THE REPUBLICANS’ summer agenda is on full display in Greg Moore’s recent op-ed titled “Latest round of tax cuts for employers continues to drive state’s booming economy.” The model is simple, give false credit for New Hampshire’s surplus to the business tax cuts that Republicans gave to large, out-of-state corporations and call it a boon to the economy. What is missing in each of these pieces is any recognition of the federal funding that made this surplus possible and the programs that Republicans left on the chopping block during the last budget cycle.

We are thrilled to see New Hampshire’s surplus. But giving tax cut after tax cut to corporations was not the driving factor. The federal dollars secured for us by our Democratic federal delegation were. To cite a few examples:

Sen. Sue Prentiss (D-West Lebanon) represents Senate District 5. Sen. Lou D’Allesandro (D-Manchester) represents Senate District 20.

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IN HER recent contribution to New Hampshire Voices, Representative Nutting-Wong insisted that those who are proud of the “extreme” pro-life platform have “no place in the State House” but I would argue that those who either don’t read the laws we write or don’t understand them have no place …

Sunday, November 27, 2022

AFTER Thanksgiving, with families getting together fresh in mind, now is an appropriate time to discuss how our current long-term care system is failing many of us. Too often, older people and adults with physical disabilities cannot access the care they need due to the current system being …

Friday, November 25, 2022

WE. What a great word! Defined as “used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself and one or more other people considered together.” In fact, it is one of the best two-letter words in our language. It is non-discriminatory, non-racial, selfless and inclusive. It can refer to two, two hundr…

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

IN THE 1770s, the British government denied U.S. colonies freedom of speech and assembly starting in Massachusetts. Since then, our founding fathers wrote the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and its amendments.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
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THE ELECTIONS are over. It is time for all of us to recommit to helping our society. Here in small, mostly rural New Hampshire, there are currently 1,538 children under the care of the State of New Hampshire. These children have been removed from and kept from the care and custody of their p…