Two years after New Hampshire legalized the sale of certain powerful fireworks, lawmakers are considering banning them. This second look was prompted by a pyrotechnic explosion in Pelham last summer that injured eight adults and five children.
State lawmakers heard testimony today on a bill to restore money to the CHINS program, or Children in Need of Services. The program puts troubled kids under the supervision of the courts, and provides counseling and placement in a group home, if needed.
Roughly 1,000 New Hampshire youth each year received services before budget cuts effectively ended the program in 2011.
Representative Laura Pantelakos urged House budget writers to restore funding.
New Hampshire’s energy grid relies heavily on fossil fuels like oil and coal, and getting the grid off of those fuels will be a major hurdle in addressing the challenge of global warming.
But here in New Hampshire, it’s proving a steep challenge to get carbon out of the electric supply, without breaking the bank for customers or utilities. But that doesn’t mean that people aren’t trying. As part of a weeklong look at New Hampshire’s Energy Future, we ask what’s being done about CO2?
Today, we sit down with the Department of Transportation Commissioner, Christopher Clement, covering everything from road and toll projects to ways of funding transportation improvements and taking a look at what Commissioner Clement hopes to accomplish in 2013.
Christopher Clement - Commissioner of the NH Department of Transportation
The influenza season started much earlier this year and the strain is considered more severe. Many worry how much of a toll this will take. In New Hampshire, at least twenty people have died from the flu already.
The New Hampshire Republican Party voted this past Saturday and chose former Congressional candidate Jennifer Horn to be their latest chairperson; and a repeal of the "Stand Your Ground" law comes up before committee in the House of Representatives.
New Hampshire Republicans tap former congressional candidate Jennifer Horn to be party chair.
Jennifer Horn told fellow Republicans that under her watch the GOP will shake the image that she said hurt them in 2012.
"We must put to rest forever the notion that the Republican party does not care -- that we don't care about women, that we don't care about the elderly, that we don't care about children, that we are the party of old white guys."