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NH: NH seeks federal money for new bridge to Maine

The Bangor Daily News:

The state of New Hampshire is asking the federal government for $20 million in stimulus funding to help build a new bridge between Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine.

Payday Lending Abuses Reined In, As Colorado Joins Other States in Reform

The payday lending trap has been shorting working families to the tune of nearly $5 billion per year ever since the industry exploded onto the scene in the 1990’s.  The number of payday lending institutions has jumped exponentially from 500 in 1990 to about 22,000 today (compared with 14,000 McDonald's), mainly targeting low-income African American and Latino communities. 

New Hampshire Legislative Session Roundup

The state made solid reforms this session, tapping some new revenue to address the budget crisis, making needed reforms in health care, and notably becoming another state to approve gay marriage legislation.