Hodes supports Geithner for Treasury Secretary

New Hampshire Congressman Paul Hodes is standing by President-elect Barack Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, despite revelations that Geithner had failed to pay $34,000 in taxes several years ago.

Welch, Hodes, Shea-Porter vote for auto bailout

A plan to throw U-S automakers a $14 billion lifeline cleared the House last night. House Representatives Peter Welch, Carol Shea-Porter and Paul Hodes all voted in favor of the bill.  But the legislation is still in jeopardy in the Senate. A vote there could come today.

Hodes wants to know why Brattleboro chosen for VA clinic

New Hampshire Congressman Paul Hodes says he’s disappointed that the Department of Veterans Affairs has decided not to put a new outpatient clinic in Keene. That clinic was sought by members of state’s Washington delegation.

Senate passes NH-inspired Michelle’s Law

The U.S. Senate has passed a federal version of a New Hampshire law allowing college students to take up to a year off school for medical reasons and still stay on their family’s health insurance.

Morning Newscast: July 8, 2008

Here are the top stories at 7:30 a.m.: Jury selection is moving faster than expected in the trial of the man charged with killing two people in Essex in August 2006;  Democratic challenger Gaye Symington says Governor Jim Douglas is not moving quickly to get additional funds out to Vermonters for home weatherization projects…