Executive Council http://nhpr.org en Kenney Wins Executive Council Seat To Replace Burton http://nhpr.org/post/kenney-wins-executive-council-seat-replace-burton <p></p><p>In a race that was too close to call Tuesday night, Republican Joe Kenney declared victory this morning in a special election to fill the vacant District 1 Executive Council seat.</p><p>He fills the seat left vacant by longtime North Country Executive Councilor Ray Burton, who died late last year.</p><p></p><p>Kenney took 51 percent of the vote, just enough to defeat Democrat and Grafton County Commissioner Mike Cryans.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:23:11 +0000 NHPR Staff 44945 at http://nhpr.org Kenney Wins Executive Council Seat To Replace Burton Executive Council OKs Circuit Court Judges, PUC Commissioner http://nhpr.org/post/executive-council-oks-circuit-court-judges-puc-commissioner <p>The Executive Council has confirmed four judges for the circuit court nominated by Governor Maggie Hassan.</p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:14:32 +0000 Michael Brindley 40531 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For Oct. 28 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-oct-28 <p></p><p></p><p>On the Political Front, NHPR's Josh Rogers discusses the legacy of longtime Executive Councilor Ray Burton.</p><p>Burton, a Republican from Bath, announced over the weekend that he would not be seeking reelection after learning that his kidney cancer had returned.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:18:13 +0000 Michael Brindley 37506 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For Oct. 28 Executive Council Confirms DRED And Banking Commissioners http://nhpr.org/post/executive-council-confirms-dred-and-banking-commissioners <p></p><p>The Executive Council has confirmed Governor Hassan’s appointees for the commissioner of both the Banking Department and the Department of Resources and Economic Development.</p><p>The council voted unanimously to confirm Jeff Rose as DRED Commissioner and Glenn Perlow as Banking Commissioner.</p><p>Rose, a Republican, held positions in both the public and private sector, most recently as head of communications for BAE Systems in Nashua. Perlow is moving up from the number two spot in the Banking Department.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 17:16:50 +0000 Ryan Lessard 23181 at http://nhpr.org Pappas And Burns Face Off In First Debate http://nhpr.org/post/pappas-and-burns-face-first-debate <p>District 4 Executive Council candidates Chris Pappas and Bob Burns met in debate Wednesday. They are vying to replace outgoing councilor Ray Weiczorek. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 18:24:54 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 14521 at http://nhpr.org Close Race for District 4 Executive Council Seat http://nhpr.org/post/close-race-district-4-executive-council-seat <p>An Executive Council race in the Manchester area turned out to be one of the state's closest primary races. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:57:08 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 12779 at http://nhpr.org Close Race for District 4 Executive Council Seat Van Ostern and Burns Win Executive Council Primaries http://nhpr.org/post/van-ostern-and-burns-win-executive-council-primaries <p>Colin Van Ostern won the Democratic nomination for the District 2 chair on the Executive Council.&nbsp; The district includes the Concord area, and stretches from Vermont to the coast.<br>&nbsp;<br>He beat opponent John Shea, who held a seat on the Council from 2006 to 2010.</p><p>Van Ostern says the Council’s decision last June to cut funding to Planned Parenthood spurred him to run.&nbsp; But he made his campaign about the economy.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 05:37:52 +0000 Jonathan Lynch 12739 at http://nhpr.org Executive Council Approves Study of Private Prison Proposals http://nhpr.org/post/executive-council-approves-study-private-prison-proposals <p dir="LTR"><font size="4"><font size="4">New Hampshire&#39;s Executive Council has approved hiring a consultant to assist the state in reviewing proposals from several companies to run its prisons. </font><font size="4">The council approved a contract Wednesday of $171,347 to hire consultant MGT of America of Tallahassee, Florida</font></font></p><p><font size="4"><font size="4">Governor John Lynch says it&rsquo;s a lot of money, but necessary to figure out which proposal is really the best deal.</font></font></p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 20:35:40 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 8590 at http://nhpr.org Executive Council Approves Study of Private Prison Proposals Just In: Managed Medicaid Contract Approved http://nhpr.org/post/just-managed-medicaid-contract-approved <script src="http://storify.com/ccania/n-h-executive-council-passes-dollar-2-3-billion-me.js"></script><noscript>[<a href="http://storify.com/ccania/n-h-executive-council-passes-dollar-2-3-billion-me" target="_blank">View the story "N.H. Executive Council Passes $2.3 Billion Medicaid Contract" on Storify</a>]<h1>N.H. Executive Council Passes $2.3 Billion Medicaid Contract</h1><h2></h2><p>Storified by &middot; Wed, May 09 2012 12:48:16</p><div>RT @FostersDailyDem: BREAKING NEWS: N.H. Executive Council OKs $2.3 billion Medicaid contract http://bit.ly/JxiCxxNHPR News</div><div>NH Executive Council OKs $2.3 billion Medicaid contractBy JIM HADDADIN CONCORD – On a split vote, members of New Hampshire&amp;#39;s Executive Council approved a $2.3 billion contract establishing...</div><div>Managed Medicaid could significantly shake up service for some 140,000 NH residents. HHS officials believe this reform is critical.Dan Gorenstein</div><div>Executive Councilors are talking about how they will vote on managed medicaid contract.Dan Gorenstein</div><div>Dozens of managed Medicaid opponents are in Executive Council chambers. Many are opposed to how plan would change services for the disabled.Dan Gorenstein</div><div>Executive Council meeting getting under way. Councilors expect to vote on $2.3 B managed Medicaid contract. Insiders say contract will pass.Dan Gorenstein</div></noscript><p> Wed, 09 May 2012 16:50:06 +0000 NHPR Staff 4479 at http://nhpr.org Executive Council Has More Questions on Medicaid Managed Care http://nhpr.org/post/executive-council-has-more-questions-medicaid-managed-care <p>&nbsp;</p><p>State and Managed Care company officials met today with the executive council to discuss the contract that would change the state&rsquo;s Medicaid Program. The councilors have serious concerns, and many questions.</p><p>The $2.2 billion dollar proposed contract is the biggest in the history of the state.&nbsp;Supporters say <a href="http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/ocom/care-management.htm">Managed Medicaid</a> would streamline services for the some 130,000 people in the program.&nbsp;Health-care providers worry the new contract may hurt their patients and their business.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 20:16:06 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 3118 at http://nhpr.org Executive Council Has More Questions on Medicaid Managed Care Executive Council Refuses Another Term For Consumer Advocate http://nhpr.org/post/executive-council-refuses-another-term-consumer-advocate <p>The Executive Council refused to give New Hampshire Consumer Advocate Meredith Hatfield another term.</p><p>Some&nbsp;on the all Republican council feel she&rsquo;s been too political in her opinions.</p><p>The Executive Council voted three to two against re-appointing Meredith Hatfield to represent the interest of consumers against the state&rsquo;s public utilities.</p><p>Councilor Chris Sununu, of Newfields, says he was concerned about her stance on the Laidlaw Biomass Plant in Berlin as well as some of her opinions on the PSNH power plant in Bow.</p> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 21:49:57 +0000 Amy Quinton 387 at http://nhpr.org