Archive of: Government

Issue

Title

CDFA seeks increase in tax credit program February 8 2013

CDFA seeks increase in tax credit program

The tax credit offered through the Community Development Finance Authority has a problem. It's too popular.

Ayotte measure seeks to make Internet tax ban permanent January 25 2013

Ayotte measure seeks to make Internet tax ban permanent

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte is introducing legislation that would permanently stop the government from imposing new taxes on Internet access.

Shaheen backs bill to boost H-1B visa cap January 25 2013

Shaheen backs bill to boost H-1B visa cap

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is co-sponsoring new legislation that would nearly double the number of visas and green cards that are set aside annually for highly skilled immigrants who work in science and technology.

January 25 2013

House panel hears minimum wage hike proposals

Lago's Ice Cream in Rye would have to increase the price of a cone by a quarter and sell thousands more of them to get the money to pay its teenage crew the 75 cents an hour more required by the most conservative of the three minimum wage bills proposed this year, estimated Steve Grenier, the owner of the business, at a hearing held Tuesday before the House Labor Committee.

BIA readies release of new 'Blue Book' January 25 2013

BIA readies release of new 'Blue Book'

The "Blue Book" -- the legislative directory that has had an almost Bible-like reputation among State House denizens for more than three decades -- will be coming out in mid-February with a new owner, a new publisher, an online edition, and packed with more information than before.

January 25 2013

EB-5 has potential public-funding benefits

The creative use of the EB-5 foreign investment visa offers numerous opportunities to fund worthy projects and create jobs for U.S. citizens

House bill would require state, municipal contractors to use E-Verify for employees January 11 2013

House bill would require state, municipal contractors to use E-Verify for employees

Should businesses that are contracted by the state of New Hampshire or a municipality be required to use the federal E-Verify system to see if their employees are eligible to work in the United States?

Supporters of R&D tax credit proposal come out in force at Senate hearing January 11 2013

Supporters of R&D tax credit proposal come out in force at Senate hearing

There's a good chance the state's research and development tax credit cap will be doubled, at least judging by the support it had before the Senate Ways and Means Committee and by the vote of the panel's members, who unanimously and quickly approved the proposal Tuesday after a public hearing at which all but one person testified in favored of it.

Bill to mandate generator-ready gas stations gets cool reception January 11 2013

Bill to mandate generator-ready gas stations gets cool reception

New Hampshire gas stations owners are not happy about a bill that might require them to have the kind of wiring that would enable them to install a generator to ensure they would be able to provide gasoline to customers.