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NFL Ratings Crash Carries Into Post-Season

By Jim Johnson From the Associated Press: “Ratings Crash for Vikings-Eagles NFC Championship Game, Jags-Pats Earn Lowest Early Game Rating Since 2013” Television ratings for the National Football League continue to plummet, stadium attendance diminishes week after week, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seems oblivious to the leagues deteriorating appeal among football enthusiasts.

End Female Genital Mutilation

By Rep. Dave Testerman In my opinion, one of the more important hearings last week was for HB 1739, addressing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The mountain of testimony was not pleasant, but it was necessary for the committee to hear about this barbarous practice. Some cultures moving into New Hampshire want to continue practices from their …

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Statement on NH Senate Passage of HB 372 – Statutory definitions of “resident or inhabitant” and “residence or residency.”

News Release For Immediate Release: Birdsell pleased by Senate support of common sense voting laws Concord, NH – Today, the Senate passed HB 372, a bill which would clarify the definitions of residency and domicile as it pertains to voting. Senator Regina Birdsell (R-Hampstead) issued the following statement: “I am pleased to see HB 372 …

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The Skilled Labor Shortage: Cause and Solutions

By Sam Costanzo The labor shortage in general construction and such skilled trades as plumbing, HVAC, and electrical work has been well-documented throughout the country, with older generations of skilled tradesmen entering retirement much faster than they can be replaced. According to a survey by the Associated General Contractors of America, some 70 percent of …

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Guest Post by the Honorable Norm Silber – Stop discrimination against Catholics!

Isn’t it long past time that New Hampshire ended blatant discrimination against Catholics in our state? After the great Irish potato famine in the mid-1800’s, America experienced a large wave of Irish immigrants, many of whom were Catholics.   Some politicians wanted to prevent any public support of Catholic institutions and thus attempted, unsuccessfully, to amend …

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New Hampshire Senators Oppose Turnpike Toll Hike

By Sen. Kevin Avard The New Hampshire Senate Republican Majority Office Senators oppose turnpike toll hike Concord, NH – The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT) held a public hearing on Monday regarding the Department of Transportation plan for a statewide toll hike. Senate President Chuck Morse (R-Salem), Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Regina Birdsell …

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Laconia Daily Sun Aids Belknap County Budget Shell Game Deceptions

by Rep. Mike Sylvia The shell game continues on County Drive. It’s understandable that this sleight of hand would lead to errors in the Laconia Daily Sun’s article covering the Belknap County budget. Commissioner DeVoy, according to the Sun, said: “…it was poor budget management on the part of the delegation that helped create the current …

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Peter Lemiska: A common sense analysis of sanctuary cities

By Peter Leminska The refugees and immigrants who come to America to escape poverty and oppression need safe haven.  The vast majority of them are good, hardworking people, and how they get here is unimportant.  Compassion for immigrants overrides federal immigration laws. That represents a basic tenet of the liberal mindset, the force behind sanctuary …

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