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In Big Win for Sununu, N.H. Lawmakers Pass $11.7 Billion Budget, 'Keno-garten'

The GOP-led legislature is sending Governor Chris Sununu a $11.7B dollar budget and a bill to fund full-day kindergarten via Keno. The outcomes are big wins for a governor who hasn’t always gotten his way with the legislature.

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Special Series on the N.H. State House

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New Hampshire’s 400 plus state lawmakers had their last session day Thursday and they had one major item left on the agenda to get through – passing the state’s next two-year budget.

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A contentious debate Thursday at the Statehouse revolved around pregnant women being allowed to murder people. This strange line of debate had to do with a possible mistake in a proposal that was passed earlier this month.

Public health officials are warning about an outbreak of the syphilis in New Hampshire, with reported cases of the sexually transmitted disease nearly double that of previous years.

From January through May, there were 42 documented cases in the state, according to new figures released Thursday by the state’s Department of Health and Human Services. In recent years, there has been an average of 20 cases during that same period.

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Lawmakers in Vermont yesterday stopped short on a bill that would have legalized possession and sale of Marijuana. Meanwhile, in New Hampshire, a bill to decriminalize pot possession is headed to Governor Sununu, who says he’ll sign it.

And in Massachusetts, where recreational use of marijuana was approved by voters in November, lawmakers are pushing to raise taxes on marijuana and tighten regulations, for instance by requiring background checks for workers in the industry.

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After a lengthy debate in both the House and the Senate, the full legislature passed a bill Thursday that funds full-day kindergarten by legalizing the electronic bingo game Keno.

Josh Rogers for NHPR

The GOP-led legislature is sending Governor Chris Sununu a $11.7B dollar budget and a bill to fund full-day kindergarten via Keno.

The outcomes are big wins for a governor who hasn’t always gotten his way with the legislature.

NHPR's Rewind: Malice on the Internet - Then and Now

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Since the inception of the internet and the computer, society has been challenged with balancing technologies’ benefits and demerits.

On June 12, 2017, The Exchange held a discussion on cyberethics. This session discussed crimes captured on video and posted online. The program examined viewers’ and digital platforms’ responsibilities when coming across online crime videos; and how the excitement and potential celebrity status is an incentive for people to perform malicious acts.

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The weather’s heating up, which means New Hampshire schools are letting out for the summer.

But for many students, especially those from low-income families, those two months away from the classroom can often lead to regression when they return in the fall.

A program in Manchester aimed at curbing that summer slide is expanding this year, with more than 100 middle school students taking part at no cost to families.

  The NH ACLU has weighed in on a lawsuit against the town of Farmington. In an amicus brief filed in federal court, the organization claims Farmington subjects its employees to a social media policy that violates those employee’s first amendment rights to free speech.

 

 

The lawsuit was initiated last year by former Farmington firefighter, Alexander Morin.  Farmington fired Morin in 2015, after Morin posted opinions on Facebook during off-duty hours.

 

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After months of working on a new two-year state budget – the big moment has arrived. Lawmakers are scheduled to vote on the final version Thursday.

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