Contracts http://nhpr.org en Health Law Proves Big Business For Contractors http://nhpr.org/post/health-law-proves-big-business-contractors <p>There was a time not all that long ago when politicians in New Hampshire had no trouble turning away federal money tied to the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>In March of 2011, the Republican-controlled Executive Council rejected a planning grant to explore creation of a state-run health care exchange.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the time, Republican Chris </span>Sununu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said federal money for implementing so-called </span>Obamacare<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was “like crack to the states.”</span></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 20:48:41 +0000 Todd Bookman 49254 at http://nhpr.org Health Law Proves Big Business For Contractors Lawmakers Seek Final Say on Collective Bargaining Deals http://nhpr.org/post/lawmakers-seek-final-say-collective-bargaining-deals <p>The New Hampshire House has passed a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/default.aspx">bill</a> giving lawmakers final say on collective bargaining agreements with the State. The legislation is just the latest effort by Republicans in Concord to rein in the costs of public employee contracts.</p><p>&quot;This gives the legislature the ability to look at an entire contract and say whether it is fair, and whether we should fund it,&quot; says Republican Neil Kurk of Weare.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 01:49:19 +0000 Todd Bookman 1937 at http://nhpr.org