legislation http://nhpr.org en N.H. Legislature Passes Rule Change For Fuel Pre-Buy Contracts http://nhpr.org/post/nh-legislature-passes-rule-change-fuel-pre-buy-contracts <p style="line-height: 11.25pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-size:8.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">New Hampshire's Legislature has approved changing when fuel dealers can contract with customers to buy fuel in advance.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:34:07 +0000 Associated Press 49698 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Legislature Passes Rule Change For Fuel Pre-Buy Contracts How Regional Worker Demands Could Influence Immigration Policy http://nhpr.org/post/how-regional-worker-demands-could-influence-immigration-policy <p>On July 7th, the senate passed immigration reform legislation with an overwhelming majority. Meanwhile, the republican-led house has verbally panned the bill as “flawed legislation,” leaving little hope for a passage into law. But a new immigration solution has been <a href="http://www.migrationpolicy.org/pubs/RMSG-FinalReport.pdf" target="_blank">posited in a report</a> published by the non-profit <a href="http://www.migrationpolicy.org/" target="_blank">Migration Policy Institute</a>. Two and a half years in the making, the movement would utilize regional visas and limit immigrants to specific destinations within the United States. <a href="http://www.migrationpolicy.org/staff/papademetriou.php" target="_blank"><strong>Demetrios</strong><strong> Papademetriou </strong></a>is president and co-founder of the Migration Policy Institute.</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:02:18 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31392 at http://nhpr.org How Regional Worker Demands Could Influence Immigration Policy House Committee Considers Gas Tax Increase http://nhpr.org/post/house-committee-considers-gas-tax-increase-0 <p></p><p>The House Committee on Public Works and Highways held a hearing on a bill that would increase the state's gas tax and vehicle registration fees.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">bill would raise 800 million dollars over eight years in new revenue by increasing the state's gas tax by 12 cents over three years and tacking on five dollars to vehicle registration fees.</span></p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:45:04 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 22245 at http://nhpr.org House Committee Considers Gas Tax Increase USNH Board Approves Budget Request; Tries To Strike Deal With Lawmakers http://nhpr.org/post/usnh-board-approves-budget-request-tries-strike-deal-lawmakers <p></p><p>The University System of New Hampshire’s board of trustees is requesting that the legislature restore its state funding. At a board meeting Tuesday they approved a budget request for the near-$50 million that was cut last year.&nbsp; In exchange for the funds, the USNH is offering to freeze tuition for two years. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>University chancellor Ed&nbsp;MacKay says that New Hampshire’s tuition costs are among the nation’s highest not because of inefficiencies, but because of a lack of funding from the state.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 22:11:08 +0000 Emily Corwin 12809 at http://nhpr.org USNH Board Approves Budget Request; Tries To Strike Deal With Lawmakers To Expand or Not To Expand: The Medicaid Question http://nhpr.org/post/expand-or-not-expand-medicaid-question <p></p><p>Although the Supreme Court upheld much of the Affordable Care Act, it removed the federal government&rsquo;s power to require states to expand Medicaid enrollment or face severe penalties. Now, some states say they&rsquo;ll opt out. Others are uncertain about how to proceed. &nbsp;We examine the debate in the Granite State.</p><p>Guests:</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:12:25 +0000 Laura Knoy 8856 at http://nhpr.org To Expand or Not To Expand: The Medicaid Question