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NH State House Examines New Voting System Proposals

February 4th, 2019 - 5:15pm by FTL_Ian in

Are New Hampshire’s representatives finally taking a closer look at alternative voting systems? For years, the state elections committee in the state house has rejected any proposed changes to NH’s voting system, regardless of how much sense they have made. However, now that Maine has adopted “ranked choice” voting , perhaps NH’s reps are taking the issue more seriously.

I was surprised recently to receive a call from Keene Sentinel reporter Jake Lahut asking me for my opinion on ranked choice voting for an article that appeared last week . As someone who has been a longtime libertarian, I’ve seen how the “vote for one” system we have in place hurts third parties, so I definitely support ranked choice and its competitor...

Bitcoin-for-Taxes Bill in NH Unanimously Approved by House Subcommittee

February 3rd, 2019 - 1:35am by FTL_Ian in

Here’s full video of the subcommittee that was assigned to look at HB 470 , the bill that would authorize the “State of New Hampshire” to accept bitcoin for tax payments . The subcommittee voted unanimously to approve the bill with amendments. It now goes back to the full Executive Departments and Administration committee for another vote. Stay tuned here to Free Keene for the latest on this legislation.

HB 567 Would Move New Hampshire into Atlantic Standard Time, Year-Round

January 27th, 2019 - 1:43pm by FTL_Ian in

Last week, liberty activists testified in Concord in favor of HB 567 which would move us to Atlantic Standard Time year-round, so long as MA and ME also do. This would end the stupid, dangerous, and annoying clock shifting we currently have to do twice a year. I’m happy to announce that all signatures on the blue sheet in the committee room were in favor of this bill!

Here’s full video of all the house testimony on the bill:

Full Video of Committee Hearing on HB 470 to Legalize Bitcoin for Paying Taxes in New Hampshire

January 25th, 2019 - 12:28am by FTL_Ian in

The bitcoin & cryptocurrency news sites are ablaze with the headlines that New Hampshire’s state representatives are again considering legislation to authorize state agencies to accept bitcoin for fees and taxes, HB 470 . Here’s what you won’t find anywhere else – full video of Wednesday’s hearing at the state house , where everyone spoke in favor of the bill:

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