House Democrats are raising alarms that a handful of bills they oppose could be voted on later this month. The announcement comes before lawmakers return to Concord November 30th.
Speaker Bill O’Brien has taken the unusual step to call the full House together several times this fall already. The chamber is returning in two weeks to take up education funding constitutional amendments.
Democrats say they aren’t sure if Republicans will use that session day to push a number of controversial bills.
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative faces an uncertain future in some states. New Jersey plans to end its participation and New Hampshire has considered legislation that would do the same.
But a new analysis shows the carbon dioxide cap and trade program has saved consumers money and created jobs. Under the program, power producers buy pollution allowances at auction for each ton of carbon dioxide they emit.
Governor John Lynch promises to veto any bill that would allow casinos or similar forms of gambling in the state.
Governor Lynch struck preemptively. In a letter to the Republican leaders in the House and Senate, he said more gambling would increase social service costs and, with casinos likely to come to Massachusetts, fail to raise as much revenue as backers predict.
The governor’s spokesman, Colin Manning said furthermore, any expansion will lead to proliferation.
"If I would've finished that flight I would have come home to sell war bonds," says Herman "Herk" Streitburger of Bedford. That last flight did not go as planned; instead, the B24 Liberator Bomber on which he served as gunner was shot down, and as he puts it, Herk became a guest of the German government for about a year.
Questions continue about Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain and allegations of sexual harassment. Just as those reports first surfaced about two weeks ago, NHPR sat down with a group of Republican voters in Dover.
The focus was on the candidates and the primary. The issue of Cain’s relations with women was not on the table and three of the participants spoke highly of Herman Cain. We got back in touch to see what they think now.
On October 31st, Brian Albertelli was ready to say, if the election were held today, Cain would be his pick.
New Hampshire’s U-S senators helped defeat a measure to unwind new regulations to clean up air in the Granite State.
The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to prevent unhealthy smog and soot from coal fired power plants in 27 states from spreading to other states. The EPA’s cross-border pollution rule would force those states to drastically cut their emissions.
But tea party backed Kentucky freshman Rand Paul forced the Senate to vote on unwinding those new rules to protect his coal rich home state.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie rallied volunteers at Romney's campaign headquarters in Manchester. He told them he knew that Romney was the "man for the job" and the person who could defeat President Obama.
Christie said he was headed to Iowa on Romney's behalf and would be coming back to New Hampshire.
A group of North Country leaders has sent Sen. Kelly Ayotte a letter expressing their unhappiness over her voting against a bill that - among many other things - included funding for the federal prison in Berlin.
Last week Sen. Kelly Ayotte voted against a wide-ranging bill that included about $28 million in funding to open the new federal prison in Berlin.
The prison would bring about 330 jobs to the area.