On Thursday, members of the New Hampshire House Democratic Caucus met virtually and through ranked choice voting, nominated Rep. Renny Cushing for Democratic Leader. Democratic Caucus Members, via a voice vote, also nominated Paul Smith as the House Clerk, and J.B. Cullen as the Sergeant at Arms.
InDepthNH.org reporter Chris Jensen details the positions taken on the issues facing two North Country natives – Republicans Dolly McPhaul and Leon Rideout – as they compete in the Sept. 13 primary for the chance to oppose incumbent Democratic Senator Jeff Woodburn.
UPDATED Nov. 18 Gov. Hassan didn’t respond to InDepthNH.org, but was quoted by NHPR as saying government’s first job is to protect the people. “And we can’t do any of the things that we want to do in a free democracy, whether it’s educate our children or have entrepreneurs start businesses if we are not safe — and I know that refugees and immigrants want that kind of safety too,” Hassan said on NHPR.
Concord Attorney Tom Reid is still fighting to get a copy of the complete investigation that prompted Attorney General Joseph Foster’s failed attempt to remove former Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams from office two years ago.
The top 10 lobbying spenders in the third quarter of 2015 reported paying lobbyists about $23 million less than the second quarter’s top 10 spenders did, the latest records show. In the second quarter, the top 10 spenders reported nearly $89 million in outlays, compared to almost $66 million between July 1 and Sept. 30 — a drop of about 25 percent.