Opinion

Target your own economic stimulus package

As a result of the recently approved $168 billion economic stimulus package, most American families will get a tax rebate check in May. Economists and the news media have already begun to speculate about how we taxpayers will spend our…

Mining reform is a N.H. issue too

Odd as it may seem, an eastern state like New Hampshire has a real stake in the western mining law reform movement now under way in Washington, D.C. While mining is no longer a big industry in the Granite State,…

H-1B visas are indentured servitude

To the editor: I am amazed that a New Hampshire attorney would openly promote the importation of non-American indentured six-year servants to be trained by loyal American workers who are then to be discarded (“H-1B visa program is broken, and…

Memo to BIA: wake up, please

New Hampshire’s Business and Industry Association, which calls itself our “State Chamber of Commerce,” seems to need a wake-up call about climate change and the harm it will bring to New Hampshire’s business if we don’t try to do something…

Bethlehem landfill provides public benefit to N.H.

On behalf of North Country Environmental Services, we would like to thank Attorney General Kelly Ayotte for her public clarification to Seth Goldstein’s recent, inaccurate and misleading opinion letters to this publication (“Landfill settlement benefits New Hampshire,” Feb. 1-14 New…

Will Clintons’ attacks affect Shaheen?

Under normal circumstances, given their similarities, there’d be no question that having Hillary Clinton topping the ticket would just about guarantee a U.S. Senate win for Jeanne Shaheen. But these are not normal circumstances. It’s a tale of two husbands.…

Consider climate change policy carefully

In 2008, as the realities of climate change become increasingly clear, New Hampshire is preparing to implement two public policy initiatives that have far-reaching implications for the electric utility industry and consumers. Both policies —Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) legislation and…

Landfill settlement benefits N.H.

As attorney general for New Hampshire, I take seriously my responsibility to enforce the state’s environmental laws and to protect public health and the environment. Therefore, I think it is important for all citizens to understand my views on how…

How employers can help workers claim EITC

Many business executives want to keep their employees happy, but there are few ways to do it that doesn’t cost them money. Well, here’s one: the Earned Income Tax Credit. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is the government’s largest…

Know the facts before assessing payday loan cap

Cap interest rates on “payday” and title loans at 36 percent - no-brainer, right? That’s what House Bill 267 wants to do. On the surface, this seems like a great idea, but like everything in life, it’s not as simple…