House Republican Leader Comments on Passage of Small Business Bill

House Republican Leader Comments on Passage of Small Business Bill

CONCORD – Today House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett) offered the following comment in reaction to the Senate passage of HB 598, a bill that bill increases the amount of the record-keeping safe harbor deduction under the business profits tax.

House Republican Leader Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)

“We are pleased that the Senate has passed HB598. This bill will allow our small business owners more freedom in how they operate, reduce their tax burden and facilitate their financial success. This commonsense, business friendly legislation is just the type of measure this state needs to take to signal that New Hampshire is open for business. We look forward to the Governor signing this bill into law and hope for more bipartisan support of pro-business, pro-jobs and pro-economic growth legislation.”



Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at