This month the state is retiring its twenty-year-old mainframe payroll system and is moving human resources and payroll services online for over 65 state organizations.
This is the final phase of a seven-year-long process the state undertook when it purchased NHFirst, an Enterprise Resource Planning system that organizes much of the state’s management information with a single software program.
About 120,000 Granite Staters -- almost 10 percent of the state’s population -- are members of an LLC, or Limited Liability Corporation. But too many LLCs fail because of internal disputes, says John Cunningham, a Concord lawyer and expert on LLCs. On January 1, a revised LLC act that was signed by Governor Lynch in June will go into effect. Cunningham -- who was the principle author of the original LLC law and chaired the committee that wrote the new act -- says the new law sets out to reduce disputes between LLC members by clarifying their responsibilities. He gives this example:
Teen pregnancies have been declining for almost two decades now, and the rates in Vermont and New Hampshire are among the lowest in the nation. While that may be good news, it's also one reason a residential program for teen mothers in Lebanon, New Hampshire is closing its doors. That will leave some teens without social services they have come to depend on.
For much of the year officials at Northeast Utilities have been saying they would have the new route for Northern Pass submitted to the US Department of Energy by the end of the year.
But the New Year is here and while nothing has been posted with the DOE Northern Pass says it has a new route.
NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.
In a conference call with analysts early in October Northeast Utilities official Lee Olivier said the company was “still on track” to file a new route with the Department of Energy by the end of the year.
Starting Jan. 1, driving under the influence of prescription drugs, over the counter medications or any other chemical substances is a crime in New Hampshire.
Law enforcement officials say the change will help them prosecute drivers impaired by drugs not previously covered under state law. Lawmakers expanded the state’s driving under the influence law in 2012 and Gov. Lynch signed it into law last June.
Online courses in higher education have been around for decades. Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester has been offering online courses since 1996. Now the university is piloting a new online model — one that dispenses with courses, grades and credit hours.
Comedian Jimmy Dunn has some advice for wannabe comics in New Hampshire.
“If you want to make it here in NH, you have to get a car that you can drive a lot. The most important thing, you need a honda civic, because you’re going to be putting 300 miles a night on your car if you’re any good at all. My first year I had an old Volkswagen and I put 60,000 miles on my car."
Dunn has since upgraded to a Nissan pick-up truck, more often than not overstuffed with surf boards and kayaks.