2012.</p><p>By a 3-2 vote, in which democratic member Martha Van Oot and joined Republicans Michael Eaton and Brad Cook, the commission said no.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:24:59 +0000 Josh Rogers 51100 at http://nhpr.org Ballot Law Commission Rules Havenstein Eligible Shaheen To Update Disclosure Form http://nhpr.org/post/shaheen-update-disclosure-form <p>The Senator’s new disclosure will reflect that she and her husband no longer hold stock options in a California firm that received federal stimulus funding.</p><p>Ultrawave Labs Inc. is a California company working on technology to help better detect breast cancer.</p><p>In 2009, the Senator’s husband, William Shaheen, was named adviser to the company. He received stock options Shaheen included on US Senate disclosure forms, most recently filed in May.</p><p>According to that form, the Ultrawave stock options were to expire in 2019.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:14:21 +0000 Josh Rogers 50933 at http://nhpr.org Shaheen To Update Disclosure Form Brown Targets Shaheen; Smith And Rubens Target Brown http://nhpr.org/post/brown-targets-shaheen-smith-and-rubens-target-brown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Scott Brown drew the middle seat in this first debate featuring the major Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, but did his best to look past his party rivals towards the general election.</p><p></p><p>Brown called a united GOP Jeanne Shaheen’s &nbsp;“worst nightmare,” and &nbsp;challenged the incumbent to match him by allowing the media to inspect 8 years of tax returns.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:29:18 +0000 Josh Rogers 50588 at http://nhpr.org Brown Targets Shaheen; Smith And Rubens Target Brown Hassan Files For Reelection http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-files-reelection <p>Governor Hassan pointed to the state budget, the expansion of the N.H’s Medicaid program, and the passage of the first gas tax increase in more than twenty years as examples of what she called bipartisan progress.</p><p>“We’ve expanded healthcare for 50,000 hard-working granite staters and we are funding improvements to our roads and bridges and the completion of I-93. And we created balanced and fiscally responsible budget, without a sales or income tax, which I continue to oppose and would veto."</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:43:52 +0000 Josh Rogers 50137 at http://nhpr.org Hassan Files For Reelection On The Political Front: June 9th, 2014 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-june-9th-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the Political Front this morning,&nbsp;</span>NHPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://nhpr.org/people/josh-rogers" style="line-height: 1.5;">Josh Rogers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks about this year's legislative session, which wrapped up last week.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers passed some bills on contentious topics, but failed on others. And some notable names announced they won't seek office again.</span></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">The big bills that passed:</strong></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:51:56 +0000 Josh Rogers 49904 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front: June 9th, 2014 Amid A Changing Debate, New Hampshire Lawmakers Keep Death Penalty In 2014 http://nhpr.org/post/amid-changing-debate-new-hampshire-lawmakers-keep-death-penalty-2014 <p><em>This week All Things Considered is looking at the key bills at the statehouse this year – which passed, which didn’t, and why.</em></p><p>Proponents of repealing New Hampshire's death penalty law had new allies this year, including Governor Maggie Hassan, who promised to sign a repeal measure as long as it didn't affect the sentence of Michael Addison, the state's lone death row inmate.</p><p>The State House approved a repeal measure, but the Senate deadlocked 12-12 over the bill and ultimately laid it on the table.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:56:42 +0000 Brady Carlson & Josh Rogers 49786 at http://nhpr.org Scott Brown Files Candidacy And Resigns From Florida Company http://nhpr.org/post/scott-brown-files-candidacy-and-resigns-florida-company <p>As he filed for office, Scott Brown said he was focused on the issues that matter.</p><p></p><p>“And what matters right now is making sure that people are getting&nbsp; a good value for their dollars and they are not paying an exorbitant amount of many for their health care, and their medical care, obviously, and their energy prices.”</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:21:00 +0000 Josh Rogers 49706 at http://nhpr.org Scott Brown Files Candidacy And Resigns From Florida Company House, Senate To Consider Medicaid Enhancement Tax Deal http://nhpr.org/post/house-senate-consider-medicaid-enhancement-tax-deal <p></p><p>Lawmakers in the House and Senate this week will consider a deal between the state and hospitals on the Medicaid Enhancement Tax.</p><p>The deal, largely brokered by Governor Maggie Hassan, pulls 25 of the state’s 26 hospitals out of a lawsuit.</p><p>Two Superior Court judges had ruled the tax in its current form unconstitutional, and a ruling is pending before the state Supreme Court.</p><p>As NHPR’s Josh Rogers reports, the deal isn’t being seeing a positive step by all.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:30:07 +0000 Michael Brindley & Josh Rogers 49542 at http://nhpr.org House, Senate To Consider Medicaid Enhancement Tax Deal Hospital Tax Deal Headed For Vote By Full Legislature http://nhpr.org/post/hospital-tax-deal-headed-vote-full-legislature <p>The deal hinges on a guarantee that hospitals will get more money for the care they provide.</p><p></p><p>It calls for payments for charity and uncompensated care to be no less 75 percent of costs at rural, so-called critical access hospitals,&nbsp; and be as much as 50 percent at other hospitals. New London Republican Bob Odell helped broker the deal.</p><p>"This is not a perfect solution, but I think this takes us out of the courtroom for a while, and I think the fact that we have a tax decrease in this, however modest, is very important. So I think we made some progress."</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 20:30:39 +0000 Josh Rogers 49462 at http://nhpr.org Hospital Tax Deal Headed For Vote By Full Legislature Rubens Wins Liberty Caucus Support http://nhpr.org/post/rubens-wins-liberty-caucus-support <p>To Liberty Caucus Chairman Aaron Day's way of thinking the symbolism of recent endorsements in this race is clear:</p><p></p><p>The GOP establishment has its candidate in former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown and republicans who prize the constitution and tackle problems with ideas have theirs in Jim Rubens.</p><p>"He’s thoughtful, intelligent, and open to rational discussion and debate."</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 20:24:56 +0000 Josh Rogers 49394 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For May 12 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-may-12 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>NHPR's Josh Rogers discusses plans to fix the state's Medicaid Enhancement Tax, which has been ruled unconstitutional by two superior court justices.</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:38:30 +0000 Josh Rogers & Rick Ganley 48329 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For May 12