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UPDATED: Gas tax passes House, goes to governor for her signature

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Motorists will be paying an additional 4.2 cents in gas and diesel tax beginning July 1 after the House approved the increase Wednesday on a 193-141 vote.

Cost of Affordable Care Act can slow growth, startup says

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U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.,met with employees of Novocure, which produces a medical device which treats brain cancer, on Wednesday afternoon in Portsmouth to hear how the company has been affected by the Medical Device Tax.

A Seacoast company that has brought a treatment for brain cancer to market told Sen. Kelly Ayotte that a federal tax is discouraging investors.

GOP hopeful: Slots for charity

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ANDREW HEMINGWAY

Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hemingway will soon release a gaming expansion plan that allows for slot machines in charitable gambling halls and a bigger share of the take for the state, his campaign consultant said.

Republican Gov. candidate Hemingway supports slot machines for charities

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hemingway will soon release a gaming expansion plan that allows for slot machines in charitable gambling halls and a bigger share of the take for the state, his campaign consultant said.

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Poll shows Christie regaining, but Hillary trouncing GOP field

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Hillary Clinton isn’t only the strong front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but she’s well ahead of every potential Republican rival, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll.

GOP rally in Manchester fires up party faithful

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An A-list of national Republican figures who were in the city Saturday for an event dubbed the New Hampshire Freedom Summit found a receptive audience for criticism of President Obama, the Affordable Care Act and most things Democratic.

 

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Paycheck equity bill gets preliminary OK by House

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Bill goes to Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee to review criminal penalties before final passage.

House approves bill that addresses oil spill preparation

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Bill would require pipeline company to submit preparedness report to state agencies for review.

Energy siting committee to be revamped after House passes bill

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Lawmakers voted to change the makeup of the committee that approves new or expanded energy facilities and to expand public involvement in the process.

Bond rating agency hammers NH state credit rating

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Standard & Poor’s change in its outlook for New Hampshire's bonds from stable to negative in the wake of a court ruling that the state's Medicaid Enhancement Tax is illegal. It could mean...

House committee opposes bill to keep mental health records out of federal gun checks

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A House committee voted unanimously against recommending a bill to allow mental health records be expunged so that people disqualified from owning firearms due to mental illness can be removed...

House committee bets against casinos — again

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A key House committee has recommended killing a bill providing for two gambling casinos in New Hampshire. The measure goes to a vote in the full House next week.

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Manchester school official points to 7 weapons cases not brought to conduct committee

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The head of the school board’s conduct committee says the administration has been too willing to give a pass to students accused of serious wrongdoing, including bringing weapons to school.

Rockingham County Attorney James Reams is asking a judge to toss out the removal complaint filed against him by the state.

Rockingham County Attorney seeks dismissal of removal complaint

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Rockingham County Attorney James Reams is arguing that the state’s complaint seeking his removal from office should be thrown out of court because he cannot be held liable for conduct that...

0 New director taking over at Derry Public Library

0 Londonderry councilors critical of town’s economic development website

0 Derry library's proposed 2015 budget moves forward

0 Fish & Game Club planning ahead for fireworks event

0 AG asks court to bar Reams from office

8 Manchester vote restricting access to horses spurs riders to rally

5 Prepare to pay more to park in Manchester

Columns

Dave Solomon's Granite Status: Charter school advocates are just not feeling the love

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Republican State Rep. Ken Weyler isn't giving up on his efforts to increase state funding for charter schools by about $800 per pupil.

Granite Status: Meet the Havenstein campaign team

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The advisors trying to keep the political novice on track and on message start with Campaign Manager Matt Seaholm, former National Field Director at Americans for Prosperity.

Joe McQuaid's Publisher's Notes: '3-G' may go, but 'Memories 2' is coming

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Attention, fans of “Apartment 3-G”: The renters are in grave danger of being evicted from our comics page.

OPINION

Andrew Cline: Norelli takes a break, doesn’t say goodbye

Slots proliferation: Not here, not there, not anywhere

David Scannell: Manchester democratizes advanced placement classes

Michigan’s ban: Sotomayor’s ‘disadvantages’

George Will: Our adolescent President

Jonah Goldberg: Obama stuck in his own Keystone pipeline trap

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