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Gas Tax
Can we get someone that can manage his department without resorting to fear-mongering and political posturing?  I am talking about DOT Commissioner, Christopher Clement.  He says that he has a $20M… read more
- Ananta
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Commuter Rail
In the words of Mr David Fink (CEO Pan Am RR Lines) "Everyone wants to study the cost of commuter rail, no one wants study the benefits." Therefore, millions of dollars are spent on commuter rail… read more
- rich
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Prison Reform
Think.  There are two opposing view points. The popular and politically correct is that evil people belong in prison, especially sex offenders.  The opposing view point is rehabilitation, an… read more
- rich
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Health Insurance Marketplace
New Hampshire had a single Health Systems Agency (UHSA-United Health Systems Agency) whose by-laws gave every NH resident over 18 years of age, a vote on the Representatives we had on the five "Sub-… read more
- Robert
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Northern Pass
I do not support Northern Pass If the southern part of NH Cities need electricity they need to look at alternative ways wind solar we do not need to go to another country to help support the USA… read more
- Wayne
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Stand Your Ground/Castle Doctrine
It is time to honest about the Martin-Zimmerman case. Many of the so-called political leaders, so-call civil-rights leaders, and so-call media leaders have been two-sided about the whole affair. If… read more
- Kris
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Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
The post states that the CO2 level in the atmosphere exceeded 400 parts per million for the first time. That is a blatant misstatement.  In the medieval time about 1000-1200 AD, the CO2 levels were… read more
- Ananta
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Wind Power Restrictions
The recently posted article about licensing issues with the wind farms in New Hampshire bemoans how siting delays are affecting the deployment of wind power. It highlights aesthetics as the central… read more
- Ananta
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Gun Laws
Contrary to what you may have heard from CNN, the president, or other unreliable sources, this is how the U.S. Senate is supposed to work. Senators debated legislation, considered competing… read more
- Grant
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Gas Tax
It’s simple, sign the Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire (AFP-NH) petition. Just go to our website at www . stopnhgastax . com. This will take less than two minutes and as the Honorary Chair of… read more
- Tom
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Commuter Rail
In January, the New Hampshire Executive Council is taking up a contract for a study looking at bringing commuter rail to the state.There is a common misconception that the state has not studied this… read more
- Josh
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Gun Laws
I certainly think we should try to keep guns out of the hands of mentally unstable teenagers, who have been the perpetrators of most of these heavily publicized school shoot ups.  But we must keep in… read more
- Bob
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Wind Power Restrictions
Wind energy is not the only source of renewable energy.  Wind is the fastest source of renewable energy.  Everybody must get a hold of the Nov. 2009 issue of Scientific American, where two scientists… read more
- Paul
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Gun Laws
Second Amendment is there not for hunting deer or target shooting.  It is there to make citizens as effective in terms of arms as the soldiers in the government.  In those days, if you had owned a… read more
- Ananta
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Gun Laws
It's way past time for some reason on the issue of gun control.  We have to stop this cycle of knee-jerk reactions to every gun-related disaster, and dominance by whoever can djin up the most… read more
- Rick
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Gas Tax
I have seen many yard signs that called for support and protection of middle class.  The signs, I believe, were those of the state Democratic Party.  After all, that Party have always claimed that… read more
- Ananta
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Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
Five years in, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative isn’t working out the way its supporters said it would, and they want to make drastic changes to the program in order to get state revenues… read more
- Grant
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Death Penalty
I support the death penalty, in a manner of speaking, and so do you. Death is a consequence of life. Premature death, on the other hand, can be a consequence of many things - poor decisions… read more
- Joshua
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Immigration Policy
One of the main issues facing the current Obama administration is Immigration reform. While ideas have been expressed on both sides, a concrete and over-arching plan has yet to be determined. As New… read more
- Neil
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Welfare Restrictions
State Rep. Donald Lebrun (R) has filed a bill that would require applicants for welfare benefits (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) to pass a drug test (at their own expense, though the cost… read more
- William
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Minimum Wage
Why do I say no to these bills? Is it because I'm a business owner or a wealthy citizen? The answer is, no. I'm neither. I'm a stay-at-home mom managing a household on the lower end of the middle… read more
- Amanda
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Gun Laws
Simple as this: No. We don't need to change gun rights, that isn't the problem. The problem is gun owners not locking up their guns correctly. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was tragic,… read more
- Steve
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Gun Laws
With the horrible tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary comes another push for one group of citizens to hurry up and “do something”. It’s easy to get caught up in all of the emotional pleas, unproven… read more
- Alexandra
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Student Vote
I must say that I am absolutely disgusted that the out-of-state college students will be allowed to vote in our state elections! This isn't a matter of voter fraud; this is a matter of students,… read more
- Amanda
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Gun Laws
"Constitutional Carry" is an issue that probably does not affect too many of our citizens but unfortunately I am one on them.  I had held a concealed carry pistol permit in Massachusetts since I was… read more
- Dr.
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Property Taxes
Ms. Kenyon needs to revisit some of her statistics and some of her assumptions. From 1999 to 2011, the total property tax bill in NH doubled.  The property tax as a percentage of all taxes increased… read more
- Mark Fernald
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Wind Power Restrictions
I am amazed at how many intelligent people have been conned by windpower. Here is an energy source that makes no economic sense without huge government (taxpayer) subsidies, produces tiny amounts of… read more
- Joseph
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School Funding: Constitutional Amendment
As a lifetime resident of New Hampshire and a student who has matriculated through the NH public school system, the renewed debate about publicly funded education caught my eye. Tomorrow (Wednesday 6… read more
- Taylor
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Wind Power Restrictions
It doesn't take an eye-popping trip to the filling station or an onerous home heating bill to get even the most retro, fossil-fuel-loving American to begin contemplating energy alternatives. Nukes?… read more
- John
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Stand Your Ground/Castle Doctrine
If you're reading this, chances are you're a smirking, money-grubbing member of an elite cabal conspiring to preserve a permanent underclass of worker bees to do your bidding, or you're a shiftless… read more
- John
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Drinking Age
The University of New Hampshire recently launched a pilot program that encourages its students to seek medical attention for fellow students suffering an alcohol-related emergency. The concept of “… read more
- Mark
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Public Employee Contract Revisions
A blog entry earlier this week discussed ways to reduce public sector salaries. My question is: how many public sector jobs can be outsourced to the private sector? There are a few potential wins… read more
- Luke
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Retirement System Changes
Pew Center on States has published the status report on the pension system of the fifty states. New Hampshire rated as one of the worst with over $3B in unfunded liability, funding ratio at 58% and… read more
- Ananta
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