From the article
: "New Hampshire's status as the wealthiest overall state is the result of extremely low unemployment rate of 5.2% and the fact that it has the lowest poverty rate in the country."
by the NH Union Leader.
Two bills have recently become law in New Hampshire:
- SB148 - "a resident of New Hampshire shall not be required to obtain, or be assessed a fee or fine for failure to obtain, health insurance coverage."
- HB601 - NH has returned $666,000 in Federal funds for national healthcare implementation, with instructions to use the funds "for the purpose of reducing the federal budget deficit."
In addition, New Hampshire has established a commission that must approve any
related new administrative rule changes, before any NH bureaucracy adopts such rules.
Today, Governor Lynch signed signed Rep. Jenn Coffey’s sponsored Knife Rights pre-emption bill, HB544
. This is the second unanimous knife rights victory in New Hampshire. Now NO city, town, or other political subdivision in NH can ban the ownership, possession, sale, or carry of knives.
Go East, Young Man (And Woman)!
The National Journal has a great article
(also picked up by MSNBC
) about the relationship between Ron Paul and the Free State Project.
in New Hampshire's Seacoast online describes the powerful impact of the dozen Free-Staters that have been elected to the NH legislature.
This week the NH House of Representative approved resolution HCR19
, asserting the right of the state to nullify unconstitutional federal laws. News report here
A spokesman from the FSP was interviewed on the Peter Schiff show
. Hear the interview here
On St. Patrick's Day 2011, the NH House voted 164-90 in support of a resolution restoring gold and silver money; and phasing out the federal reserve system.
This happened in front of special guest on lecturn: Newt Gingrich
. The same day, the House outright passed a resolution to withdraw US from the UN.
Ongoing discussion of NH legislative victories is here