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March 31, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
New Hampshire's House reversed course and voted down a proposed income tax, all but assuring that the state would preserve its status as one of two states with neither a general sales tax nor an income tax. The 3.5% income tax was proposed as a way of meeting the state Supreme Court's Thursday deadline for a fairer system to pay for schools. The state now relies on widely varying local property taxes, which the court ruled unconstitutional in 1997.
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May 19, 2000
New Hampshire lawmakers ignored a veto threat from the governor and voted to repeal the death penalty Thursday, reflecting growing doubts about capital punishment around the country. The state Senate's vote of 14-10 culminated a decade-long campaign by anti-death penalty activists in the state. The New Hampshire House of Representatives approved the measure March 9. But Democratic Gov. Jeanne Shaheen has promised to veto the bill.
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May 11, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Members of the state House in Concord, N. H., voted to create a paid holiday in honor of civil rights on the same day as the federal holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but King's name was left off the measure. Lawmakers voted, 243 to 105, to establish the holiday on the third Monday in January, the same day that the federal government and 48 states honor King's Jan. 15 birthday. The Senate must still take action on the bill, and Gov. Judd Gregg has said he will sign it.
NEWS
March 31, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
New Hampshire's House reversed course and voted down a proposed income tax, all but assuring that the state would preserve its status as one of two states with neither a general sales tax nor an income tax. The 3.5% income tax was proposed as a way of meeting the state Supreme Court's Thursday deadline for a fairer system to pay for schools. The state now relies on widely varying local property taxes, which the court ruled unconstitutional in 1997.
NEWS
May 19, 2000
New Hampshire lawmakers ignored a veto threat from the governor and voted to repeal the death penalty Thursday, reflecting growing doubts about capital punishment around the country. The state Senate's vote of 14-10 culminated a decade-long campaign by anti-death penalty activists in the state. The New Hampshire House of Representatives approved the measure March 9. But Democratic Gov. Jeanne Shaheen has promised to veto the bill.
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October 19, 1988 | United Press International
Seventy-five hunters and their helpers stalked New Hampshire moose Tuesday for the first time in 87 years as anti-hunting activists quietly protested at wilderness weigh stations. "I think in about six months time I'll be wearing this fur in a coat," said William Chapin of Contoocook, posing in the bed of his pickup truck with the 652-pound bull moose he bagged about a half-hour after the season opened.
NATIONAL
December 1, 2005 | David G. Savage, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court justices seemed in surprising agreement Wednesday on how to fairly resolve a New Hampshire abortion case without making a major change in the law. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., hearing his first abortion case, led the way in proposing a means to protect pregnant minors in cases of medical emergencies while preserving the requirement that a parent be notified in routine cases.
NEWS
May 11, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Members of the state House in Concord, N. H., voted to create a paid holiday in honor of civil rights on the same day as the federal holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but King's name was left off the measure. Lawmakers voted, 243 to 105, to establish the holiday on the third Monday in January, the same day that the federal government and 48 states honor King's Jan. 15 birthday. The Senate must still take action on the bill, and Gov. Judd Gregg has said he will sign it.
NEWS
October 19, 1988 | United Press International
Seventy-five hunters and their helpers stalked New Hampshire moose Tuesday for the first time in 87 years as anti-hunting activists quietly protested at wilderness weigh stations. "I think in about six months time I'll be wearing this fur in a coat," said William Chapin of Contoocook, posing in the bed of his pickup truck with the 652-pound bull moose he bagged about a half-hour after the season opened.
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