Chuck Morse en Medicaid Compromise Looking Dicey <p>Gov. Maggie Hassan has spent the last several days taking her push to expand Medicaid out side of Concord, and into the districts of GOP Senators.</p><p></p><p>Speaking at SNHU, in the home district of Republican David Boutin, Hassan said the GOP needs to bend.</p><p>"Every time we put forward a compromise, we are told that it’s no good, it’s still their original plan."</p><p>Back at the statehouse, Senate President Chuck Morse insisted that’s not true.</p><p>"We are open to suggestions.'</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:24:24 +0000 Josh Rogers 38878 at Hassan Takes Medicaid Push On the Road; Rankles Morse With Criticism Of GOP <p>Governor Hassan stumped for expansion in Plymouth. That’s the home district of Republican Jeanie Forrester, the senate’s new finance chair.</p><p>Last week Hassan visited Hampton, a town represented by Republican Senator Nancy Stiles. And on Saturday night, speaking at a Democratic Party fundraiser, Hassan told the crowd of 1000 that the Medicaid proposal backed by senate Republicans simply won’t work.</p><p>“The bad deal that the Senate Republicans are offering will hurt our citizens and our state more than no deal at all.”</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:06:51 +0000 Josh Rogers 38727 at On Expansion, Lawmakers Have Two Weeks To Reconcile Two Competing Plans <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Lawmakers returned to Concord Thursday to debate a major part of the federal health overhaul law: expansion of Medicaid. In New Hampshire, such a move would provide insurance coverage to an estimated 50,000 low income residents.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:06:11 +0000 Todd Bookman 38165 at On Expansion, Lawmakers Have Two Weeks To Reconcile Two Competing Plans Morse Is New Senate President <p></p><p>Chuck Morse won bipartisan praise for his work on the state budget, and before being voted in as the senate's new leader, he was was hailed by both Republicans as Democrats in nominating speeches.</p><p></p><p>Morse replaced Peter Bragdon, who gave up the gavel amid controversy after he took a job to leading the quasi-public local government center.</p><p>In his first speech as the senate’s new president, Chuck Morse urged colleagues to put the needs of their constituents first.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 17:39:53 +0000 Josh Rogers 34283 at Morse Is New Senate President