CONCORD — Progressive topics like paid family and medical leave, a minimum wage hike and legalizing recreational marijuana will get a new lease on life with Democrats taking control of the state Senate for the first time in a decade.

They may not have the same name recognition among the general public enjoyed by their Democratic and Republican counterparts, but Libertarian candidates are working to get their campaigns and views in front of voters before Tuesday’s midterm elections.

Incumbent Republican Gov. Chris Sununu enjoys considerable tailwinds in his bid for a second term, and strikes a justifiably confident tone on the campaign trail despite talk of a blue wave. With record low unemployment and high popularity ratings, Sununu is urging voters to stay the course.

CONCORD — A team of more than 70 attorneys and investigators from the state Department of Justice will fan out at polling stations across New Hampshire to respond to complaints and resolve problems on Election Day, according to Attorney General Gordon MacDonald.

MANCHESTER - The traditional tensions between New Hampshire's elected branches of government and the independent judiciary were on full display last week as Republican leaders heaped scorn on Superior Court Judge Kenneth C. Brown for his ruling on a controversial new election law.

CONCORD - State officials are required by law to file financial disclosure forms each year, but failure to do so does not compromise their authority in any way, according to an opinion by the state Attorney General in response to an inquiry by state Sen. Harold French, R-Franklin.

CONCORD - With nine days before the election, the New Hampshire Supreme Court's move to permit voter registration requirements to go forward unleashed a torrent of reactions from supporters and opponents of the controversial 2017 law.

MANCHESTER — Gov. Chris Sununu chose the backdrop of Manchester Community College and an audience of student nurses on Tuesday to unveil plans for a $24 million investment in workforce development at the state’s community colleges and universities.


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