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Primary Crash Course: How GOP Gov. Candidates Say They Would Jump-Start The Economy

Next week, New Hampshire voters will decide who gets to run for governor this November.┬á And despite the fact that most states would envy our 5.4 percent unemployment rate, jobs and the economy are the issues driving the primary elections. StateImpact lays out the similarities–and differences–between the plans of the leading GOP candidates. Q: How […]

How Republican Gov. Candidates’ Tax Cut Plans Could Affect NH’s Bottom Line

With the gubernatorial primaries about a week away, the team at StateImpact is taking a closer look at how the leading contenders would boost New Hampshire’s economy.┬á If you tune into Morning Edition tomorrow and again on Thursday, you’ll catch our quick comparisons of the two Republican and Democratic plans.┬á (And, of course, we’ll be […]

Gov. Candidate Kevin Smith Sees Big Benefit From Campaign Finance Loophole

Ed. Note: This story was reported by contributor Brian Wallstin. No candidate in the┬á┬á2012 gubernatorial race benefited┬ámore from a major loophole in New Hampshire’s┬ápolitical-finance regulations┬áthan┬áRepublican Kevin Smith. State election law limits corporate campaign contributions to $7,000 per election cycle, the same as individual donors. But nothing in the law prohibits multiple limited-liability companies controlled by […]

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