New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shahean says NSA leaker Edward Snowden ought to return to the United States. At a tourism event Tuesday morning in Portsmouth, she said she backs Obama’s efforts to extradite Snowden so he can be tried in court:I think Edward Snowden has released critical information in a way that has violated the law, he needs to come back to the US, explain his situation, appear before a court of law, and see the outcome of that kind of a trial. Shaheen says she approves of actions in Washington that prevent him from receiving asylum from other nations. Snowde
This holiday weekend, 186,000 visitors are expected in the state, and New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen says a federal public/private partnership could help those numbers grow even bigger. She stopped by Portsmouth Tuesday morning to talk with the state’s tourism industry leaders.
Back in 2009, Congress passed the Travel Promotion Act, which created Brand USA, a tourism promotion corporation that is funded equally with private dollars and federal matching grants. Senator Shaheen says Brand USA is going to bat for New Hampshire.
Beginning Monday airline passengers can now catch a bus from Concord to the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport for $4 each way.
The buses will run between Concord and the airport twelve times each day beginning at 3:55 a.m. and going through 12:45 a.m. The five-day-a-week shuttle is part of a one-year trial that’s a joint effort between The Department of Transportation, the Manchester Airport and lawmakers. It’s an effort to boost travel through the airport and to cut parking costs.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is agreeing to join the Medicaid managed care program. The state's largest health care system had been a key hold out in the new effort.
A transition from traditional Medicaid to so-called managed care is already a year behind schedule, costing the state an estimated $15 million in expected savings. One problem has been a lack of participation from hospitals. They’ve voiced concerned that the arrangement could pay them less for treating Medicaid patients.