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Gas tax passes House, goes to governor for her signature

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CONCORD – 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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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.

Homegrown medical marijuana for NH patients not happening any time soon

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A Senate committee has sent a proposal to allow medical marijuana users to grow their own plants to a study committee, which is expected to kill the measure for the current session.

Abortion clinic 'buffer zones' considered in House

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A House committee has taken up a Senate-passed bill that would regulate 'buffer zones' for anti-abortion protestors outside abortion clinics

Amendment barring discrimination on sexual orientation sent to study

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A House committee has referred a proposed Constitutional amendment to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation

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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.

Garry Rayno's State House Dome: It's time to make legislative sausage

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The last few weeks of a two-year session are the World Series for legislative insider baseball. Bills that have been killed by one side or the other miraculously appear as amendments on other bills.

OPINION

Catherine Provencher : We need to do more to teach financial literacy in NH

Diana Lacey : Casinos can end NH's long-term budget woes

City papers: A flawed right-to-know policy

Revenue raiser: An economic recovery, not a casino, is what's needed

Charles M. Arlinghaus: I'm with Washington Post on school choice

Thomas Sowell : Where liberalism creates $1.5 million starter homes

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