House Speaker en Bill O'Brien Holds On To His Seat In Recount <p>Republican House Speaker William O'Brien is keeping his New Hampshire House seat. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:12:41 +0000 Associated Press 16879 at First Look At State House And Senate Results <P>Races for State House and Senate were still wrapping up early this morning. Republicans lost some ground in the House, but we’re still learning how many seats were gained by Democrats.To start with, the Speaker of the House, Bill O’Brien, was reelected. He finished second to a Democrat in a two-member district. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 08:30:25 +0000 Ryan Lessard 16391 at First Look At State House And Senate Results Close Races and Voting Trends in Tuesday's Primary Election <p>A handful of state senate races proved competitive in Tuesday’s primary.</p><p>It’s difficult to see a trend in the statewide legislative results says political analyst Dean Spiliotis.</p><p><em>There clearly are some races in which the tea party energy and conservatives seem to be winning out, but there also a number of races that we’re seeing in which more moderate incumbents are staying in through the primary. </em></p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 05:39:28 +0000 Tina Forbes 12740 at Nepotism Inquiry Yields Little <p>A nepotism inquiry by House Speaker Bill O&rsquo;Brien has turned up little evidence of improper hiring in state government.</p><p>The probe comes in the wake of last month&rsquo;s scandal at the Department of Employment Security. Two high ranking officials are accused of hiring their daughters, and then having them laid off by subordinates so that they could collect unemployment benefits.</p><p>Speaker O&rsquo;Brien requested that all agency heads disclose any family members working within their respective departments.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 16:25:35 +0000 Todd Bookman 9899 at