We don’t know how, but it appears that Gov. Chris Sununu may have put Democrats Andru Volinsky and Dan Feltes on his payroll. Either that, or the poor fellows have been swallowing President Trump’s medical advice on coronavirus treatments.

With New Hampshire workers and businesses reeling from the effects of a pandemic of historic proportions, the Democratic Tax Twins apparently think it’s a fine time to clobber businesses with a double-digit business tax increase.

Feltes and Volinsky are competing for their party’s nomination to face Sununu in the November election. Before the pandemic struck, Volinsky was ahead in the race to increase taxes, having come out openly for a broad-based tax.

Feltes had taken the pledge to veto such a tax but he went right ahead to oppose a planned cut in business taxes. When that didn’t work, he joined with Democratic legislators to agree that the cut would stand, but only if state revenues came in 6% over budget this June 30. If revenue came in lower than 6% below what was budgeted, not only would the tax cut not happen, but a previous tax cut would be rescinded.

Came the pandemic. Revenues are in tatters. Businesses are tottering. Gov. Sununu, wisely, has asked the Legislature to suspend those tax triggers or businesses face a 12% tax hike.

Are Feltes and Volinsky so committed to their tax-and-spend philosophy that they would kick their own state in the teeth while it is on its knees?

Friday, September 17, 2021

It’s too bad that Mr. “Nobody” from Keene has made that his legal name. If Joyce Craig of Manchester had it, the Tuesday mayoral contest could offer voters the choice of Rich Girard, Victoria Sullivan, or Nobody.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

No one spoke more eloquently or passionately on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks than did former President George W. Bush at the Shanksville, Pa., memorial service. These are excerpts from his remarks. -Editors

Sunday, September 12, 2021

We hold no brief for Manchester resident Joshua Fields, a convicted felon who is considered by a judge to be a danger to the public. But that judge, Landya McCafferty of the U.S. District Court, still saw fit to grant the man early release from prison.

Heroes are people who put their lives in peril in order to save others. We pause this weekend to remember the heroes of Sept. 11, 2001, along with all who perished.

Friday, September 10, 2021
Wednesday, September 08, 2021

State Sen. Sharon Carson, R-Londonderry, is on the same track as we have been regarding efforts to strengthen public oversight of police misconduct cases. We have argued that rather than trying to reinvent the wheel with an entire new entity, the powers that be should look to use the existin…