Our reporters at StateImpact NH have the latest on a study from the Center for Public Policy Studies that finds a casino in New Hampshire may be a wash -- when it comes to balancing tax revenue with social costs.
For background information on all three casino bills proposed this session, read up here.
New Hampshire has signed on to two amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court defending the right for same-sex couples to marry.
The briefs encourage the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and California’s Proposition 8.
“Because encouraging strong marriages for loving couples strengthens families and communities. We are urging the Supreme Court to strike down these discriminatory measures because all New Hampshire married couples should receive fair and equal treatment from the federal government,” said Governor Maggie Hassan.
This weekend, the stage version of “To Kill a Mockingbird” premieres at the Rochester Opera House. Reporter Sean Hurley introduces some of the cast and crew members to us in an audio version of a playbill. In this case, their stories go a little deeper than the blurb in an average program.
The Public Utilities Commission is asking an electricity supplier that was suspended from selling power in the New England grid to explain why it shouldn’t be subject to penalties in New Hampshire.
The PUC wants Power New England and Resident Power to account for a number of possible violations.
Resident Power is an aggregator that gathers up electricity customers and delivers them to a supplier. Power New England actually supplies electricity. Gus Fromuth is part owner of Power New England, and his son Bart is Managing Director of Resident Power.
New Hampshire has the fourth-lowest percentage of young people in jail.
That’s according to a study released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The study released Wednesday uses Census data and finds that nationwide, incarceration of people under 21 years old reached a 35-year low in 2010.
In New Hampshire, the rate of incarceration dropped 37 percent from 1995 to 2010.
In 1966, while working for Sanders, a defense contractor in Nashua that is today a part of BAE Systems, Ralph Baer began secretly working on his invention. He didn't have a name for it at the time so it was hard to sell to his superiors. No one knew what a "video game" was.