Politics - Political Report Column

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Jun 24, 2016 6:18 PM

Landrigan: NH Political Report - Planned Parenthood controversy is back next week

The Legislature has gone home for the foreseeable future, Gov. Maggie Hassan has finished with all the bills from the 2016, now...
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Jun 17, 2016 4:16 PM

Landrigan: NH Political Report. Legislative Ethics panel gives green light

The Legislative Ethics Committee weighed in recently with an opinion trying to untangle the state’s very confusing ban on gifts to lawmakers....
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May 13, 2016 7:29 PM

Landrigan: NH Political Report: Manchester cop shooting brings politicos together

In a highly-charged, political election year, there are few issues that can unite a body politic like the shooting of New...
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Apr 8, 2016 8:00 PM

Landrigan: NH Political Report. Gov. Maggie Hassan has mixed bag week

By KEVIN LANDRIGAN This week was clearly a mixed bag for Gov. Maggie Hassan. Sure, she got to sign the...
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Mar 26, 2016 2:59 PM

Landrigan: NH Political Report. Anatomy of a casino gambling meltdown in NH Statehouse.

As we predicted, the casino gambling movement had its last gasp moment in the State Senate this week. With Thursday night’s...
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Mar 19, 2016 3:55 PM

Landrigan: NH Political Report. Casino gambling's last gasp next week still in need of a final vote

By KEVIN LANDRIGAN It’s do or die next week for the casino gambling bill in the State Senate. Supporters need to...
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Mar 7, 2016 4:01 PM

Landrigan: Medicaid expansion creates a split among Republicans running for NH governor

CONCORD - Medicaid expansion would dwarf all other issues for the 2016 legislative session if the state was not facing a drug...
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Mar 4, 2016 7:52 PM

Landrigan: The fight to expand Medicaid continues

CONCORD - The move to expand Medicaid seems to be the single most important issue of the 2016 House session. It...
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Feb 26, 2016 6:30 PM

Landrigan: NH Political Report. Business leaders are optimistic about both the state and national economic future

CONCORD - New Hampshire residents are feeling better about the state of our economy. The big change in a new business...
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Feb 17, 2016 5:52 PM

Landrigan: NH abortion rights debate focuses on targeted clinic, pro and con bills

CLAREMONT - The state’s senior senator heads to the scene of a crime against Planned Parenthood - extreme vandalism of its clinic...
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Feb 9, 2016 1:20 AM

Steinhauser: Trump tells NH1 News he doesn't need to win NH to continue on

MANCHESTER – Donald Trump says compared to the way that Iowa votes, he likes New Hampshire’s primary “much better.” And in...
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Feb 6, 2016 7:26 PM

Landrigan: NH Political Report: The 2016 Primary

This is my 10th presidential primary I've covered in New Hampshire. And by far it has been the most bizarre, zany and...
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Feb 1, 2016 5:07 PM

Landrigan: NH state rep points to wife for van's bad parking job amid Facebook criticism

CONCORD - A Toyota van with a New Hampshire state legislative plate encroa ched on a handicapped parking space in a...
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Jan 29, 2016 7:05 PM

NH Political Report: How did Senate Republicans get Speaker Shawn Jasper to endorse Medicaid expansion?

How did Senate Republicans get House Speaker Shawn Jasper, R-Hudson, on board for the plan to extend the Medicaid expansion another two...
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Jan 20, 2016 11:57 PM

Christie tells NH1 News Rubio 'sticks the knife in you'

CONCORD – Chris Christie says Republican presidential rival Marco Rubio is “the most negative candidate in this campaign.” And the New...
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Jan 15, 2016 6:35 PM

Landrigan: NH Political Report - State drug czar didn't jump; he was pushed

CONCORD [-] Nothing says he got pushed more than a late Friday afternoon resignation from state drug czar Dr. Jack Wozmak. ...
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Jan 8, 2016 7:36 PM

NH1 News Political Report: January 9, 2016 - The must-read, weekly NH political tip sheet

Here’s how risky the roll call snafu was in the New Hampshire House this past week. You have to feel bad...
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Dec 18, 2015 7:35 PM

Landrigan: NH Political Report: When will/if the Legislature approve additional spending to fight the drug epidemic

The timing couldn’t have been worse. The Democratic National Committee lowering the boom on Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign on the eve of...
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Dec 11, 2015 7:28 PM

Landrigan: NH Political Report. Bipartisan consensus on early childhood; Ben Carson may bolt the GOP?

When bipartisan cooperation on Capitol Hill remains a Haley’s Comet-like event, we offer Monday’s consensus petition on pledging to support early childhood...
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Dec 4, 2015 7:46 PM

Landrigan: NH Political Report. Republican legislative leaders move for one-day session to deal with consensus bills on the opioid crisis

CONCORD - The Republican-led Legislature refused to give Gov. Maggie Hassan a pre-2016 special session to tackle the opioid crisis. But...