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Politics
10:29 am
Mon April 21, 2014

House Speaker Terie Norelli Will Not Seek Re-election This Fall

New Hampshire Speaker of the House Terie Norelli is not expected to seek re-election this fall.

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On the Political Front
9:51 am
Mon April 14, 2014

On The Political Front For April 14

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    Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers talks with Rick Ganley about the past weekend in political activity in the Granite State and an upcoming vote in the Senate regarding repealing New Hampshire's death penalty.

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Politics
10:19 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Document: Superior Court Judge McNamara's Decision On Reams v. Foster

Rockingham County Attorney James Reams filed a petition challenging his suspension by Attorney General Joseph A. Foster. Reams alleged his November 6, 2013 suspension was illegal and sought that the court order his reinstatement. A judge reinstated Reams on Thursday, April 10.

Read the full text here:

Reams v Foster, Et Al. Order 4/10/14

NH News
10:55 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Brown Tells Supporters He'll Make It Official Thursday

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After months of flirting, former Massachusetts U.S. Senator Scott Brown plans to announce he’s running for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire Thursday in Portsmouth.

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On the Political Front
8:44 am
Mon April 7, 2014

On The Political Front For April 7

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Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers talks with Morning Edition host Rick Ganley about questions being raised regarding potential Republican gubernatorial candidate Walt Havenstein's residency. 

Rogers also talks about big changes at two major New Hampshire newspapers and what's on the docket at the Statehouse this week.

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NH News
8:28 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Opponents Question Residency Of Likely GOP Governor Candidate

Walt Havenstein

Opponents continue to raise questions about whether a Republican expected to join the race for governor meets the state’s residency requirements.

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NH News
10:42 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Scott Brown Nears Entry Into U.S. Senate Race

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Scott Brown's official announcement could come as early as next week, according to a report from WMUR.

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NH News
2:07 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Speculation Grows That Scott Brown Set To Enter N.H. Senate Race

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There’s growing speculation that former Massachusetts U.S. Senator Scott Brown is set to enter the race for U.S. Senate here in New Hampshire.

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On the Political Front
9:02 am
Mon March 10, 2014

On The Political Front For March 10

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On the Political Front, NHPR's Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers talks about the special election to fill the District 1 Executive Council seat. The seat was left vacant after the death of longtime Executive Councilor Ray Burton in November.

Rogers also discusses upcoming House votes on efforts to repeal the death penalty and increase the state's minimum wage.    

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NH News
8:56 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Former BAE Executive Considering Run For N.H. Governor

Another Republican is weighing a run for governor of New Hampshire.

As NHPR’s Josh Rogers reported on the Political Front this morning, Walter Havenstein of Alton is said to be seriously considering a challenge to Democrat Maggie Hassan.

He is a former chief executive at BAE Systems with a long career working for defense companies.

As Rogers says, this would be Havenstein’s first time running for office.

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Politics
3:36 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

On The Political Front For January 13

Credit Sara Plourde

This week, the legislature returns and hears new bills. Up before the Senate judiciary committee are a proposal to establish domestic violence as a separate crime and one requiring certain persons with mental illness to be barred from owning guns and placed on a federal registry. On Thursday, the House holds its first hearing on a bill to repeal the death penalty.

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On the Political Front
8:21 am
Mon November 18, 2013

On The Political Front For Nov. 18

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On the Political Front, NHPR's Josh Rogers talks with Morning Edition host Rick Ganley about how the Democratic members of New Hampshire's Congressional delegation - all facing re-election next fall - are now supporting changes to the Affordable Care Act.  

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Politics
9:39 am
Mon November 4, 2013

On The Political Front For November 4

Credit Sara Plourde

After the commission's recommendation last month, lawmakers will be debating expanding Medicaid in a special legislative session called by Governor Hassan; it remains to be seen how much bipartisan support the measure will have. We'll be watching the mayor's race in Manchester, where incumbent Mayor Ted Gatsas is being challenged by Alderman Patrick Arnold, and a special House election in Nashua, which pits former House Majority Leader Peter Silva against Democrat Latha Mangipudi.

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On the Political Front
8:18 am
Mon October 28, 2013

On The Political Front For Oct. 28

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On the Political Front, NHPR's Josh Rogers discusses the legacy of longtime Executive Councilor Ray Burton.

Burton, a Republican from Bath, announced over the weekend that he would not be seeking reelection after learning that his kidney cancer had returned. 

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On the Political Front
10:23 am
Mon October 21, 2013

On The Political Front For Monday, Oct. 21

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NHPR’s Josh Rogers talks with Morning Edition host Rick Ganley about the political impact of the shutdown resolution for New Hampshire Senators Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen.

Rogers also talks about Shaheen’s fundraising efforts with her reelection coming up, and action at the State House in Concord.

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