State Integrity Investigation: Keeping Government Honest http://nhpr.org en Candidate Filings Only Part of Election Money Picture in New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/candidate-filings-only-part-election-money-picture-new-hampshire <p>The candidates for governor are touting their fundraising ahead of Wednesday's midnight deadline to submit campaign finance.</p><p>What we know so far: Republican Ovide Lamontagne says his campaign raised about $1.2 million dollars. Democrat Maggie Hassan, $930,000; Democrat Jackie Cilley about $281 thousand dollars. No word as of Wednesday afternoon from Republican Kevin Smith.</p><p>That's what we know; but there’s a lot we <em>don’t</em> know about campaign money. And many election observers say a lot of campaign money won’t ever show up in candidate reports anyway.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:24:38 +0000 Brady Carlson & Brian Wallstin 11393 at http://nhpr.org Most Campaign Money Remains Hidden In New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/most-campaign-money-remains-hidden-new-hampshire <p>With the 2012 primary less than three weeks away, candidates for state office in New Hampshire have until midnight Wednesday to file their first campaign finance reports with the Secretary of State's office. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:22:15 +0000 Brian Wallstin 11372 at http://nhpr.org Most Campaign Money Remains Hidden In New Hampshire The Granite State Grapples with Public Integrity http://nhpr.org/post/granite-state-grapples-public-integrity <p>We sift through a new study that gives New Hampshire low marks in what it calls “integrity” in State government.</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 2903 at http://nhpr.org The Granite State Grapples with Public Integrity NH Scores a "D" For Campaign Finance Laws http://nhpr.org/post/nh-scores-d-campaign-finance-laws <p>&nbsp;A study released today called the <a href="http://www.stateintegrity.org/new_hampshire">State Integrity Investigation</a> gives New Hampshire a D grade in its political finance laws, citing a poor disclosure calendar and a bad website for displaying campaign donation documents.</p><p>But even in a state that prides itself on open government, campaign finance reform has never been an easy sell.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 21:53:34 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 2607 at http://nhpr.org NH Scores a "D" For Campaign Finance Laws