Democratic Editorials

New Hampshire and RGGI: A Good Investment

New Hampshire and RGGI: A Good Investment The New Hampshire House will soon be voting on a bill to repeal the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). We call on all of you to appreciate the…

Guns in the House Chamber

The House of Representatives convenes this Wednesday in Concord to adopt deadlines and rules of operation for the next two years. While the rules of the House typically produce little fanfare for the media, one…

Misplaced Priorities Hurt Our Economy

Misplaced Priorities Hurt Our Economy

New ranking shows folly of GOP’s plan With the release of its annual “Top States for Business” rankings last week, CNBC confirmed a growing fear in New Hampshire: Unprecedented budget cuts and misplaced Republican priorities…

So Much for Open Government

In a column published in the Monitor yesterday, House Speaker Bill O’Brien and others argued that the vote to override the governor’s veto of the House redistricting plan was conducted properly. He described the failure…

Women’s Place

At the corner of South Street and Middle Road in Portsmouth lie buried beneath the road the bodies of Sarah Simpson, a widow about twenty-seven years old, and Penelope Kenney, a servant girl. They were…

A ‘compromise’ plan? Far from it!

March 2, 2012 In their column asking us all to support the state Senate’s version of a constitutional amendment on education funding (“Finally a school amendment everyone should like,” Monitor Opinion page, Feb. 25), Martin…

GOP “Jobs” Focus is Simply Lip Service

GOP “Jobs” Focus is Simply Lip Service

For the third time in the last month, House Republicans called a press conference to announce “jobs” as their top priority for the upcoming legislative session.  If this prioritization sounds like news to you, it’s…

Guns on Campus

By now many readers have heard about HB 334, which would nullify all existing, and forbid any future, local firearm regulations on property owned by the state of New Hampshire or its political subdivisions (town,…