Complete text of Strafford County Superior Court Presiding Justice John M. Lewis in Duncan v NH.Read More>>
Grant Bosse looks into how the New Hampshire House and Senate use Conference Committees to resolve differences between the two chambers. Guests include Representatives David Campbell (D-Nashua), Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett), Nick Lavasseur (D-Manchester), and Neal Kurk (R-Weare), as well as House Clerk Karen Wadsworth.
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The intelligent and hard-working members and staff at the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission are working hard to lower your electric rate. They’re from the government, and they’re here to help.
The PUC and the New Hampshire Legislature have been trying to reduce New Hampshire’s shockingly high utility bills for a while now and have even introduced a sliver of market competition into the bureaucratic, overregulated, micromanaged labyrinth of electric rates.
Last week, the PUC recommended Public Service Company of New Hampshire, the state’s largest electric utility and the only one to generate much of its own power, sell its remaining generation assets. The Merrimack Station coal plant in Bow is at the heart of the issue.Read More>>
(CONCORD) A hiring freeze put in place five years ago by Governor John Lynch is doing little to prevent state agencies from filling their vacant positions, as the Governor's Office has issued 436 waivers so far this Fiscal Year. Governor Maggie Hassan has not denied a single request to waive the hiring freeze in her first six months in office.Read More>>
Gambling has been one of the most contentious issues in the New Hampshire Legislature this year, and Governor Maggie Hassan based her budget on approving a single high-end casino, presumably at Salem’s Rockingham Park. The State Senate, which has long favored expanded gambling regardless of which party was in the Majority, passed a casino bill. But the House, long skeptical of casinos whether Republicans or Democrats were in charge, scuttled the plan by a wide margin.
State Senator Lou D’Allesandro, a Manchester Democrat, has long pushed to bring a casino to the Granite State, while former State Senator Jim Rubens, an Etna Republican, chairs the Granite State Coalition Against Expanded Gambling.
Both spoke at a March forum held by the Seacoast Media Group on the pros and cons of casinos. Live Free or Die Alliance member Paul Briand captured the event for this Live Free or Die Alliance Podcast.