Caught in Keystone deadlock, Shaheen vows to ‘continue fight’ for energy-efficiency bill

(UPDATED: May 13) After Senate Democrats and Republicans could not agree on whether, and how, to take up the controversial Keystone XL pipeline over the past week, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s energy efficiency bill Monday fell victim to a clear case of Capitol Hill election year politics. A motion to end debate and bring to the Senate floor without a Keystone amendment the bill Shaheen has been cosponsoring for about a year with Ohio...

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Opinion: Increased cost of groceries can be blamed on Renewable Fuel Standard
May12

Opinion: Increased cost of groceries can be blamed on Renewable Fuel Standard

I have been a stay at home mother for the last several years but now that my children are of school age I have decided to re-enter the work force. However, as an active mother who spends too much time in the grocery store, it’s amazing what you can learn. A few months ago, I overheard a woman talking about how groceries were becoming more expensive and that the government was to blame. I had no idea what she was talking about so I...

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NH House refuses to reconsider gambling bill, but issue not dead for ‘14
May07

NH House refuses to reconsider gambling bill, but issue not dead for ‘14

CONCORD – The House dealt a major blow to casino gambling proponents’ hopes for 2014 Wednesday, refusing to reconsider last week’s one-vote defeat of a bill authorizing two casinos that had been passed by the state Senate. The vote against bringing the bill up again was more lopsided than last week — 192-172. Gambling supporters mustered the same number of votes as in last week’s 173-172 roll call, but gambling opponents...

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Despite Shaheen’s new ad, NHGOP says she has ‘broken her word’ to veterans

CONCORD — The state Republican Party says Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has “broken her word” to veterans in the state by not bring a full-service Veterans Administration hospital to New Hampshire during her time in office. Shaheen criticized former Sen. John E. Sununu during their 2008 campaign for not bringing a full-service facility to the state. In her new television ad, Shaheen points out that she was able to secure the opening of a...

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NH House tradition continues (by one vote): No casinos

By JOHN DiSTASO, News Editor CONCORD – By a single vote, the New Hampshire House again rejected casino gambling  Wednesday, voting 173-172 to kill Senate-passed legislation that would have authorized two casino facilities. After about two hours of debate, Deputy Speaker Naida Kaen, D-Lee, sitting in for Speaker Terie Norelli, who was out of the state, cast the deciding vote from the dais. The vote will be reconsidered next Wednesday...

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At State House rally, labor, business groups back Keystone pipeline

CONCORD – Business and labor groups united to express support for the Keystone XL pipeline during a lunchtime rally and barbecue at the State House plaza Wednesday. The event was sponsored by the New Hampshire Energy Forum and co-hosted by IBEW Local 430, the National Federation of Independent Business, the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Hampshire, the Teamsters Local 633, and UA Local 131. The U.S. Senate may vote...

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