If you doubt elections have consequences, just look up the bills before the House Education Committee this week.
In New Hampshire undeclared voters determine who wins.
The areas around the Capitol Building and White House are more war zones than hallmarks of democracy while tourist attractions like the National Mall are closed to the public.
There are many things Donald Trump’s presidency will be remembered for, but the one that may be the most haunting is turning political discourse into a war zone.
While 2020 is a year few will forget, many hoped this new year would provide a brighter and more hopeful panorama to explore.
The report was released last week, which cynics might say is intended to bury the state’s $81.5 million deficit for fiscal 2020, by releasing it Christmas week when people’s attention is elsewhere.
The four Democratic members of the advisory committee called for greater transparency as have some Republican House members sponsoring a bill requiring an audit of CARES Act spending.
House Speaker Dick Hinch of Merrimack was one of the 40 people COVID-19 claimed last week. He had been House Speaker one week before the disease killed him.
While northern New England largely escaped the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, it has not been so lucky in the second wave.
Optimism and endless possibilities usually greet Organization Day when the new legislature is sworn in and determines its leaders and constitutional officers.