WASHINGTON — New Hampshire now has a seat on both U.S. Senate committees dealing with federal spending, taxes and trade with the promotion of U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-NH, to the Senate Finance Committee Thursday.
CONCORD — Attorney Charles “Chuck’’ Douglas became the eighth recipient Monday night of the Josiah Bartlett Center’s Libertas Award. He said he was surely the first to so closely match Bartlett’s biography.
Fresh off surviving the stiffest challenge of a storied 42-year career, Secretary of State Bill Gardner now faces another affront to New Hampshire’s vaunted first-in-the-nation primary, this one from a familiar foe with a new strategy.
Lawyers for the state's judicial retirement plan said a former judge who resigned in 2008 after helping her disbarred lawyer hide money from the state is not entitled to get nearly a $90,000 annual pension and more than $400,000 in back pay and health coverage.
CONCORD — In a day of high drama at the State House, Bill Gardner, the nation’s longest-serving Secretary of State, held off a formidable challenge by former Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern, eking out a four-vote win to another two-year term.
CONCORD — Longtime GOP stalwart Wayne MacDonald has announced he will not seek reelection as chairman of the state Republican Party, clearing the way for Trump supporter Stephen Stepanek, who formally announced his bid for the position two weeks ago.
CONCORD — A high-powered commission failed to endorse moving the start of all public schools until after Labor Day, but submitted a report that offers a “road map” on how to overcome obstacles to the change.
New Hampshire is now one of five states that have a waiver from traditional Medicaid rules, issued by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), allowing the state to impose work requirements.
CONCORD — Five former New Hampshire governors took a public stand in support of long-serving Secretary of State Bill Gardner on Wednesday, with an endorsement published in major media throughout the state.
With only a week to go before the vote on a new secretary of state, longtime incumbent Bill Gardner and his challenger, former Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern, are putting their campaigns into high gear.
A Trump administration watchdog group concluded that most of the allegations whistleblowers at the Manchester VA Medical Center have made regarding the leadership style of upper management were groundless.
CONCORD -- The third, long-shot candidate for NH secretary of state abruptly dropped out Friday, blasting Democratic Party leaders for having what he called a "warped obsession with absolute partisan fealty."
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a class action lawsuit against the state in federal court seeking an end to the practice of “psychiatric boarding,” in which mental health patients are held against their will in hospital emergency rooms as they await admission to the state psychiatric hospital.
CONCORD — Democratic Minority Leader Steve Shurtleff, D-Penacook, will face a challenge from veteran progressive Rep. Renny Cushing, D-Hampton, when the newly elected Democratic House majority meets on Thursday to elect their nominee for Speaker.
BRENTWOOD — Hudson state Rep. Eric Schleien was sentenced to six months in jail Friday after admitting that he kissed the hand of a 16-year-old Phillips Exeter Academy student who shared an interest in politics.
CONCORD — Only those backing proposed constitutional amendments and longtime incumbents in safe districts rested easy on a night when control of both chambers of the New Hampshire Legislature got flipped.
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.
MANCHESTER — Leading state and national figures helped Democrat Chris Pappas and Republican Eddie Edwards frame their closing arguments Monday in New Hampshire’s closely watched race for who will represent the 1st Congressional District.
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.
CONCORD —Legalizing pot would lead to less tax revenue than forecast, more crime and lawsuits and an insidious black market, the lobby of New Hampshire's local police chiefs charged in a stinging commentary.