To be a good investment, candidates have to be in the majority to push through the funders’ agendas. Campaigns become do or die battles for the two parties who seek to make their advantage permanent either by gerrymandering districts, suppressing voting blocks or stacking the Supreme Court with liberal or conservative judges. READ MORE
Numerous candidate and issue forums will be held, and the news media will seek voter input for questions and issues they want raised during candidate debates or interviews: All opportunities to question candidates on issues important to the state and to families. READ MORE
In preparation for the upcoming primary election on September 11, 2018, we’ll be running down the who, what, where, and when in our weekly campaign round-up — the pre-game show for the state general election on November 6, 2018. READ MORE
Gubernatorial candidate Steve Marchand calls the plan “Strengthening New Hampshire Immigration Policy.” The plan includes four legislative policy changes that will make New Hampshire a more welcoming community for immigrants.
The Senate 2012 redistricting makes it nearly impossible for Democrats to control the Senate as Districts 4, 5, 10, 13, 15 and 21 are packed with Democrats leaving many former contestable seats firmly in Republican hands. READ MORE
Pity whoever stages televised debates for the First Congressional District race with 11 Democrats, six Republicans and one Libertarian filing in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, who is not seeking re-election. READ MORE
Garry Rayno’s Distant Dome runs exclusively on Manchester Ink Link and InDepthNH.org, where Rayno will explore a broader perspective on State House – and state – happenings. Over his three-decade career Rayno has closely covered the NH State House for the New Hampshire Union Leader and Foster’s Daily Democrat, and his coverage spanned the news spectrum, from local planning, school and select boards, to national issues such as electric industry deregulation and Presidential primaries. He is former editor of The Hillsboro Messenger and Assistant Editor of The Argus-Champion. Rayno graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in English Literature and lives with his wife Carolyn in New London. READ MORE
Last week electric deregulation grabbed headlines with the release of a state Supreme Court decision overturning a Public Utilities Commission decision. The PUC’s October 2016 decision prevented Eversource from entering a 20-year agreement with Algonquin READ MORE