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NH Business Newsreel: Senate leadership advances Internet tax

February 09. 2016 6:50PM

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., reaffirmed her opposition to an Internet sales tax Tuesday after reports that Senate Republican leadership has agreed to advance the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act.

Both Shaheen and New Hampshire’s other representative in Senate, Republican Kelly Ayotte, have been vocal critics of attempts to pass bills that would impose sales tax collection requirements on Granite State businesses.

“Internet sales tax legislation would be bad for New Hampshire’s economy and our small businesses,” Shaheen said in a statement. “I will continue to do everything in my power as U.S. Senator to prevent this legislation from advancing in Congress.”

Although New Hampshire does not have a sales tax, the legislation would force businesses to collect sales taxes for 46 states and 9,600 taxing jurisdictions across the country.

Exeter job fair set for Friday

EXETER — New Hampshire Employment Security is partnering with the Exeter Chamber of Commerce, Sen. Russell Prescott, and the Exeter Rotary Club to present the Exeter Job and Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Exeter Town Hall, One Front St.

Job seekers will have access to employers seeking candidates to fill positions in hospitality, retail, health care, finance, education and telecommunications. A full list of participating employers will be available on the day of the event.

For more information contact Kevin Myers at or visit

Concord nonprofit announces promotions

CONCORD — Granite State Management & Resources recently added Stephanie Buttrick of Tuftonboro to the executive management team and promoted her to chief program officer. Buttrick’s responsibilities include strategic management of the student loan servicing divisions, federal contract management and new business integration.

Daniel Coughlan of Penacook was promoted to vice president of finance.

Tori Berube of Manchester was promoted to vice president of college planning and community engagement.

Granite State Management & Resources was established in 1986 to assume administration and loan servicing of federal and private student loan programs. Most recently, it became a nonprofit federal contractor for the U.S. Department of Education to service the Federal Direct Student Loan Program.


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