N.J. Governor Chris Christie helped Lamontagne raise money in Bedford, and joined him for a tour of a Medical device maker in Hudson. The pair then rallied Republicans in Atkinson. Throughout Christie suggested that electing Democrat Maggie Hassan would pave the way for an income tax.
“Anybody, like Maggie, who’s running against Ovide here, who starts whispering about an income tax, you know what that means, because politician who starts whispering about an income tax they’ve already started making up their minds.”
When StateImpact reporter Emily Corwin set out to understand what the slogan 'we built this' means for business and the economy in New Hampshire, she thought she’d find a lot of disagreement. But in the end – it didn’t work out that way.
A Strafford County judge says the Secretary of State must change voter registration forms before November’s election.
The New Hampshire League of Women Voters and four college students sued the state after it released registration forms that seemed to say voters had to meet residency requirements. But under state law, people who spend most of their time here for a defined period, like college students and military personnel, can vote without becoming residents. League Election Law Specialist Joan Flood Ashwell says she’s pleased with the ruling.
In the days leading up to the Sept. 11 primary, a Manchester-based political action committee called New Hampshire Republicans for Freedom and Equality launched a direct-mail campaign to support the re-election of 40 Republican House members who helped turn back efforts to repeal the state's same-sex marriage law.
New Hampshire’s League of Women Voters could reach an agreement with the state soon on a controversial addition to voter registration forms. This following Wednesday’s hearing in Strafford County Superior Court.
The Strafford County judge has set noon, Friday, as deadline for an agreement. The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, representing the League of Women Voters and four college students—recently filed suit against the state.
Candidates for Governor, Ovide Lamontagne (R) and Maggie Hassan (D) debate in a forum on business and the economy.
The battle lines in this debate became clear early, very early. In fact, Maggie Hassan was just 6 seconds into her first answer to a general question on the economy when she sought to blunt the tax and spending critique she must have known was coming.
"It’s really important that we have a strong and competitive economy, and that of course comes with opposing an income or a sales tax."
Democratic candidate Anne McLane Kuster challenges republican incumbent Charles Bass in a forum on business and economy.
Much of the debate between congressional candidates Charlie Bass and Ann McLane Kuster could have taken place between candidates in just about any district in the country. The forum, organized by the BIA and NHPR, centered almost exclusively on the national economy. And most of the time, the congressional candidates stuck to broad party-line talking points.
Take Democratic challenger Ann McLane Kuster’s point on taxes and deficit reduction.
Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan's visit to a Dover Community center was his first appearance since video footage surfaced showing Mitt Romney telling a well-heeled audience at private fundraiser that almost half of all Americans see themselves as victims.
Ryan didn’t address Romney’s comments directly during a town hall meeting in Dover, but he did attempt to clarify where he and Romney stand on what they say are the failures of the Obama administration.
We present the second of our candidate forums on business and the economy. We sit down with the candidates for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District: incumbent Republican Charlie Bass and Democratic challenger Ann McLane Kuster. We’ll examine the issues -- from deficits to health care to job growth.
New Hampshire’s first district candidates for Congress battled Monday in a debate moderated by NHPR’s Laura Knoy. The topics for discussion stayed within the realm of economic policy and job creation and energy policy was among the stickier points.
Much of the debate between Congressman Frank Guinta and former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter was an argument of who should and should not receive federal tax dollars. This was highlighted when the candidates were asked how they would address the rising cost of energy.
The Business and Industry Association, New Hampshire Public Television, New Hampshire Public Radio and New Hampshire Union Leader are partnering to host a second round of gubernatorial and congressional debates on Sept. 17, 18, and 19 at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics & Political Library at Saint Anselm College at 9:00 am.