The New Hampshire state Senate is an institution steeped in history. It meets in the same chamber it has used since 1819. The 24 members sit at long wooden desks with visitors watching from above in an austere colonial gallery.
It is also a place that does things a little differently. Senators are paid just $100 a year, plus gas money. It's basically a volunteer job.
And this week, at the official swearing-in ceremony for the senators elected on Nov. 4, New Hampshire became the first state...Full Story