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.   

Bear baiting on the rise

Dec 23, 2014

As the 2014 bear season came to a close, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department announced that hunters had accounted for a total of 784 animals this year, a 20% rise over the average for the past five years.

The take was in line with Fish and Game's population management goals, and...Read more

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Lyme disease on the rise?

Dec 22, 2014

Lyme disease incidence rates remained high throughout New England, according to an Associated Press article on December 20. Maine health officials reported they looked likely to exceed their 2013 record of 1,384 cases. In New Hampshire, officials said that total Lyme totals would be comparable...Read more

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Firearms allowed in the House?

Dec 20, 2014

On Thursday a House of Representatives committee voted to allow concealed firearms in the New Hampshire House chamber.

The full House will vote on the rule change January 7.

"When you have a gun free zone it’s a false sense of security. It really is, you know some people might feel...Read more

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More options for online education?

Dec 18, 2014

This week, New Hampshire became the first state in New England to join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), which makes it easier than ever for students to take online courses at institutions in other states.

Under SARA, schools accredited in their own state will not need...Read more

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O'Brien Rebels

Dec 17, 2014

On Tuesday, December 17, supporters of former House Speaker Bill O'Brien held a closed door meeting at which they decided to push for a change to House rules that would require the Speaker to name the elected leader of the Republican caucus to the majority leader position.

O'Brien...Read more

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Secretary of State: Add voting restrictions

Jan 16, 2015

New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner is supporting stricter requirements for voters on election day.

New Hampshire requires voters to present ID at the polls or sign an affidavit swearing to their identity.

Gardner believes the affidavit is open to abuse.

The...Read more

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