Politics http://nhpr.org en Law Barring Out-Of-State Students From Voting Ruled Unconstitutional http://nhpr.org/post/law-barring-out-state-students-voting-ruled-unconstitutional <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A New Hampshire judge has struck down a law requiring out-of-state students to establish legal residency before being allowed to vote.</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:34:48 +0000 Brian Wallstin 52590 at http://nhpr.org Law Barring Out-Of-State Students From Voting Ruled Unconstitutional 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 N.H. Civil Liberties Union Suit Argues New Law Shuts Out Third Parties http://nhpr.org/post/nh-civil-liberties-union-suit-argues-new-law-shuts-out-third-parties <p>The New Hampshire Civil Liberties has filed a <a href="http://nhclu.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Complaint-Filed.pdf" target="_blank">lawsuit</a> in federal court that challenges a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2014/HB1542.pdf" target="_blank">new state law</a> limiting the time political parties have to collect signatures to get on the ballot.</p><p>The organization filed the lawsuit on behalf of the libertarian party.</p><p>State law now requires that political organizations collect the signatures they need in the year of the election.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:07:59 +0000 Michael Brindley 52372 at http://nhpr.org Can N.H.’s New Campaign Finance Rules Hold Up In Court? http://nhpr.org/post/can-nh-s-new-campaign-finance-rules-hold-court <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The attack ads with the cartoon sheep began airing in May, followed by the negative mailers.</span></p><p>Paid for by a conservative nonprofit called Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, <a href="http://www.strongnh.com/news/entry/7-news/145-tv-ads-wolf-in-sheep-s-clothing">they targeted Republican state senators</a> who supported Medicaid expansion and a four-cent hike in the state gas tax. According to a spokesman, it was just the beginning of the group’s efforts to “fight” for a more fiscally conservative senate.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Brian Wallstin 52279 at http://nhpr.org Can N.H.’s New Campaign Finance Rules Hold Up In Court? Hobby Lobby Ruling Is Key To N.H. Dems Midterm Election Strategy http://nhpr.org/post/hobby-lobby-ruling-key-nh-dems-midterm-election-strategy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Top Democrats rallied volunteers and worked the phones Monday in Portsmouth. Their goal was to call attention to the US Supreme Court’s “Hobby Lobby” ruling, which found a closely held company could not be forced to pay for all birth control procedures required by the Affordable Care Act.</span></p><p>Democrats hope Supreme Court rulings like the Hobby Lobby and the striking down of Massachusetts’s abortion clinic buffer zone law will motivate women voters, helping the party overcome certain challenges.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:04:25 +0000 Emily Corwin 51959 at http://nhpr.org Hobby Lobby Ruling Is Key To N.H. Dems Midterm Election Strategy 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 Amherst, Merrimack 4th Of July Parades Hub For U.S. Senate Candidates http://nhpr.org/post/amherst-merrimack-4th-july-parades-hub-us-senate-candidates <p></p><p>If you want to catch a glimpse of New Hampshire's U.S. Senate candidates on Independence Day, head to Amherst and Merrimack.</p><p>Both parades will feature all four major candidates running this year, including incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.</p><p>She'll be joined by the three Republican challengers: former Massachusetts U.S. Senator Scott Brown, former New Hampshire U.S. Senator Bob Smith, and former state Senator Jim Rubens.</p><p>The <a href="http://amherstnh.gov/town-celebrations/july-4th/" target="_blank">Amherst parade</a> kicks off at 10 at Wilkins Elementary School.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:43:00 +0000 Michael Brindley 51282 at http://nhpr.org Amherst, Merrimack 4th Of July Parades Hub For U.S. Senate Candidates N.H.'s Gas Tax Increase: Where Your Money Is Going http://nhpr.org/post/nhs-gas-tax-increase-where-your-money-going <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As you're paying more at the pump today, you may be wondering where all that extra money is going.</span></p><p>New Hampshire's 4.2 cent increase to the state's gas tax goes into effect July 1.</p><p>The increase, the first since 1991, is expected to generate an additional $32 million annually for the state's Department of Transportation.</p><p>The legislation that enacted the increase mandates that 42 percent of that money go towards bonding for the widening of Interstate 93.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:08:05 +0000 Michael Brindley 51135 at http://nhpr.org N.H.'s Gas Tax Increase: Where Your Money Is Going Shaheen Fires Back At Critics Over Stock Allegations http://nhpr.org/post/shaheen-fires-back-critics-over-stock-allegations <p>U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen fired back at critics Friday, a day after her campaign said she would update her financial disclosure form to reflect that she and her husband no longer hold stock options in a California firm that received federal stimulus funding.</p><p>Shaheen says her husband, William, is no longer affiliated with Ultrawave Labs, a company developing technology to better detect breast cancer.</p><blockquote><p>“I think it’s disappointing that my Republican opponents...The only thing they can find to attack me on is breast cancer research."</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:59:34 +0000 Austin Cowan 50986 at http://nhpr.org Shaheen Fires Back At Critics Over Stock Allegations U.S. Supreme Court: Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones Are Unconstitutional http://nhpr.org/post/us-supreme-court-abortion-clinic-buffer-zones-are-unconstitutional <p>In a decision that could have implications in New Hampshire, <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-1168_6k47.pdf">the Supreme Court on Thursday struck down</a> a Massachusetts law that permits a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics.</p><p>The justices were unanimous in ruling that extending a buffer zone 35 feet from clinic entrances violates the First Amendment rights of protesters.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:03:15 +0000 Associated Press 50897 at http://nhpr.org Gov. Hassan Says Trade Mission To Turkey Has Been 'Productive' http://nhpr.org/post/gov-hassan-says-trade-mission-turkey-has-been-productive <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Maggie Hassan is in the midst of a week-long trade mission to Turkey.</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:49:57 +0000 Michael Brindley 50830 at http://nhpr.org Gov. Hassan Says Trade Mission To Turkey Has Been 'Productive' Shaheen Releases Eight Years Of Federal Tax Returns http://nhpr.org/post/shaheen-releases-eight-years-federal-tax-returns <p>Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her husband, William, earned an average of more than $472,000 a year in pre-tax income between 2006 and 2013, according to federal tax returns released by Shaheen’s campaign Tuesday.</p><p>The couple's joint returns were made available four days after Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown and his wife, Gail Huff, released eight years of joint state and federal returns. Shaheen had pledged to release her returns if her opponents did the same.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 02:52:39 +0000 Brian Wallstin 50799 at http://nhpr.org Shaheen Releases Eight Years Of Federal Tax Returns No Delay On Residency Hearing For Havenstein http://nhpr.org/post/no-delay-residency-hearing-havenstein <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The state's Ballot Law Commission won't delay a hearing on the residency of Republican candidate for governor Walt Havenstein.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:15:43 +0000 Associated Press 50694 at http://nhpr.org No Delay On Residency Hearing For Havenstein Gov. Hassan, N.H. Business Delegation On Trade Mission To Turkey http://nhpr.org/post/gov-hassan-nh-business-delegation-trade-mission-turkey <div>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Maggie Hassan and a group of New Hampshire business representatives are on a trade mission in Turkey. &nbsp;</span></div><div>Jeffrey Rose, commissioner of the state Department of Resources and Economic Development, says Hassan's presence will help open doors to businesses seeking to connect with Turkish businesses. He says Turkey has emerged as an important market and is New Hampshire's 12th largest trading partner. New Hampshire sent $79 million in goods and services to Turkey last year. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 17:47:36 +0000 Associated Press 50644 at http://nhpr.org Brown Releases Tax Returns, Then Demands Shaheen Do The Same http://nhpr.org/post/brown-releases-tax-returns-then-demands-shaheen-do-same <p>Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown released a trove of personal financial information Friday, including eight years of state and federal tax returns and <a href="https://www.scottbrown.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/eFD_-Annual-Report-for-2014-Brown-Scott.pdf">a financial disclosure statement</a> that showed before-tax income of more than $900,000 since the former Massachusetts senator left office in January 2013.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:04:38 +0000 Brian Wallstin 50596 at http://nhpr.org Brown Releases Tax Returns, Then Demands Shaheen Do The Same