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Puerto Rico governor suspends payment of $370 million debt

Puerto Rico governor suspends payment of $370 million debt

Government of Puerto Rico failed to restructure or find a solution for its public debt crisis. The failure forced Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla to issue an executive order to suspend payment of around $370 million due for payment on Monday.

The loan was taken by Island's Government Development Bank, nonpayment can force creditors to file lawsuit. The next payment demand could be higher unless a deal is reached between the authorities and creditors.

Plan to expand Mount Sunapee ski resort approved

Plan to expand Mount Sunapee ski resort approved

New Hampshire’s Executive Council on Wednesday approved the years-long effort that proposes to expand a Mount Sunapee ski resort, but opponents insisted that they fight the plan.

Members of the council voted 3-1 in favor of the plan. Colin Van Ostern, a Democrat, voted against the plan, while Republican Chris Sununu didn’t vote because he also runs another mountain ski resort in the state

N.H. lawmakers show willingness to depend on federal aid: Allen Cook says

N.H. lawmakers show willingness to depend on federal aid: Allen Cook says

New Hampshire lawmakers' decision of inclusion of an amendment in a severability clause for work requirements in House Bill 1696 has thrown the state at the altar of the federal government, Republican Rep. Allen Cook said.

On March 9th, N.H. House Speaker Shawn Jasper broke a 181-181 tie in favor of including the controversial clause for work requirements in HB 1696. Later, the Senate also approved the bill.

Kelly Ayotte to meet with Supreme Court nominee next week

Kelly Ayotte to meet with Supreme Court nominee next week

Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte has confirmed that she will have a meeting with Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland next Wednesday, but declared that still believes that the Senate shouldn’t hold a confirmation vote until after a new president is elected.

The New Hampshire senator stressed that people should be given a voice in the important nomination of the Supreme Court justice through their votes in election scheduled to be held in November this year.

Three solid reasons to support Donald Trump

Three solid reasons to support Donald Trump

While a movement by social conservatives and moderate Republicans is trying to block Donald Trump, many argue that Republicans should back him if he secures the party’s nomination for the president.

There are some really strong reasons why Republicans should support Trump in the race for the nation’s top political post, if he win the nomination.

The foremost reason is that Republicans have overwhelmingly supported him. He has already won 739 delegates, more than 7.8 million votes and nineteen of the 29 states that have been declared their decisions.

Nashua bar indicted on two felony charges

Nashua bar indicted on two felony charges

La Simpatia Lounge & Grill, a former city bar that recently changed its name and is now operating under new ownership, has been indicted on a couple of felony charges for serving alcohol without a valid license.

A Hillsborough County Superior Court grand jury indicted two charges against the city bar, accusing the hostelry of serving alcohol to customers despite expiry of its license.

Speaking on the topic, Liquor Commission Chief Jim Wilson said, "They did not renew their license at the end of last September, and they continued to operate as though they were licensed."

Progressives will hold Trump’s feet to the fire: opponents believe

Progressives will hold Trump’s feet to the fire: opponents believe

Ever since Donald Trump announced his bid for the Republican presidential candidacy, his controversial comments kept on creating criticism and unrest, which sometimes forced him to cancel his planned rallies.

Many believe that Trump’s harsh comments against Muslims and immigrants could hurt him in the general election, but some experts argue that the Republican front-runner’s ‘gaffes’ will not hurt him because a certain segment of voters really supports the things he has been saying as well as the way he is saying them.

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