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New Hampshire Lawmakers will return to session on September 15 to decide whether to override eight vetoes issued by Gov. Sununu. Because the veto session follows the state’s primary elections, some senators and representatives may participate even after losing their […]

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New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed Senate Bill 348 codifying the attorney general’s interpretation of state campaign finance limits. Contribution limits apply to each of the three phases of the election cycle: the exploratory phase, the primary election, and the […]

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The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office issued updated guidance related to the state’s campaign finance law. The guidance clarifies the effects of House Bill 263, which went into effect on September 28, 2021 and finds that under the updated law, […]

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The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office issued guidance related to the registration of part-time in-house lobbyists. The office clarified that in-house employees of non-lobbying organizations must register as a lobbyist so long as they engage in some lobbying activities on […]

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New Hampshire Gov. Sununu announced a special election to be held on December 7 to fill the vacant state representative seat for Rockingham County District 6. The seat was vacated when Rep. Anne Copp moved out of the district this […]

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Effective September 28, New Hampshire House Bill 263 increases contribution limits and reporting, registration, and itemization threshold amounts for political committees. The bill limits contributions to PACs to $10,000 and raises the registration and reporting threshold for those committees to […]

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July 19, 2021  •  

New Hampshire Legislature Adjourns

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The New Hampshire General Court stands adjourned until the next call of the chair. Before adjourning, lawmakers passed House Bill 263, which would repeal voluntary expenditure limits, increase the expenditure and contribution reporting threshold for all political entities, and increase […]

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New Hampshire Gov. Sununu approved two special elections on June 30 to fill empty seats in Cheshire District 9 and Hillsborough District 7. If there is more than one candidate filed for either political party, the towns in that district […]

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The Concord City Clerk’s Office announced a special election for City Council Ward 4 to be held on Tuesday, July 13. The seat is vacant after former Councilor Meredith Hatfield resigned her position due to moving out of the city. […]

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January 12, 2021  •  

Special Election Set to Fill Vacant Seat

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A special election for April 13 has been set to fill a vacancy in New Hampshire House District Hillsborough 21. The primary is scheduled for February 23, but may serve as the general election if no primary is required. The […]

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The inauguration ceremony for New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu previously scheduled for Thursday, January 7 has been canceled due to safety concerns. A small inauguration ceremony will instead take place the same evening followed by Sununu’s inaugural address at 7 […]

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Just one week after accepting the nomination as speaker of the New Hampshire House, Rep. Dick Hinch has died of COVID-19. Hinch’s deputy Sherman Packard will serve as acting speaker until at least January 6, 2021, when the full House […]

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On November 3, incumbent Chris Sununu won reelection for his third term as Governor of New Hampshire. Gov. Sununu defeated Democrat challenger Dan Feltes, the state Senate majority leader. Gov. Sununu easily won reelection by receiving a projected 65% of […]

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On June 30, the New Hampshire General Court adjourned their legislative session. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the legislative session was abbreviated and conducted away from the State House for the first time in over 150 years. During the shortened […]

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