"The fact that a New Hampshire legislator's position is not seen as a career or a way of supporting a family has meant that it draws women. At times, I think men who might be looking for a paid career have known that they couldn't make one out of serving in the legislature. So there's a little more space for women.''
-- Maggie Hassan, now U.S. senator and former New Hampshire governor.
New Hampshire state legislators are paid $100 a year.