LFDA Highlights

Every day, Highlight stories, written by our editors, dig into the facts behind key New Hampshire policy issues. We try to present both sides of the story,  in an effort to give a balanced and insightful look at the facts. Read on to get informed.   

Additional public outreach expected from Kinder Morgan

Mar 03, 2015

Texas-based energy company Kinder Morgan will hold additional public outreach regarding its proposal for a 70-mile natural gas pipeline that would run through southern New Hampshire.

The company has held five meetings recently in the communities that would be affected by the pipeline....Read more

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Reasons to lift sex offender restrictions?

Mar 02, 2015

Rep. Tim Robertson (D-Keene) is sponsoring HB 263, a bill prohibiting local residency restrictions for sex offenders.

The New Hampshire state police support the bill, arguing that residency restrictions make offenders harder to track by forcing them underground.

"If you're...Read more

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Legislators to look at lightening sex offender registry regulations

Mar 02, 2015

New Hampshire's Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee is planning to send several proposals to the full House this week that would ban municipalities from restricting where sex offenders can live.

The state police force has come out in favor of these bans as residency restrictions...Read more

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Back to work for NH Legislature

Mar 02, 2015

New Hampshire children are back to school after their February vacation, and New Hampshire lawmakers are back to work too in Concord after their week off.

A slew of activity is expected this week as representatives and senators tackle a host of bills covering a host of issues important to...Read more

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NH Week in Review: Election 2016 activity warms up

Feb 28, 2015

With the New Hampshire Legislature in recess for the school vacation week, a lot of attention turned to the 2016 election this week.

Not only was there activity on the presidential primary front, but in the 2016 race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Kelly Ayotte....Read more

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End of vacation for NH legislature

Feb 27, 2015

Next week the New Hampshire House and Senate will return from vacation; both chambers have a full docket.

On Wednesday, March 4 the House will vote on several notable bills, including HB 476 (allowing medicinal marijuana for epilepsy, Parkinson's, and dementia associated with Alzheimer’s...Read more

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Hassan v. Ayotte in 2016?

Feb 26, 2015

Some national Republican organizations seem convinced that Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) will challenge Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) for New Hampshire's U.S. Senate seat in 2016.

Crossroads GPS (a national conservative non-profit founded by Karl Rove) and the National Republican Senatorial Committee...Read more

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Biden and Trump join NH primary fray

Feb 26, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden's visit to the Granite State on Wednesday and Don Trump's hiring of campaign staff have raised speculation about their interest in the 2016 presidential primary.

Biden came to the state to accept an award named for Warren Rudman at the Unversity of New Hampshire...Read more

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Required attendance for sentencing?

Feb 26, 2015

Rep. Renny Cushing (D-Hampton) is the primary sponsor of HB 225, a 2015 bill that would require convicted criminals to listen to victim impact statements during sentencing.

Cushing was motivated to sponsor the bill after convicted New Hampshire murderer Seth Mazzaglia asked to skip...Read more

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Vice President Biden visits the Granite State to talk taxes, tuition

Feb 26, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden visited New Hampshire on Wednesday, speaking at the Warren Rudman Center at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where he received the Warren B. Rudman Award for distinguished public service, and at Manchester Community College.

During his stops, Biden...Read more

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NH wants to lower workers' comp costs

Feb 25, 2015

Workers' compensation costs are much higher in New Hampshire than in other New England states.

For example, an average physical therapy evaluation costs $181 in New Hampshire, $98 regionally, and $109 nationally according to a...Read more

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Rubio talks education, immigration on NH tour

Feb 25, 2015

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, toured New Hampshire this week while promoting his book, American Dreams, and weighing his opportunities for a 2016 presidential bid.

Speaking at St. Anselm college yesterday, Rubio called for a change in the country's education...Read more

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