Governor Hassan’s war on the New Hampshire commuter
Sep21

Governor Hassan’s war on the New Hampshire commuter

Hundreds of thousands of New Hampshire drivers hit the roads and highways every day. Regardless of their destination, a vast majority of residents, who are of driving age, are commuters. In 2013, the US Census Bureau estimated that over 674,000 Granite Staters used a car, truck, or van to drive to work. Countless retired and younger New Hampshire residents also use cars and trucks daily to get to school, run errands, or visit friends...

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Kimberly Morin: Will Gov.  Hassan change state motto to ‘Live Fee or Tax?’
Mar30

Kimberly Morin: Will Gov. Hassan change state motto to ‘Live Fee or Tax?’

(The opinions expressed on this page are not necessarily those of the New Hampshire Journal. The Journal welcomes opinions on all sides of issues and from all candidates for office.)   By KIMBERLY MORIN   It happens every two years – New Hampshire budgeting season. It’s like a long and drawn out soap opera that you never wanted to see but have no choice because that’s all that happens to be on television at the time. It’s...

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Lou D’Allesandro: What we need is more energy supply
Mar30

Lou D’Allesandro: What we need is more energy supply

(The opinions expressed on this page are not necessarily those of the New Hampshire Journal. The Journal welcomes opinions on all sides of issues and from all candidates for office.)   By LOU D’ALLESANDRO   As countless families and small businesses across the Granite State realized this winter, the cost of electricity is skyrocketing.  The reason is simple: our supply of natural gas for electricity generation is in...

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Gov. Kasich’s Mixed Message
Mar24

Gov. Kasich’s Mixed Message

Although Ohio Governor John Kasich remains undecided, his visit through the Granite State this week suggests he is mounting what could fast become a dark horse candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. Should he decide to, a Kasich run could be good for the party – depending on which Gov. Kasich shows up. In Ohio, the Governor’s reputation for exercising fiscal responsibility helped vault him to reelection last fall by a...

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Lou D’Allesandro: ‘Citizens United’ decision is a threat to our democracy
Mar20

Lou D’Allesandro: ‘Citizens United’ decision is a threat to our democracy

(The opinions expressed on this page are not necessarily those of the New Hampshire Journal. The Journal welcomes opinions on all sides of issues and from all candidates for office.)     By LOU D’ALLESANDRO   Open government is not owned by anyone but the people.   When a citizen in my district chooses to speak his or her mind, that person can walk through the doors of the State House without being stopped or...

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Homeland Security: An interview with former Gov. Jim Gilmore
Mar16

Homeland Security: An interview with former Gov. Jim Gilmore

By  ALEX TALCOTT   Dover, New Hampshire’s McConnell Center is named for the late Air Force Captain Joseph C. McConnell, a local credited with shooting down 16 enemy aircraft during the Korean War before dying in a test flight. I met there with Cold War era Army intelligence veteran Jim Gilmore, who also served as Governor of Virginia (1998-2002) and is exploring a second run for the presidency.   Forming committees or...

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