action:section | category:NEWS06 | adString:NEWS06 | zoneID:52

Home » News » Politics

Senate votes to ban hand-held cellphone use in cars; bill heads back to House

READER COMMENTS: 19

A bill banning the hand-held use of cellphones or other electronic devices while driving was approved by the Senate Thursday.

Death penalty stays on the books in New Hampshire

READER COMMENTS: 46

The State Senate voted Thursday morning to keep the state's death penalty. The final vote was 12-12 and the bill was tabled, which effectively kills it unless one senator changes his or her mind.

Ski area manager says ACA may cut season short

READER COMMENTS: 17

Owners of some small New Hampshire businesses said at a forum Thursday that paperwork and expense are threatening the economic platforms on which their companies are built — to the point that the Affordable Care Act could trump nature.

Auburn town administrator under fire

READER COMMENTS: 0

A move to fire Town Administrator William Herman was thwarted Thursday morning after residents filled a meeting room at town hall to voice their opposition, and a selectman later rescinded his motion to fire him.

Primary Plus    click for more

Poll shows Christie regaining, but Hillary trouncing GOP field

READER COMMENTS: 1

Hillary Clinton isn’t only the strong front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but she’s well ahead of every potential Republican rival, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll.

GOP rally in Manchester fires up party faithful

READER COMMENTS: 17

An A-list of national Republican figures who were in the city Saturday for an event dubbed the New Hampshire Freedom Summit found a receptive audience for criticism of President Obama, the Affordable Care Act and most things Democratic.

 

State Government    click for more

Sen. Bob Odell

Sen. Odell won't seek re-election

READER COMMENTS: 0

CONCORD – A day after he was one of two Republican Senators to vote to repeal the death penalty, Sen. Bob Odell announced he would not seek re-election to the District 8 seat he has held for...

NH Senate Roundup: Marijuana penalties to remain the same in Granite State

READER COMMENTS: 0

Senate refuses to take four bills passed by the House because they were killed last session.

Esther Fleurant of Concord, along with four of her seven children, were among protesters gathered Wednesday outside the state Supreme Court.

Top court hears NH tax credit case

READER COMMENTS: 0

The gallery at the New Hampshire Supreme Court was standing room only Wednesday morning as justices took up the issue of the constitutionality of a state law that allows business education tax...

Accidental early announcement for Executive Council

READER COMMENTS: 0

Former District 4 Executive Councilor Ray Wieczorek let the cat out of the bag Wednesday, prematurely announcing that retired U.S. Postal Service District Manager James Adams is running for...

Gas tax vote poses challenge for Merrimack lawmakers and eliminating local toll

READER COMMENTS: 0

Merrimack state representatives are facing an interesting dilemma on whether to support a gas tax bill that would eliminate a toll in town.

House votes to bar credit history in hiring process

READER COMMENTS: 0

Supporters said a person’s credit history does not predict job performance nor does it change a person’s intelligence or skills.

Local/County Government    click for more

Browse by Region: Click on a region of interest on the map or select from the dropdown menu.

Monadnock Merrimack Valley Seacoast Dartmouth - Lake Sunapee Lakes Region White Mountain Region Great North Woods

FOLLOW US
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Follow our RSS feed
Union Leader app for Apple iPad or Android *
Click to download from Apple Apps StoreClick to download from Android Marketplace
* e-Edition subscription required
More viewing options

 N.H. Political and Civic Events
    

   » SHARE EVENTS FOR PUBLICATION, IT'S FREE!

Upcoming Events

 NH Angle » more