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February 13, 2014

My Opinion: February 13, 2014

RAYMOND - The January 29th House Session was another day of hate and discontent, arguing over nothing, talking on and on instead of saying what you had to say, and just plain trying to interrupt the day’s business. Needless to say, I have not been happy with the sessions we have had so far this year. Representatives on both sides of the aisle need to get down to doing the peoples business, that’s what we are sent there to do.

Some of the bills of the day were:

HB-580, establishing moratoriums on wind turbine plants and electric transmission line projects. This bill would have prohibited the Site Evaluation Committee from approving any wind turbine plants or transmission lines until the Comprehensive State Energy Plan is completed. On one hand, it diminishes the property rights of landowners to put up turbines or transmission lines; on the other hand, it asserts local control, typically neglected by the current process, and legislative oversight by creating incentives for the energy plan to be completed. Republicans attempted to get it passed, but the Democrats killed it ITL RC 194-148.

HB-427, relative to tobacco tax laws. This bill sets an arbitrary figure to define “premium cigars”, which is in violation of the NH Constitution in dividing one class of a product into two separate tax rates. Bill would also have a negative impact on the small businesses that make up the “premium cigar” industry in our state. Unfortunately bill passed OTP-A RC 185-152.

HB-485-FN-A, establishing keno. Bill will expand lottery to include the electronic lottery game Keno in any establishment that pours liquor, which includes bars, restaurants, and non-profits such as American Legion or VFWs. Keno will be operated and licensed under the Lottery Commission, with revenues going to the Education Trust Fund. Bill pass OTP-A RC 202-141.

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Obituaries
  • Elwood (Al) Shaw, 93

    Meredith, NH — Elwood (Al) Shaw, 93, of Center Harbor, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Forestview Manor in Meredith. He was the beloved husband of the late Greta L. (Sykes) Shaw, to whom he was married for 62 years.

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  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

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  • Sherry Lynn (Cookson) Scanzilo

    Raymond, NH — Sherry Lynn (Cookson) Scanzillo, 58, of Raymond, N.H., passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Elliot Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a sudden illness.

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  • Thomas Hugh Clinton, 73

    Atkinson, NH — Tom passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester. Tom was born on October, 30, 1940, at Clover Hill Hospital in Lawrence, Mass., as the only child to Hugh Clinton and Evelyn (Forcier) Clinton. Tom graduated from Methuen High School in 195

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  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

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