The top budget writer in the NH senate is signaling that the spending plan the senate will craft will be vastly different than the one adopted by the NH house. Republican Chuck Morse of Salem says the house and Governor both inflated revenues for number of state taxes. Morse sees the state’s tax on hospitals, knows as the MET, as a prime example.
Hundreds of first-time beekeepers across the state are anxiously awaiting their first shipment of honey bees this week. NHPR’s Ryan Lessard reports on the growing popularity of the hobby and what it could mean for the pollinating insects’ struggle for survival.
The New Hampshire attorney general’s office is investigating a former top official in the Manchester diocese.
Monsignor Edward Arsenault is under investigation for improper transactions involving diocesan funds.
According to Diocese of Manchester, it was allegations about a inappropriate adult relations that prompted its scrutiny of Monsignor Edward Arsenault. That in turn, uncovered evidence suggesting Arsenault misused diocesan funds.
Hundreds of first-time beekeepers across the state are waiting anxiously for their first shipment of honey bees this week. The hobby is growing in popularity and it could have both good and bad impacts on the pollinating insects’ struggle for survival.
At a Town Hall Meeting in Tilton on Tuesday, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte field roughly a dozen questions from the audience, on topics ranging from immigration to Benghazi. But none dealt directly with her recent vote against expanded background checks for gun sales, a measure that failed in the Senate.
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With April being a big month for state revenue, New Hampshire could end the biennium in the black; things are looking tougher for the casino proposal, as the legislature continues to work on the budget; Senator Ayotte held a handful of town halls meetings last week, getting questions and a bit of backlash on her gun control positions.
In her new book, journalist Lisa Prevost examines the long history of policies she says have led to a lack of affordable housing in many New England towns. Prevost argues this “snob zoning” harms not only those who might need a reasonably-priced place to live, but also the very communities that fight against these developments as well.
Lisa Prevost - freelance journalist specializing in housing and real estate and author of Snob Zones: Fear Prejudice, and Real Estate
The new health exchanges are often described as something akin to Orbitz or Travelocity. A central place--a website--where insurance can be researched, compared, and purchased.
“Competition in markets, of course, is the way in this country we try to make reasonable prices and good quality available to people and so that is one of their roles,” says Professor Timothy Jost with Washington and Lee University in Virginia.
Jost says another key role of the exchanges is subsidies.