Pro-Gaming Senators React to House Rejecting Gaming Bill

Pro-Gaming Senators React to House Rejecting Gaming Bill

Call on anti-gaming Reps to come up with alternative, non-tax source of revenu

CONCORD, NH — Senators Chuck Morse, R-Salem, Lou D’Allesandro, D-Manchester and Jim Rausch, R-Derry, reacted strongly to the full House rejecting SB 152 which would have allowed the state to license a single, high-end casino with the following statement today:     

   “It is an absolute shame that this bi-partisan, carefully crafted piece of legislation has been rejected by the House. SB 152 would have created 1,500 new jobs, funded repairs for our roads and bridges and been a source of revenue for economic development in the North Country.  This bill was our best chance in years to reap all of those benefits and the House closed the door.  The House’s rejection of SB 152 is even more egregious when you consider that a majority of New Hampshire citizens, as well as Governor Hassan, support casino gaming.”

    “In our opinion, it is now the duty of every single Representative who voted against SB 152 to tell us exactly how he or she intends to find the new, non-tax revenues we need to create jobs, fix our infrastructure and help the North Country.  The Senate has made it clear new taxes are totally unacceptable.”



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