NH House of Representatives http://nhpr.org en House Voting On Moratorium On New Energy Projects http://nhpr.org/post/house-voting-moratorium-new-energy-projects <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;">New Hampshire's House is considering a moratorium on new wind turbine and electric transmission line projects like the 187-mile power line proposed by Northern Pass.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:00:56 +0000 Associated Press 42494 at http://nhpr.org House Voting On Moratorium On New Energy Projects On The Political Front For June 24 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-june-24 <p></p><p></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:04:38 +0000 Josh Rogers 30004 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For June 24 On The Political Front For May 20 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-may-20 <p></p><p></p> Mon, 20 May 2013 13:31:52 +0000 Josh Rogers 27804 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For May 20 On The Political Front For May 13 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-may-13 <p></p><p></p><p>The New Hampshire House makes its first key vote as the casino bill is voted on by a supercommittee comprised of the House Finance and Ways &amp; Means Committees; various amendments will be considered on Tuesday, with a committee vote and recommendation coming Wednesday. The New Hampshire Senate, meanwhile, continues to work on its budget, and the Senate Finance Committee prepares to hear from some of the larger state agencies - Health &amp; Human Services, Transportation, and Environmental Services - on their budget needs.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 13:09:21 +0000 Josh Rogers 27370 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For May 13 Democrats Move To Ban Guns In N.H. House http://nhpr.org/post/democrats-move-ban-guns-nh-house <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The rules committee of the New Hampshire House has voted to reinstate a ban on guns in the House chamber. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 22:03:47 +0000 Josh Rogers 18875 at http://nhpr.org Democrats Move To Ban Guns In N.H. House A.G. Fraud Unit Proposal Stalls Again http://nhpr.org/post/ag-fraud-unit-proposal-stalls-again <p>The creation of a new fraud unit at the state Attorney General’s office has stalled again.&nbsp; Thursday, the Legislative Fiscal Committee voted to table a request to approve funding for it.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The governor and Executive Council have approved the unit, which would be funded by the state’s mortgage settlement with big banks.&nbsp; But the Republican-dominated committee has resisted allocating money to it, saying it would ultimately add staff to the government payroll.&nbsp; But the AG’s Consumer Protection Bureau Chief James Boffetti says a fraud unit is needed.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:32:11 +0000 Amanda Loder 16557 at http://nhpr.org N.H. House Swings To Democrats, Republicans Hold Senate 13-11 http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-swings-democrats-republicans-hold-senate-13-11 <p></p><p></p><p>There was a big surprise waiting for New Hampshire politicos this morning.&nbsp;As the final votes were tallied in the four hundred races for the State House of Representatives, the Democrats had won a 221 to 178 majority with one race still undecided.</p><p>Prospects of a divided state legislature has both sides singing about bipartisanship.&nbsp;</p><p>Given that many of the races for the NH House are decided by fewer than a hundred voters, there will likely be a couple dozen recounts.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 19:20:55 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 16459 at http://nhpr.org N.H. House Swings To Democrats, Republicans Hold Senate 13-11 Democrat Moynihan Wins In Coos 2 http://nhpr.org/post/democrat-moynihan-wins-coos-2 <p>Democrat Wayne Moynihan of Dummer has won the seat for Coos District 2, defeating Republican James Tierney of Northumberland.</p><p>With all the votes counted Moynihan had 1,259 votes compared to Tierney's 839, according to a tally compiled by the Associated Press.</p><p></p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 05:25:47 +0000 Chris Jensen 16375 at http://nhpr.org Democrat Hammon Defeats Repub Tholl in Coos 5 http://nhpr.org/post/democrat-hammon-defeats-repub-tholl-coos-5 <p>Democratic challenger Marcia Hammon of Whitefield has defeated incumbent Republican John Tholl, also of Whitefield, in Coos District 5.</p><p>With 100 percent of the votes counted Hammon had 1,235 votes and Tholl had 1,154, according to a tally compiled by the Associated Press.</p><p></p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 04:45:26 +0000 Chris Jensen 16374 at http://nhpr.org NH Supreme Court Upholds House Redistricting Plan http://nhpr.org/post/nh-supreme-court-upholds-house-redistricting-plan <p><a href="https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?viz=MAP&amp;q=select+col2+from+2691936+&amp;h=false&amp;lat=43.7443279014492&amp;lng=-71.43413917578128&amp;z=7&amp;t=1&amp;l=col2" target="redistrictingmap">New Districts with&nbsp;Floterials&nbsp;</a><a href="https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?viz=MAP&amp;q=select+col2+from+2524314+&amp;h=false&amp;lat=44.013098579061094&amp;lng=-71.62951050000004&amp;z=7&amp;t=1&amp;l=col2" target="redistrictingmap"> |&nbsp;</a><a href="https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?viz=MAP&amp;q=select+col2+from+2691458+&amp;h=false&amp;lat=43.99762832950773&amp;lng=-71.77202076562503&amp;z=7&amp;t=1&amp;l=col2" target="redistrictingmap">New Districts&nbsp;without Floterials</a> |&nbsp;<a href="https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?viz=MAP&amp;q=select+col2+from+2524314+&amp;h=false&amp;lat=44.24375710074767&amp;lng=-71.9680267353516&amp;z=7&amp;t=1&amp;l=col2" target="redistrictingmap">Previous Districts</a></p><p><a href="https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?viz=MAP&amp;q=select+col2+from+2524314+&amp;h=false&amp;lat=44.24375710074767&amp;lng=-71.9680267353516&amp;z=7&amp;t=1&amp;l=col2" target="redistrictingmap"><iframe frameborder="0" height="500" name="redistrictingmap" scrolling="no" src="https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?viz=MAP&amp;q=select+col2+from+2691936+&amp;h=false&amp;lat=43.7443279014492&amp;lng=-71.43413917578128&amp;z=7&amp;t=1&amp;l=col2" width="500"></iframe></a></p><p><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:40:47 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 7163 at http://nhpr.org Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Redistricting http://nhpr.org/post/supreme-court-hears-arguments-redistricting <p>The New Hampshire Supreme Court heard oral arguments this morning on a challenge to a plan to redraw the districts for the State&rsquo;s House of Representatives.</p><p>The five petitioners representing towns across the Granite State argue that the House plan is too rigid in its interpretation of the US constitution&rsquo;s one-man-one-vote clause. A lawyer for the petitioners, Martin Honigberg, says that a looser interpretation is not only legal, but required by an amendment to the New Hampshire constitution.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 15:49:49 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 6307 at http://nhpr.org O'Brien-Vaillancourt Flap At Center of Busy, Contentious State House Session http://nhpr.org/post/obrien-vaillancourt-flap-center-busy-contentious-state-house-session <p>It's the time of year when the statehouse gets hectic - and, occasionally, foul-tempered.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 22:06:28 +0000 Brady Carlson & Josh Rogers 4857 at http://nhpr.org Crossover Day http://nhpr.org/post/crossover-day <p>We look at those bills expected to cross over from the NH House to the Senate -- and vice versa -- and see if they may hold up in their next vote.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 2615 at http://nhpr.org Crossover Day NH House Passes Refugee Moratorium Bill http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-passes-refugee-moratorium-bill <p>&nbsp;</p><p><br />The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted today to pass a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/Results.aspx?q=1&amp;txtsessionyear=2012">bill&nbsp;</a>that would allow the city of Manchester to ask for a moratorium on refugee resettlement.</p><p>The bill is a seen as a victory for Manchester Mayor Ted&nbsp;Gatsas, who&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/manchester-seeks-refugee-moratorium">has been calling for a moratorium since last July</a>.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 20:49:25 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 2546 at http://nhpr.org NH House Passes Refugee Moratorium Bill NH House Reconsiders 24-Hour Abortion Waiting Period http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-reconsiders-24-hour-abortion-waiting-period <p>&nbsp;</p><div><p>The New Hampshire House has moved to reconsider passage of a<a href="http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120314/NEWS06/703149951">&nbsp;controversial bill&nbsp;</a>requiring pregnant women to wait 24 hours before receiving an abortion.&nbsp;The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/Results.aspx?q=1&amp;txtsessionyear=2012">bill&nbsp;</a>would also require them to receive explicit information on fetal development.</p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 18:26:57 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 2539 at http://nhpr.org NH House Reconsiders 24-Hour Abortion Waiting Period